Visiting the Gateway Arch: Enter the monument through the Gateway Arch Visitor Center, which faces Fourth Street and the Old Courthouse. The Gateway Arch legs are exits only. Please allow at least 30 minutes to go through security. Tickets sell out early and often, advance reservations are strongly recommended. Pending availability, additional tickets may be available for same-day purchase beginning at 9am each day through our website, call center, and ticket center at the Gateway Arch. Same-day ticket availability is not guaranteed and sells out early and often.
Experience blues music like never before on the Arch grounds! Gateway Arch Park Foundation, in partnership with the National Blues Museum and the National Park Service, is thrilled to host Blues at the Arch, reimagined as a free music festival, Aug. 12-14, 2022. The Blues at the Arch Festival pays tribute to St. Louis’ storied blues history and showcases the talents of national and local entertainers in the North Gateway of Gateway Arch National Park, near the Eads Bridge and Laclede’s Landing.
For the first time, the 2022 Blues at the Arch Festival will feature food trucks, a market, after parties and more on Friday, Aug. 12 and Saturday, Aug. 13. On Sunday, Aug. 14, guests are invited to attend a special Sunday Blues Brunch at 612North and explore the park and National Blues Museum.
ENTERTAINMENT LINEUP (subject to change):
Friday, August 12
Saturday, August 13
Sunday, August 14
CALL FOR ARTISTS: FESTIVAL POSTER COMPETITION
Gateway Arch Park Foundation and National Blues Museum are seeking artwork from a diverse group of artists for a commemorative 2022 Blues at the Arch Festival poster. Visual artists over the age of 18 living in the St. Louis area are encouraged to apply. BIPOC artists, women artists, LGBTQ+ artists and artists with disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. The selected artist will be given a stipend of $1,000 for their commissioned artwork, intended to cover the cost of design, artist fee, and delivery of final artwork.
Artists may submit up to three artistic samples for consideration of their art practice. Applications open May 10 and close June 1. The finalized artwork by the selected artist must be complete by June 17. The selected artist will receive a stipend of $1,000. Learn more about the poster contest and how to submit artwork at archpark.org/blues.