Heart of the Blues Belt

St. Louis’ historical ties to the Blues and location in the heart of the “Blues Belt” makes it an ideal home for the National Blues Museum.

There is already so much to see and do in St. Louis, and beyond regional visitors, the Museum looks forward to welcoming:

Traditional Visitors: Annually, more than 21 million visitors contribute more than $4 billion to the local economy from markets including: Memphis; Kansas City; Indianapolis; Chicago; and Des Moines.

Music, History and Cultural Aficionados: As the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame elevated Cleveland’s music tourism, the National Blues Museum will attract national and international visitors who have not previously connected to our community.

Strategically centered at 6th and Washington Avenue in Downtown St. Louis, the National Blues Museum is in the hub of St. Louis’s convention and tourism district.

In walking distance of each of the city’s major league sports stadiums and with an adjacent public transportation link within a block, the Museum is proud to welcome a wide variety of concerts, events and Convention Center visitors. Its home base is officially known as the Mercantile Exchange (MX) district, a vibrant mixed-use neighborhood that includes office and residential space, a 212-room hotel, and a variety of restaurants, shopping destinations and upscale movie theatre.

Nearby, visitors can enjoy exciting developments such as the Gateway Mall Conservancy, CityArchRiver 2015 Initiative, and Citygarden.


There are many places to stay in downtown St. Louis:

With more than 39,000 hotel rooms located throughout the metropolitan region – and 8,000 within the revitalized St. Louis downtown – we’ve got the ideal spot to make you feel at home.
Check out our hotel partners and their room packages that include the National Blues Museum:
Embassy Suites by Hilton
Marriott St. Louis Grand
Hampton Inn St. Louis Downtown

The team at the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Center is happy to help facilitate your visit – and share information about other wonderful attractions in our region.