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Twilight Tuesdays at the Missouri History Museum

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Twilight Tuesdays at the Missouri History Museum
Photo by David O'Brien

The Missouri History Museum is one of the more popular free attractions in St. Louis. But it isn't just the exhibits inside the museum that draw crowds. Every spring and fall, the museum hosts a free outdoor concert series featuring local musicians. Twilight Tuesdays are a fun, affordable way to enjoy an evening out in St. Louis.

When & Where:

Twilight Tuesday concerts are held in the spring, starting at the end of April or first of May, and in the fall, starting in September. The concerts are held on the north lawn of the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. Each performance begins at 6 p.m., and lasts for about two hours. Each concert series features a wide variety of music styles including jazz, rock-n-roll, reggae and country.

Schedule of Musicians - Spring 2014:

April 22, 2014 - Michael Fitzgerald
April 29, 2014 - FatPocket
May 6, 2014 - Soulard Blues Band
May 13, 2014 - Dogs of Society
May 20, 2014 - Groovethang
May 27, 2014 - The James Family

Food & Drinks:

Everyone is invited to bring picnic baskets or other food, along with blankets, lawn chairs and small tables. Seating on the front lawn is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The museum's restaurant, Bixby's, also sells food and drinks during the concerts for those who don't bring their own.

For the Kids:

While many kids may enjoy the music and running around in the park, there are also special activities just for them. Museum staff keep children entertained with arts and crafts projects. The kids activities wrap up at the end of intermission.

Parking & Transportation:

As with any popular event in Forest Park, finding a parking spot can be a challenge. There is some limited parking on Lindell Boulevard, but be careful and watch closely for "no parking" signs. In Forest Park, the parking lot near the Visitor's Center is only a short walk away. There's also plenty of parking at the Upper and Lower Muny lots, but that's a much longer walk. Another good option would be taking Metrolink to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere station which is right across the street from the museum. A one-way train ticket is $2.25 for adults and $1.10 for children ages five to 12. Children four and younger ride for free.

In Case of Rain:

You never quite know what St. Louis weather is going to be like in the spring or fall, so it's best to be prepared. If there is bad weather, the Twilight Tuesday concerts will be rescheduled. To find out if a concert has been postponed, call the information hotline at 1-800-916-8212, any time after 3 p.m.
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