The Whiskey War Fest 2016 Celebrates 5 Years And A New Location

 In Culture, Event

As the summer is winding down, St. Louisans and surrounding area music-lovers will gather for one of the most anticipated local music festivals of the year, The Whiskey War Festival. In past years, the fest was held at the VFW in St. Charles; however, the brothers who put on the event—Jake and David Maness—have relocated this year to Soulard’s South Broadway Athletic Club (2301 S. 7th St.) near Downtown St. Louis.

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The Whiskey War Festival is a massive grassroots festival showcasing local and national musicians and artists. Saturday, Aug. 20 will mark the fifth anniversary of the WWF, and with the new historic location, it will surely be the best one yet. In celebrating five years going strong, a whopping 1,000 people are expected in attendance.

WWF captures the heart and soul of the St. Louis music community and highlights much of the Midwest’s touring talent. Hosting 30 bands on four stages, a handful of artists—including the highly regarded, STL-based art collective “Screwed Arts Collective”—along with 20 local craft, holistic and environmentally charged vendors, and Pyro Pizza Truck to satisfy the stomachs of meat-eaters and vegetarians alike.

Celebrated by many year after year, the Whiskey War Festival is one summer highlight you’ll want to attend.

The Whiskey War Festival takes place Aug. 20, at 1pm running through 1am. Tickets are $15 and available through

Follow the fest on Facebook for updates and the official festival lineup and schedule.

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