St. Louis Sound Opening Weekend at the Missouri History Museum Media

St. Louis Sound Opening Weekend at the Missouri History Museum Media invited to attend events; interviews with performers, speakers, exhibit team available WHAT: The Missouri History Museum in Forest Park is celebrating the grand opening of the St. Louis Sound exhibit Saturday, Aug. 28 and Sunday, Aug. 29.

During the weekend, enjoy live performances on multiple indoor and outdoor stages, hands-on, family-friendly activities and presentations from the exhibit’s creators. The free, 6,000-square-foot St. Louis Sound exhibit explores the Gateway to the West’s vibrant musical history from the dawn of recorded sound in the late 1800s to the turn of the 21st century. Nearly 200 artifacts will be on display from national stars, local legends and important venues.

WHEN: Saturday, Aug. 28 • 10:30 am | Ribbon-cutting ceremony with Murphy Lee, Grammy Award-winning rapper from the platinum-selling group St. Lunatics, and Missouri Historical Society President Dr. Frances Levine. • 11 am – 1 pm | Live concert with Marko Polo and FIRE DOG. • 11 am – 4 pm | Kids activities including coloring giant 2-D guitars and painting St. Louis Sound-inspired rocks to add to the STL ROCKS rock garden. • 2 – 6 pm | Grab drinks and a meal from some of St. Louis’ best food trucks. • 2:30 – 3:15 pm | The outdoor mainstage kicks off with the Red & Black Brass Band. • 3:45 – 5 pm | Murphy Lee and Friends take the outdoor stage. • 5 – 9 pm | KDHX broadcasts live in the MacDermott Grand Hall. Music My Way with DJ LadyJock is live from 5 – 7 pm. Catch Traveling at the Speed of Sound with The Time Traveler G. Wiz from 7 – 9 pm. Sunday, Aug. 29, 2021 • 11:30 am – 12:20 pm | St. Louis Symphony Orchestra performs. • 11 am – 4 pm | Kids activities including coloring giant 2-D guitars and painting St. Louis Sound-inspired rocks to add to the STL ROCKS rock garden. • 1 – 1:50 pm | Bobby Norfolk performs as Scott Joplin with pianist Brad Ellebrecht. • 2:30 – 2:45 pm | National champion Gentlemen of Vision St. Louis step team performs. • 3 – 4:30 pm | “Love that St. Louis Sound” keynote featuring the Funky Butt Brass Band and local authors Amanda Doyle and Steve Pick.

WHERE: Missouri History Museum, 5700 Lindell Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63112 | West Exhibit Gallery DETAILS: Media are invited to attend all opening weekend events. On-site interview opportunities with performers, keynote speakers and Missouri Historical Society leadership are available. Media should confirm attendance with Madeline Reichmuth at mreichmuth@mohistory.org or 314-384-6777.

Face masks are required inside the museum. About the Missouri Historical Society The Missouri Historical Society (MHS) makes history meaningful and accessible through its three physical locations in St. Louis: the Missouri History Museum, the Library & Research Center and the Soldiers Memorial Military Museum. MHS has been active in the St. Louis community since 1866. Today, MHS serves as the confluence of historical perspectives and contemporary issues. Collecting for more than 150 years, MHS houses one of the largest collections of artifacts and historical materials of any regional history institution in the United States. Missouri Historical Society Members and donors support its work of collecting, preserving and sharing the history of this region. The Missouri History Museum and the Library & Research Center receive funding from the St. Louis City and County taxpayers through the Metropolitan Zoological Park and Museum District.