Blues at the Arch – Mz. Sha
The Gateway Arch Park Foundation concert series Blues at the Arch, presented by Emerson, returns for its sixth year as a series of online shows, with new performances every Friday in August. This popular end-of-summer celebration pays tribute to St. Louis’ storied blues history and showcases the talents of local and national artists. Blues at the Arch is produced by Gateway Arch Park Foundation in partnership with the National Blues Museum and National Park Service.
Shandora (Mz. ShA) Rice is a loving mother and grandmother and has been singing for over 20 years. She is a proud native of St Louis, where music is rooted in richness.
Mz. ShA has a strong background in the entertainment business. She started singing with local bands, including “The Fellaz ft. Mz ShA” and Young Brothers in Blues. She has always enjoyed performing and entertaining people, so much so that she decided she wanted to start her band, “Mz ShA & the Ka’ShA Band.
Throughout her career, Mz. ShA has opened for many notable blues musicians, like Sir Charles, Theodis Ealey, and Mr. Sipp The Mississippi Blues Child. She has performed in venues from St. Louis to Arkansas, covering soul, R&B, blues, jazz standards like Aretha Franklin, Chaka Khan, and Etta James.