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Blues at the Arch Festival

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A Celebration of Blues Through All Genres!
Concerts: Aug. 9-10, 2024
Blues Brunch: Aug. 11, 2024

North Gateway

Gateway Arch Park Foundation is excited to host our ninth annual Blues at the Arch!

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. 9 through Saturday, Aug. 10, with an incredible Blues Brunch (ticketed) on Sunday, Aug. 11 to cap off the weekend.


Artist Lineup

Friday, August 9


Emcee: Robert Nelson, National Blues Museum

4:45 – 5:00 pm: Dance Troupe with Robert Nelson
5:00 – 6:00 pm: Amber Bullock
6:30 – 8:00 pm: D.K. Harrell

Saturday, August 10


11:00 - 11:30 am: House Music
11:30 am - 12:00 pm: Fitness Kickoff with The Collective Fitness
12:00 - 12:15 pm: House Music
12:30 - 1:30 pm: Jeremiah Johnson
2:00 - 3:00 pm: The Soulard Blues Band
3:30 - 4:30 pm: Lamar Harris
4:30 - 5:00 pm: The SlideShow STL: Interactive Line Dancing Performance
5:00 - 6:00 pm: Marquise Knox
6:00 - 6:15 pm: Remarks from the National Park Service
6:15 - 6:30 pm: Blues at the Arch T-Shirt Giveaway
6:30 - 8:00 pm: Nikki Hill
8:00 - 8:12 pm: Fireworks Spectacular with Nikki Hill and Marquise Knox, made possible with support from Greater St. Louis, Inc.

Sunday, August 11

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 The Coleman-Hughes Project! This event is ticketed, and space is limited.

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

Take me 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.

Blues at the Arch Premium Experience

Experience Blues at the Arch Festival in a new light!

The Blues at the Arch Premium Experience on August 10 offers an enhanced way for guests to immerse themselves in the soulful rhythms of the blues while enjoying upgraded amenities and exceptional views of the iconic Gateway Arch. 

With top-notch hospitality and one-on-one access to renowned blues artists, it's a curated oasis for music aficionados seeking an unforgettable experience. Premium Experience ticket-holders will also gain access to limited-edition Blues at the Arch merchandise and other perks. 

Tickets to this experience are $35. Purchase yours at the button below!

Unlock my Premium Blues Experience!

Blues at the Arch Festival Merch

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 and carry your festival supplies with 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!

Members Get More

Calling all Gateway Arch Park Foundation members (at the Supporter level and above)! — You're invited to join us at our Blues Member & Sponsor Tent on Friday, August 9! Our member tent will feature free bites and beverages as a thank you for your sustaining support of our nonprofit and our efforts in Downtown St. Louis.

Not a member yet? Don't sleep on exclusive perks like these! Plus, members support our mission of park conservation, preservation, education, and community programs (like Blues at the Arch!). Join at the Supporter level or above to get your invite to the Member & Sponsor Tent. 

I'd like to become a member!

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Why is Blues at the Arch Festival Free to Attend?

We host Blues at the Arch Festival as part of our mission to ensure the Gateway Arch, its grounds, neighboring public spaces, and attractions will be a vital, welcoming, and well-supported resource for the community and nation for generations to come.

Because this event is free to attend, more members of our local and regional community can enjoy live music in Gateway Arch National Park and celebrate St. Louis’ heritage as a blues city. Tens of thousands of people join us in Gateway Arch National Park each year for the festival, which also supports dozens of local businesses, artists and entrepreneurs and bring ample economic activity to Downtown.

You can support events like these by making a donation at the link below. Every contribution, including your donation, goes toward our mission to uplift our hometown national park and the St. Louis region.

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Produced by

Gateway Arch Park Foundation

In Partnership with

Stage Sponsor

Whitaker Foundation

Gold Record Sponsor

Blues Sustainer

Regional Arts Commission

Supporter of the Blues

Heartland Coca-Cola

Official Media Partner