National Blues Museum

Singing the Blues

The recently opened National Blues Museum features innovative, interactive and technological exhibits. The Museum explores and preserves the historic significance of the Blues as the foundation of American Music, celebrates the genre’s various styles, and recognizes musicians who created, sustain and advance the art form.

National Blues MuseumThe 23,000-square foot facility includes multifunctional space for performances and events to accommodate anywhere from 15 to 450 guests. Granting visitors blues music education, programming and opportunities to create blues music are available in a mixing booth. Notable musicians that became legendary names in the entertainment industry are also featured in the museum. The museum covers the powerful role and influence of blues musicians and the blues genre as the foundation of American music.

National Blues Museum - Marquise Knox

The bues transformed America and St. Louis is an excellent city for the National Blues Museum as it is centrally located between just hours Memphis and Chicago in America’s heartland. St. Louis is an integral part of long history of the music that helped shaped our nation and telling the stories of pain, sorrow and life. Blues music has the ability to convey raw, genuine emotion and transform it into a visceral and cathartic experience, giving meaning and substance to every other type of music that has derived from it.

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Check out the photos below of what you can expect to see when you first visit: