No Blues In St. Louis

Dave Lucas and Live-360 have made their initial foray into the St. Louis market by drawing an estimated 100,000 meat ‘n’ music fans to Memorial Day weekend’s Rib America Festival in St. Louis.

The event, formerly organized by Clear Channel Entertainment, may seem like old hat to Lucas and partner Frank LoPresti, but the company expects to expand into the concert market in the Gateway City soon.

They got off to a good start by bringing Peter Frampton, Eddie Money, Puddle of Mudd and Candlebox in its first live show in seven years.

While there is no Live-360 office in St. Louis yet, there’s plenty of expertise at the Indianapolis home base, where former CCE St. Louis talent buyer Annie O’Toole is taking on the task.