The National Blues Museum, a signature project for V Three Studios, held its official opening in downtown St. Louis on April 2, 2016. The completely renovated 23,000-square-foot space now features a modern, interactive museum celebrating blues music and its impact on American and world culture. The museum’s live venue hosted once-in-a-lifetime performances by Bobby Rush, Big Joe Brock and of course St Louis’ own Marquise Knox. The museum is anticipated to attract up to 100,000 visitors per year, and has been endorsed by celebrities such as Buddy Guy, Morgan Freeman, John Goodman, Derek Trucks and Jack White. During the opening week the Blues Museum was delighted to host over 4,000 visitors from all around the country. When the museum doors opened to the public on Saturday morning there was a line two blocks long filled with Blues enthusiast eager to be among the first to experience the interactive displays and exhibits. The first person through the door was a Chicago native who had driven overnight and started the line before the sun came up.
Images courtesy of the National Blues Museum.
See more photos from the Grand Opening here.