One of the largest free Blues Music festivals celebrating St. Louis Blues Artists is hitting the streets of Washington Avenue this weekend! St. Louis Bluesweek will begin tonight at 6th and Washington, near the site of the planned National Blues Museum, in the new Mercantile Exchange District downtown.
Here’s the line-up:
Friday, August 26, 2011
Country Road Blues – 6:00
Uptown Blues – 7:00
River City Blues – 8:30
Deep Blues – 10:00
Saturday, August 27, 2011
Jazz Masters – 2:00
Sax and Soul – 3:30
Rockin’ Rhythm & Blues – 5:00
Big City Blues – 6:30
St. Louis Kings of Rhythm – 8:00
Soul City Review – 9:30
We love our STL-Style Lovin the Lou shirts and couldn’t wait to show them off! So we held our very own shirt photo-shoot…a big THANK YOU to our models who enthusiastically demostrate the amazing nature of these shirts (and let me include the out-takes)! Learn more about the Lovin the Lou contest here!
Here is where you can find us to snag a shirt:
August 26 & 27 – Blues Festival on Washington Avenue
August 27 & 28 – LouFest (no shirts, but cool bandanas!) Photo shoot to come!
Check back for updates…
Don’t forget to send in your video! The first 2 videos submitted will receive a fabulous gift!
Here are the selected out-takes (there were a ton) from our very first Lovin the Lou Shirt photo shoot!
Meet downtown resident Brian Hall, Chief Marketing Officer of the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission. After four years of downtown living at Pointe 400, he recently signed on to become the first resident at the new Laurel apartment building on 7th and Washington, part of the new MX development.
“The transformation of the old Dillards building and St. Louis Center into a retail, entertainment, hotel and residential complex is a huge step forward for Downtown St. Louis and provides residents and tourists alike with a whole new set of options” said Hall.
The Laurel apartments are built above a new Embassy Suites and planned Blues Museum with an entrance on 7th street and indoor garage parking. The apartments have some great views of the Arch, Washington Avenue, The Edward Jones Dome and an open-air atrium in the center of the complex complete with lush landscaping, a water feature and balconies. “I chose an Atrium view where I can walk out my door to an urban oasis.” The interiors are well-appointed – all the amenities you’d expect in a luxury apartment like granite countertops, upgraded moldings and stainless steel appliances. “I hope to move in by the end of October and will enjoy my daily commute across 7th street to the America’s Center and short walks to some of my favorite places like Culinaria, Urban Shark and Left Bank Books.” Hall promises to share more about his experience once he moves in.
You can check out more at laurelstl.com.