“We highlight Black Radio because of its significance to our history and the significance of the individuals involved.”
As an affiliate, the National Blues Museum now has the opportunity to utilize the many technical and cultural facets of the GRAMMY Museum, including exhibitions, research and educational programs, internship programs for college students, and professional development seminars.
Washington Ave. in Saint Louis was filled with people and the air was electric for the National Blues Museum’s opening. News crews reported, cameras flashed. The mayor and Saint Louis dignitaries were there. So were blues legends Bobby Rush and Shemekia Copeland! Find everything you need to know about the National Blues Museum and how to plan a musical vacation to Saint Louis.
“We greatly appreciate all of the support that has been provided by the City of St. Louis and the State of Missouri, our donors and the general public. We couldn’t be more pleased to share it with the world.”
In anticipation of Robert’s upcoming speech in Saint Louis for the National Blues Museum, we sat down to discuss his museum work, the influence (and lack of influence) the blues has had on popular music, his writing, and the special things that make music museums truly great.
Mavis Staples, Trombone Shorty, Big George Brock and Mud Morganfield are among the performers…
Actor John Goodman, a Saint Louis native, is the latest high profile personality to advocate the National Blues Museum in Saint Louis in a YouTube video posted today.
The country’s only national museum devoted to Blues music to open in St. Louis makes major announcement!
This week, Saint Louis is brimming with the blues for the annual Bluesweek Festival! A unique twist on traditional blues festivals, and American Blues Scene will be on hand!