ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – By late next year St. Louis will be celebrating the history of the blues with a National Blues Museum.
Chairman of the museum’s Board of Directors Rob Endicott says the vision for the museum will be to combine technology with artifacts.
“You’re not just looking at Muddy Waters’ shoes behind a glass case or Albert King’s guitar. You would see those sorts of things but they would be amplified by cutting edge technology.” said Endicott.
The museum is expected to be reality by the end of next year on Washington Avenue in the Old Stix Baer and Fuller department store.
A six million dollar donation from Pinnacle Entertainment, a blues music event at Christ Church Cathedral on Friday and the Buck-Up for the Blues donation campaign will all help it become reality.
For more information on the National Blues Museum, upcoming events and the fund campaign, click here.