ALERT: The Gateway Arch Ticketing & Visitor Center has relocated to the Old Courthouse at 11 N. 4th Street. The walking distance between the Old Courthouse and the Arch entrance at the SOUTH leg is approximately 0.3 miles (7 minutes of average walking time). EACH guest planning to enter the Gateway Arch will be required to have EITHER a Journey to the Top ticket or an Arch Entry-Only ticket to be allowed access to the facility.  Tram tickets will sell out early and often - advance tickets are strongly recommended.

Please Note: The Museum of Westward Expansion, located under the Gateway Arch is closed for significant renovations. Certain artifacts from the Museum are on display in exhibit galleries at the Old Courthouse.


Boats and the Blues

May 19, 2017

riverboats-arch-blues-cruise.jpgThis summer, all you need are boats and the blues.

The Gateway Arch Riverboats’ Blue Cruise has been a St. Louis riverfront tradition for years, and features a different blues entertainer each cruise. We hope you can join us a Thursday this summer – as nobody leaves the Gateway Arch Riverboats Blues Cruise without singin’ the blues.

June 15: Big George
Big George’s blues is gritty and raw. He has played with many of the big names in blues, including Muddy Waters, Albert King, Little Milton and Jimmy Reed.

June 29: Billy Peek
This St. Louis-bred guitarist for Chuck Berry and Rod Stewart gives a hard-driving combination of rock ‘n’ roll and rhythm and blues.

July 13: Skeet Rodgers & the Inner City Blues Band
Considered one of the best blues bands in St. Louis, Skeet Rodgers & the Inner City Blues Band is led by Charles “Skeet” Rodgers and Sandra Carter on vocals.

August 10: Soulard Blues Band
Formed in 1978, the Soulard Blues band is fronted by Art Dwyer, who has performed with Chuck Berry, Henry Townsend, Doc Terry and Tommy Bankhead, among many others.

August 24: Big Mike & the Blu-City All-Stars
Led by Big Mike Aguirre, the Blu-City All-Stars are easily capable of making you feel the burn of Guitar Slim’s aching, heart-wrenching blues to Earl King’s funky Big Easy R&B.


Reservations are required. $22/adults. Must be 21 or older to attend. Purchase tickets at


0 comments on Boats and the Blues



Posts Subscribe to the Gateway Arch Blog
skip navigation