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Dakota Grizzly Announces Involvement With LouFest 2018 Music Festival

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Dakota Grizzly Announces Involvement With LouFest 2018 Music Festival

Featuring four stages, 40+ bands, Modest Mouse, and expanded festival amenities - St. Louis, September 8 and 9 in Forest Park

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ST. LOUIS, July 31, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Dakota Grizzly is proud to announce its inaugural participation in the 2018 LouFest in St. Louis this fall, Sept 8-9. Dakota Grizzly will be found in three major activation areas during the two-day music extravaganza.

Dakota Grizzly is a local apparel brand with a grassroots following of makers, artisans, and craftsman across the country. As proud St. Louis Midwest Makers themselves, the brand will host a Midwest Makers section in the festival's VIP area, as well as limited edition LouFest apparel available on site in the merchandise areas. Local Midwest Makers will be on handcrafting creations, The Wandering Sidecar will be mixing cocktails, and there will be plenty of opportunities for guests to win their very own Dakota Grizzly gear. You can also find Dakota Grizzly in the artist hang out area.

Dakota Grizzly has collaborated with LouFest to create custom LouFest merchandise at this year's merch tent. The festival's creators partnered with the brand to create exclusive Dakota Grizzly x LOUFEST works shirts for the hundreds of staff and crew — the biggest group of 'Makers' of all — whose hard work will bring the festival to life.

Rob Rosenblum, co-owner and CEO at Dakota Grizzly, shares his excitement: "We decided there was no better way to get involved with our community than through amazing music, great musicians and a local festival! We are over-the-top excited to be one of the major sponsors for LouFest and have planned three areas to showcase our craft and that of our local Midwest Makers."

LouFest announced its largest lineup ever with Modest Mouse and legendary rock artist Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters headlining the festival, which will again include a diverse range of artists from indie rock to hip-hop to country. Musicians from St. Louis will be featured heavily, including veteran Michael McDonald and several local jazz, heritage, and roots & blues bands from the Kranzberg Arts Foundation artist-in-residence program that will perform on a fourth stage.

The 2017 event was a sell-out with more than 60,000 attending over the two days. It was held on the Upper Muny Grounds and Festival Plaza, and will again in 2018, as Forest Park's Central Fields remain under renovation.

"We couldn't be more excited about the size and depth of the 2018 lineup," says Mike Van Hee, Managing Partner with Listen Live Entertainment. "St. Louis loves the rock legends as much as the modern innovators, and LouFest 2018 delivers on both more than ever before." Major sponsors include Enterprise, AB-InBev, Rebel Yell Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey, Express Scripts, the Kranzberg Arts Foundation and Dakota Grizzly.

LouFest line up

Headlines will include Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters; Modest Mouse; The Head and the Heart; Kacey Musgraves; Gary Clark Jr.; and Michael McDonald, in addition, to close to 40 top bands and musicians. The daily line up with stages and performance times will be released as the event nears, and more information is available at www.loufest.com.

Tickets are available through loufest.com. 2-Day tickets remain $95, inclusive of all fees. VIP tickets are $350 for the LouFest VIP lounge with complimentary beer, wine, and specialty libations all day, catered food servings, air-conditioned restrooms and more. Platinum VIP tickets are $750 and offer concierge treatment with golf cart transportation, dedicated entrance, exclusive Platinum viewing areas and premium food and drink selections. Note: 1-day tickets will be offered closer to the event as available.

Headlines will include Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters; Modest Mouse; The Head and the Heart; Kacey Musgraves; Gary Clark Jr.; and Michael McDonald, in addition, to close to 40 top bands and musicians. The daily line up with stages and performance times will be released as the event nears, and more information is available at www.loufest.com.

Tickets are available through loufest.com. 2-Day tickets remain $95, inclusive of all fees. VIP tickets are $350 for the LouFest VIP lounge with complimentary beer, wine, and specialty libations all day, catered food servings, air-conditioned restrooms and more. Platinum VIP tickets are $750 and offer concierge treatment with golf cart transportation, dedicated entrance, exclusive Platinum viewing areas and premium food and drink selections. Note: 1-day tickets will be offered closer to the event as available.

About LouFest

LouFest was founded in 2010 and will be celebrating its ninth year in St. Louis' Forest Park. With steady growth in attendance each year, the festival continues as one of the city's largest summer events. Featuring past acts such as Snoop Dogg, Weezer, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Chris Stapleton, LCD Soundsystem, Outkast, The Avett Brothers, The Killers, Billy Idol, Wilco, Arctic Monkeys, and Ludacris, the festival attracts a diverse variety of music acts and genres, spanning rock 'n' roll, hip-hop, soul, funk, alt-country, folk, and jam. In addition to the music experience, LouFest highlights top restaurants in its Nosh Pit food court, as well as local retailers and artists in its Market Square, and a dedicated LouKidz zone for young music fans.

About Listen Live Entertainment

Listen Live Entertainment (LLE) is a St. Louis-based production company that was created in 2009 to produce LouFest, a multi-day music festival held in Forest Park. Now in its ninth year, the festival has welcomed over 260,000 music fans to Forest Park, and has received multiple awards and honors, including being voted as St. Louis' "Best Music Festival" seven years in a row.

About Dakota Grizzly

Born of a 70-year lineage of St. Louis garment makers, Dakota Grizzly provides men with a discriminating eye for detail with garments that have a unique design signature. For shirts, pants and outerwear that provide a sophisticated interpretation of classic design, visit www.dakotagrizzly.com.

Dakota Grizzly: Contact: Beth Cochran

Cochran@whatsuppr.com, 406.579.7909

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Dakota Grizzly is a local apparel brand with a grassroots following of makers, artisans and craftsman across the country. As proud St.Louis Midwest Makers themselves, the brand will host a Midwest Makers section in the three festival areas.

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The festival's creators partnered with the brand to create exclusive Dakota Grizzly - LOUFEST works shirts for the hundreds of staff and crew — the biggest group of 'Makers' of all — whose hard work will bring the festival to life.

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