April 4, 2017

“The Sepia Magazine Photo Archive: Blues in Review” Traveling Exhibition Opens April 29, 2017 at the National Blues Museum

The National Blues Museum announced its next traveling exhibition, “The Sepia Magazine Photo Archive: Blues in Review” presented by curator, Carole L. Anthony. The collection features rare images of some of the most influential people in music and pop culture’s history, including over 30 photographs of blues artists such as W.C. Handy, B.B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, Bobby Blue Bland and more.


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March 21, 2017

The National Blues Museum to Host Concert in Honor of Big George Brock on Saturday, April 1, 2017

The National Blues Museum announced that as part of its first birthday weekend celebration, it will host a concert on Saturday, April 1, 2017, to honor blues artist, Big George Brock. The show will feature Mickey Rogers from Mississippi and St. Louis blues musicians, Skeet Rodgers and Marquise Knox. The 7 pm concert will take place in the museum’s own Lumière Place Legends Room.


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March 21, 2017

Statement on the passing of Chuck Berry

The National Blues Museum is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of famed guitarist and father of rock & roll, Chuck Berry.
Mr. Berry had a tremendous and far-reaching influence on American music and the museum is honored to have worked with his family on the exhibit dedicated to his work, which includes a wall of albums by artists who covered “Johnny B. Goode” and an interactive of his famous “duck walk”.
We send our condolences to his family and join the music world in the mourning of this true legend and icon.


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February 3, 2017

National Blues Museum on Show Me St. Louis

Watch Jacqueline K. Dace, Director of Internal Affairs at the National Blues Museum talk to Show Me St. Louis at our newest traveling exhibit, “Women of the Blues; a Coast to Coast Collection”. Click here to watch      


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February 3, 2017

“Great Migration Tour: Celebrating the Sounds of Mississippi, Chicago and St. Louis” on February 24 and 25, 2017

The National Blues Museum announced that in celebration of Black History Month, it is hosting the “Great Migration Tour: Celebrating the Sounds of Mississippi, Chicago and St. Louis” with concerts on Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25, 2017. The shows will feature 2016 Grammy nominee Vasti Jackson from Mississippi, St. Louis blues prodigy, Marquise Knox, and American Bluesman and educator from the South Side of Chicago, Fernando Jones.


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January 24, 2017

The National Blues Museum in Partnership with HEC-TV to Host “A Conversation with Reena Evers-Everette and David Dennis, Sr.: Inside the Civil Rights Movement”

The National Blues Museum announced that, in partnership with HEC-TV, it will host, “A Conversation with Reena Evers-Everette and David (Dave) Dennis, Sr.: Inside the Civil Rights Movement”. The program will be held on Thursday, February 16, 2017, from 7-9 pm in the Lumière Place Legends Room at the National Blues Museum.


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January 4, 2017

The National Blues Museum in Partnership with HEC-TV Receives Grant from the Missouri Humanities Council

The funds will support the History in the First Person “Music Moved the Movement: Civil Rights and the Blues” education program focusing on the links between the Blues and the Civil Rights Movement. Through the program, invited classrooms (in-person and live-streaming) will be provided the opportunity to engage directly with civil rights activists, historians, and blues legends and descendants to gain a greater understanding of America’s civil rights movement, American blues music, and the relationship between the two.


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