The Summer of the Blues
If you’ve got the post-hockey-season blues, you’re in luck – another “blues season” is beginning in STL: a blues summer!
Catch the Blues at the Arch concert series!
It may not have the same ring to it as “LGB!”, but we promise this lineup of blues players will be even easier on the ears:
The National Blues Museum and CityArchRiver Foundation are teaming up to put on Blues at the Arch, a free concert series held at a newly renovated section of the Gateway Arch grounds. The three-week series kicks off Friday, August 12, in Luther Ely Smith Square (at the corner of 4th and Market streets) with the Arch and the Old Courthouse as Instagram-worthy backdrops.
The exciting lineup for Blues at the Arch includes well-known, established local and national acts, who will perform from 5 to 8:30 p.m.:
- August 12: Phi, Vasti Jackson
- August 19: Marsha Evans & the Coalition and Skeet Rodgers & the Inner City Blues Band
- August 26: National Park Service Centennial Jazz Band, Mr. Sipp “The Mississippi Blues Child” (2016 Best New Artist – Blues Music Awards)
Each concert will also feature great local food and drink vendors including Sugarfire Smoke House, Taze Mediterranean Street Food and more – so come hungry!
For more information about Blues at the Arch, visit www.bluesatthearch.com.
Take a historic riverboat Blues Cruise!
Want to jazz up a Thursday summer night? Or blues it up, rather? Hop aboard the Gateway Arch Riverboats’ Blues Cruise along the Mississippi River!
Take it easy as you take in the STL skyline and live performances from top local blues bands – or slow dance the night away with your favorite dancing partner. (The Blues Cruise was voted the “Best Place to Slow Dance” in Riverfront Times‘ Best of St. Louis contest, after all.)
Cruisers must be 21+ and reservations are required. Purchase tickets online or by calling 877-982-1410. A cash bar and concessions are available onboard.
On the following select Thursdays, the cruise will board at 8 p.m. and return by 11 p.m. at the Gateway Arch Riverboats below the south leg of the Arch at 50 S. Leonor K. Sullivan Boulevard:
- June 16: Skeet Rodgers & the Inner City Blues Band
- July 14: Soulard Blues Band
- August 4: Jeremiah Johnson
- August 25: Big George
- September 15: Marquise Knox
- October 6: Bottoms Up Blues Band
- October 20: Billy Peek
For more information on Blues Cruises, click here.