STL officials question Fair St. Louis act segregation

ST. LOUIS (KSDK) – Two prominent St. Louis officials are questioning the seeming separation of acts at this year's Fair St. Louis.

City of St. Louis treasurer Tishaura Jones tweeted about the separation of acts July 5.

Fair St. Louis featured En Vogue and Musiq Soulchild on a side stage, while acts such as Bonnie Raitt played the main stage.

Monday, Sen. Jamilah Nasheed sent a letter to Fair St. Louis Executive Director Lori Thaman regarding concerns about the fair's diversity and hopes that the issue would be discussed in the fair's debriefing sessions.

A Fair St. Louis board member told the Post Dispatch that any talk of segregating the bands is quote "ludicrous" and said they planned to have "Earth, Wind, and Fire" on the main stage, but the scheduling didn't work out.


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