While the first four years of Loufest have concentrated mostly on rock, pop and hip-hop, the festival's fifth anniversary lineup includes a couple of acts that may be of interest to local jazz fans as well.
Specifically, the 2014 edition of Loufest, set for Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7 in Forest Park's Central Field, will include appearances from Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue(pictured) and the funk band Lettuce.
Other headlining acts this year will include Outkast, Arctic Monkeys, Cake, Grouplove, Matt & Kim, Portugal The Man, Future Islands, and Kelis. For the complete lineup, see http://www.loufest.com/.
Shorty's last appearance here was in November 2013 at the Old Rock House. As for Lettuce, while yr. humble StLJN editor is pretty sure they've played here at some point in their 20+ year history, I've been unable to locate any specifics on that.
VIP tickets for the two-day Loufest are priced at $350 per person and already are on sale. They include access to a VIP lounge with complimentary beer, wine, and specialty libations all day, catered food servings, air conditioned restrooms and more.
Regular two-day tickets are priced at $95 per person, inclusive of all fees, and go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, May 13 via http://www.loufest.com/tickets.