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National Blues Museum

The National Blues Museum (NBM) celebrates the blues as the foundation of American music. This not-for-profit cultural and civic centerpiece will drive international tourism, educate and entertain visitors, and add to the cultural diversity of the MX.

In addition to performances, meetings and education in the NBM Theater, the museum’s public programs will include:

  • Lectures
  • Film and documentary screenings
  • Acoustic performances
  • Q&A sessions with national artists and music industry professionals
  • Onsite and in-classroom opportunities to explore the history of blues music and its influence on rock and roll, hip hop, jazz, gospel and R&B.

Construction is scheduled to start in late 2013 but we have a long way to go before this is a reality. Please make your contribution to honor this great history today and we'll work to get the museum open by 2015! DONATE NOW!


Pi Pizzeria

Robust Wine Bar and Café

Snarf's Sandwiches

Crazy Bowls and Wraps, order online



Fork & Stix



Thanks to accessible public transit and lots of parking, St. Louis is one of the most accessible places to visit and live. The MX is easily accessible from all major St. Louis highways, as well as public transit. Whether you walk, bike or drive the Mercantile Exchange loves being the center of attention and the best place to start your visit. We hope these links and tools make your visit to the MX easy from the start


The MX District has over 2,000 parking spaces in the district:

    -We offer valet in partnership with Clayton Valet on Friday & Saturday nights on Washington Avenue between 6th & 7th Street.
    -750 spaces in the MX Garage (entrance on 7th between Locust & Washington) with $2.00 voucher available for purchase at MX Movies (with movie ticket purchase) is good for 4 hours. Any time beyond the 4 hours is $1 per hour for a max of $16 per day.
    -1,250 spaces in the 6th Street Garage (entrance between 6th between Locust & Washington).,

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With events and excitement year-round, the MX radiates with metropolitan energy. Offering diverse amenities and options for downtown residents and workers, the district serves as a gathering place that connects the many popular tourist, nightlife and entertainment attractions already in the downtown St. Louis area.