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Blues at the Arch Festival

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Experience Blues at the Arch like never before, Aug. 12-14

North Gateway

Gateway Arch Park Foundation is pleased to host our seventh annual Blues at the Arch, this year reimagined as a destination festival, taking place Aug. 12-14!  After the last two years of virtual concerts, we're especially thrilled to announce the *in-person* return of this tradition.

This popular end-of-summer celebration pays tribute to St. Louis' storied blues history and showcases the talents of national and local artists.

Produced in partnership with the National Blues Museum and the National Park Service, this free festival is the only one of its kind to take place on national park grounds. And for the first time, our 2022 Blues at the Arch Festival will feature food trucks, a market, a poster contest, after-parties and more!

Mark your calendars and plan to join us at the Arch on Friday, Aug. 12 through Sunday, Aug. 14, for an incredible St. Louis weekend.

Poster Contest: Calling all St. Louis Artists

Gateway Arch Park Foundation (GAPF) and National Blues Museum (NBM) are seeking artwork from a diverse group of artists for a festival poster to be used for our Blues at the Arch Festival, held on the grounds of America’s 60th national park. We want to feature not only local musicians, but local artists, too! GAPF and NBM intend to commission one individual artist to create the festival poster. Learn more and apply by June 1!

Blues at the Arch Festival Merch

Blues at the Arch Festival 2022 merchandise is now available! Click below to order limited edition t-shirts, tanks, hats and water bottles. A portion of proceeds will support future Blues at the Arch festivals and programming. Be sure to order soon so you'll have your your merch in time for the festival kick-off on Aug. 12!

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Friday, August 12

Saturday, August 13

Sunday, August 14

Blues Brunch
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Join us for a Blues Brunch at 612North (the site of a former jazz speakeasy!), right next door at Laclede's Landing, with a magnificent view overlooking Gateway Arch National Park.

Blues Brunch will feature a photobooth and live blues music!

This event is ticketed, and space is limited. A portion of Blues Brunch proceeds will support future Blues at the Arch festivals and programming. Purchase your tickets now!

Other Activities

Guests are encouraged to explore the National Blues Museum and Gateway Arch National Park! Peruse the free Museum at the Arch, watch the "Monument to the Dream" documentary film or take a tram ride to the top to see the breathtaking views. (Tram rides sell out early and often, so book yours in advance.)


Produced by

Gateway Arch Park Foundation

In Partnership with

Fan Sponsor

Greater St. Louis Inc.

Blues Sustainer

Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis

Supporter of the Blues