Ever since the dawn of the glitzy and hairspray-laden 1980s, Fair St. Louis, then-called the VP Fair, has been a St. Louis staple. Beyond the July heat and always dazzling fireworks, the fair is known to deliver top-notch musical acts time and time again. With musicians like Brett Young and The Flaming Lips scheduled for Fair St. Louis 2019, here's a look at some of the stars who came before. 

Compiled by Griffin Fletcher, gfletcher@post-dispatch.com