Last year’s LouFest was scrapped days before the St. Louis music festival was set to rock the city, and its organizers now claim in a new lawsuit that a vendor wanted to sabotage it.
The organizers claimed Logic Systems and Lighting sought to terminate the festival through various means.
Listen Live Entertainment and Loufest LLC filed a civil suit last week in St. Louis Circuit Court against the vendor and its owner, Howard Self. Dozens of sponsors, vendors and production contractors lost thousands of dollars due to the Sept. 8-9 festival cancellation.
Festival organizers claimed Logic Systems and Lighting made “negative, misleading comments about Plaintiffs, exaggerated statements regarding LouFest funding issues, and suggested LouFest would be canceled.” These actions were done to “cause artists to withdraw” from the festival, the organizers claimed.
Self said his company would defend itself “vigorously.”
Read more: St. Louis Post-Dispatch.