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Blues at the Arch Festival

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Experience Blues at the Arch like never before!
Concerts: Aug. 11-12, 2023
Blues Brunch: Aug. 13, 2023

North Gateway

Gateway Arch Park Foundation is excited to host our eighth annual Blues at the Arch presented by the Missouri Division of Tourism, #VisitMO!

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.

Mark your calendars and plan to join us at the North Gateway of Gateway Arch National Park. The Festival will be from Friday, Aug. 11 through Saturday, Aug. 12, with an incredible Blues Brunch (ticketed) on Sunday, Aug. 13 to cap off the weekend.

Please note: The stage is not *under* the Gateway Arch. It is at the North Gateway of the park, which borders Laclede's Landing. View on map.

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Blues at the Arch 2022 Recap:

Prep for Blues at the Arch with our Pre-Festival Playlist:

Artist Lineup

Friday, August 11

Schedule at Whitaker Foundation Stage:

MC Tammie Holland

5:15 - 6:15 p.m.: Miz Renee Smith
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.: Sugaray Rayford

Saturday, August 12

Schedule at Whitaker Foundation Stage:

10:00 - 10:45 a.m.: Fitness Opener: Sunrise Yoga with Citra Fitness & Movement
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.: House Music
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.: Duwayne Burnside
2:00 - 3:00 p.m.: Carolyn Wonderland
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.: Uvee Hayes
4:30 - 4:45 p.m.: SlideShow: Dance performance and line dancing with audience participation
5:00 - 6:00 p.m.: Larry McCray Band
6:30 - 8:00 p.m.: Toronzo Cannon and The Chicago Way
8:00 p.m.: Fireworks

Sunday, August 13

Blues Brunch
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. | 612North Event Space + Catering

Join us for a Blues Brunch at 612North Event Space + Catering (the site of a former jazz speakeasy!), right next door at Laclede's Landing.

Blues Brunch will feature a photo booth and live blues music performed by Robert Nelson Band! This event is ticketed, and space is limited.

The elevated buffet menu features a prime rib carving station, honey butter chicken & waffles, charcuterie, antipasto, fruit boards and MORE, for $65 per guest. Add on unlimited mimosas for only $15 per guest!

A portion of Blues Brunch proceeds will support future Blues at the Arch festivals and programming.

Purchase your tickets at the button below!

Absolutely, I want to Brunch!

Festival Vendors

Get ready to taste the rhythm at Blues at the Arch!

Indulge in a medley of flavors as you immerse yourself in the soulful melodies of the blues. We've curated an incredible lineup of food and drink options to satisfy your cravings and keep you grooving all day long.

Please note: Our vendor lineup is full and not currently accepting applications. Thank you for your interest!


If you want to stand out at St. Louis' premier summer music festival, then you need the official festival merchandise!

Show your Blues support by wearing these comfortable t-shirts, or stay hydrated in style with our Blues at the Arch water bottles & coffee mugs. And new this year, we're now offering Blues tote bags!

Plus, Gateway Arch Park Foundation members enjoy a 10% discount off of all purchases.

Purchase your merch at the button below!

Get my Festival Merch!


Presented by

Missouri Division of Tourism

Stage Sponsor

Whitaker Foundation

Produced by

Gateway Arch Park Foundation

In Partnership with

Blues Patron


Blues Sustainer

Regional Arts Commission of St. Louis

Friend of the Blues

Greater St. Louis, Inc.

Supporter of the Blues

Mid-America Arts Alliance
St. Louis Blues

Official Radio Partner