St. Louis Blues
Gateway to Music Legends
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This tour is a Gateway to St. Louis Music Legends past and present. The Missouri History Museum’s “St. Louis Sound” is a must-see exhibit into the city’s vibrant musical history with featured performers including Tina Turner, Chuck Berry, and Miles Davis. Plus, enjoy live jazz and blues in the evenings.
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Day 1 – St. Louis, MO – Dinner at Blueberry Hill
Today, arrive in St. Louis, MO. Check into one of the St. Louis area Drury Inns for a three night stay.
Dinner is included tonight at Blueberry Hill, a landmark restaurant and music club filled with pop culture memorabilia including Chuck Berry’s guitar, and displays dedicated to the Beatles, Howdy Doody, and just about any other collectible pop culture item you can imagine. (D)
Day 2 – National Blues Museum – Guided Soulard Neighborhood Tour – Anheuser-Busch Brewery Tour – Jazz Dinner
Start the day with a visit to the National Blues Museum, which explores the blues and celebrates the genre as the foundation of all modern American music. Few forms of American music can claim a history as long, as tradition-rich, and as complex as the blues. Since its origins in the Deep South long ago, the blues has been a bedrock for virtually all American popular music of the last hundred-plus years.
Next, meet a local guide for a tour of the 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.
Enjoy an Anheuser-Busch Brewery tour and take a closer look at the campus and brewing methods on the Day Fresh Tour! Packed with history and stunning views of the property, you’ll learn all about the life of an Anheuser-Busch beer from seed to sip: from its beginnings as quality ingredients, to its crisp taste as the finished product! After a visit to the Clydesdale Paddock and Stables, the tour route continues through the Beechwood Aging Cellars, the historic Brewhouse, and the Bevo packaging facility. Guests 21 and older will receive a Day Fresh beer as a keepsake.
Tonight, enjoy dinner one of the area’s restaurants with live jazz music. (B,D)
Day 3 – Missouri History Museum’s “St. Louis Sound” – St. Louis Walk of Fame – Scott Joplin House – Gateway Arch – Riverboat Dinner Cruise
This morning visit the Missouri History Museum and the special exhibit “St. Louis Sound,” available until January 22, 2023. St. Louis just can’t stay quiet. The region has produced legends who are on a first-name basis worldwide, like Ike & Tina, Miles, Chuck, and Nelly. It’s been home to the “Velvet Bulldozer” Albert King, the “Black Venus” Josephine Baker, and the original “king” of pop music, Scott Joplin. And don’t forget world-class songwriters like John Hartford, Jay Farrar, Jeff Tweedy, and Willie Mae Ford Smith. Few cities anywhere can claim so many leading lights in such a wide range of style.
It’s time for St. Louis to raise a loud voice about its contributions to American popular music. This exhibit serves as your introduction to that music—it can’t cover everything, but inside you’ll find familiar tunes, deeper cuts, and a new musical outlook on the city you love. So lend the city your ears. We guarantee you’ll hear something incredible.
Next, get 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. You also enjoy free time for own lunch on your own. 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.
The afternoon also features a tour the Scott Joplin House. Known as the Father of Ragtime, Joplin spent some of his most productive years in St. Louis at the turn of the 20th century. The National Historic Landmark home is where the young pianist lived from 1900-1903.
Then visit the Gateway Arch. The nation’s tallest monument at 630 feet, the Gateway Arch has beckoned visitors for more than 40 years with its iconic, awe-inspiring shape. The vision of renowned architect Eero Saarinen, the Gateway Arch commemorates Thomas Jefferson and St. Louis’ role in the westward expansion of the United States.
Tonight you enjoy a dinner cruise aboard the Gateway Arch Riverboat with prime rib, live jazz music and captivating views of the St. Louis skyline. (B,D)
Day 4 – Depart for Home – After breakfast depart for home. (B)