America’s Music Corridor
St. Louis sits at the beginning of a mid-nation tour of America’s best home-grown music. Start your group with this two-day visit to St. Louis and continue to Branson and Kansas City, Missouri to add all of the state’s jazzy and country musical styles. Or, head south along the Mighty Mississippi to Memphis, Tennessee and New Orleans, Louisiana to add a southern note to your group’s multi-day, multi-destination music tour.
1. St. Louis Walk of Fame
Start your journey down America’s Music Corridor by getting acquainted with some of St. Louis’ most favored sons and daughters on the St. Louis Walk of Fame in the Loop neighborhood. Music legends such as Chuck Berry, Scott Joplin, Miles Davis, Tina Turner and many others are honored with bronze stars in the sidewalk along the Walk of Fame. Check out the assortment of shops, restaurants and cafes located in The Loop neighborhood (named after an old streetcar turnaround) where the Walk of Fame is located. Vintage Vinyl has an enormous selection of LPs and 45s where you can ask for St. Louis Blues recordings.Visit Website | Get Directions
2. Blueberry Hill
3. Scott Joplin House
4. St. Louis Union Station
1. Gateway Arch
2. Gateway Arch Riverboat Cruises
3. Soulard Neighborhood
The city’s oldest neighborhood is also a center for St. Louis-style Blues music. More than 30 music clubs, restaurants and taverns are scattered among the red brick townhouses and ornate churches. Drive the bluesy neighborhood during the day on your way to the neighboring Anheuser-Busch Brewery and come back at night for a pub crawl and great music.
Soulard’s culinary circuit runs the gamut from spicy Cajun delicacies to elegant private dining for groups. The Soulard Farmers’ Market, founded in 1779, springs to life each Wednesday through Saturday with assorted fruits, vegetables, meats, fish, herbs and spices for sale. After dinner, stroll through the streets and pick out what kind of live music sounds good at clubs including BB’s Jazz, Blues & Soups, The Beale on Broadway or the Broadway Oyster Bar, among many others.Visit Website | Get Directions
4. The National Blues Museum
The National Blues Museum explores the Blues and celebrates the genre as the foundation of all modern American music. The facility will educate guests in an entertaining environment that includes high impact technology driven experiences, a 100-seat theater, artifact-driven exhibits and robust public programming.Visit Website | Get Directions