National Blues Museum

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National Blues Museum

The National Blues Museum is a museum in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, dedicated to exploring the musical history and impact of the blues. It exists as an entertainment and educational resource focusing on blues music.


The museum opened in 2016.[1][2][3] Shirley King, the daughter of B.B. King, spoke at the museum opening.[4] The museum cost $14 million to create in a renovated historic building in downtown St. Louis.[5]

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  1. ^ "A new museum sings the blues". CBS News. 10 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  2. ^ Jodice, Noah (30 June 2016). "National Blues Museum presents art you can put your hands on". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  3. ^ Brown, Dion (14 April 2016). "St. Louis Opens A Museum Dedicated To History Of Blues". WBUR. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  4. ^ Johnson, Kevin (21 June 2016). "B.B. King's daughter Shirley King to speak at National Blues Museum". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Retrieved 12 July 2016.
  5. ^ Brown, Stephen Rex (9 May 2016). "St. Louis adds National Blues Museum to the list of things to see in the Gateway City". New York Daily News. Retrieved 12 July 2016.

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Coordinates: 38°37′50″N 90°11′23″W / 38.6305°N 90.1898°W / 38.6305; -90.1898