Independence Day and STL250 converge on Forest Park for America's Biggest Birthday Party featuring The Band Perry. The grounds that once hosted the 1904 World's Fair will once again welcome fairgoers from near and far.
Thanks to the generous support of presenting sponsor Anheuser-Busch InBev, platinum sponsors Edward Jones, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Nestle Purina, all Fair Saint Louis shows will be presented to the community for free and will be open to all ages.
Denver-based foursome, The Fray, was formed in 2002 after high school friends, Slade and King, bumped into each other at a local guitar shop. In 2005, the group achieved national success with their debut self-titled release, featuring the hit singles “Over My Head (Cable Car)” and “How to Save a Life,” which went double-platinum. The release also earned the band a 2010 Grammy nomination.
This February, the group’s fourth album Helios was released on Epic Records. With a sound that features electronic instruments, drum samples, enormous backing vocals, and production assistance from Stuart Price and Ryan Tedder, the new album received early critical acclaim from the Denver Post as well as Billboard, which hailed it as “bare emotion bolstered by echoing backing vocals and unexpected twang.”
Having recently performed “Love Don’t Die” on the Today Show, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest 2014, and Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the band is will continue to promote Helios with a string of tour dates during 2014.
The Fray is Slade, Joe King (guitar, vocals), Dave Welsh (guitar), and Ben Wysocki (drums).
Today's activities include:
Schnucks Freedom 4 Miler & Family Fun Run, organized and produced in conjunction with the St. Louis Sports Commission
Fair Saint Louis kicks off at noon
Webster University’s Salute to the Troops.
Performances by Musiq Soulchild, Capital Cities, The Neighbourhood, leading up to The Fray
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