Free concert series, ‘Blues at the Arch’ kicks off Friday Aug. 12

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- "Simple music is the hardest music to play and blues is simple music." ~Albert Collins

A free concert series, 'Blues at the Arch', kicks off Friday, August 12th. It's the first planned event for the "Park over the highway" and the newly renovated Luther Ely Smith Square. FOX 2's Lisa Hart is live with a preview.

Each concert will include great local food and drink vendors including Sugarfire Smoke House, Taze Mediterranean Street Food and more! They have a great lineup with some well-known acts that will be performing, both on a local and national level.

The series takes place from 5:00 p.m. until to 8:30 p.m. at the corner of 4th and Market Street.

For more information about Blues at the Arch, visit

  • August 12 - Phi, Vasti Jackson
  • August 19 - Marsha Evans & the Coalition and Skeet Rodgers & the Inner City Blues Band
  • August 26 - National Park Service Centennial Jazz Band, Mr. Sipp 'The Mississippi Blues Child' (2016 Best New Artist - Blues Music Awards)