Mayor addresses Fair St. Louis lineup, parking, air show

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) - The excitement is building around this year's Fair St. Louis now that we know who will be performing.

But the "where" is also getting a lot of attention.

The move from the Arch grounds to Forest Park brings some new challenges.

This has been a huge project trying to relocate Fair St. Louis to Forest Park and with so many people expected at the fair, parking is going to be a big issue.

St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says that it's important to have a plan if you are going to be driving your car, but if you can find another way down to Forest Park, that might be the best option, "Some people are used to parking downtown and parking in the same spot, or in the same place. We're encouraging people to walk, ride their bike, and take the Metro."

The parking problem should be worth it because the line-up is stacked.  This year's performers are The Band Perry, Bonnie Raitt, The Fray, Musiq Soulchild, Gavin DeGraw, Matt Nathanson, Mary Lambert, Capital Cities and The Neighborhood.

See the complete lineup here: Fair St. Louis Lineup

Something that will be new this year is a family fun parade through the zoo.

A lot of people have been wondering with the change of venue, will there still be an air show? Yes, Mayor Slay confirms, there will be an air show.

All the festivities kick off on July 3.