photo courtesy of National Blues Museum

The National Blues Museum in St. Louis is taking music fans on its first-ever “Blues Highway Bus Trip.”

The inaugural tour, which kicks off on March 29, promises a “deep blues experience” for aficionados of the genre, and will take travelers to some of the most popular destinations for blues history. The bus, complete with an experienced tour guide, will travel along the legendary Highway 61—the blues highway—to Memphis, Tennessee, and onto Clarksdale and Indianola, Mississippi.

The Shack Up Inn

The Blues Highway bus departs from the National Blues Museum on March 29 at 7:00 a.m., heading to Memphis and historic Beale Street and onto Mississippi. The bus returns to St. Louis on March 30.

The all-inclusive trip features transportation aboard a 56-passenger coach and the following stops: Historic Beale Street – The Blues Hall of Fame – Ground Zero Blues Club (dinner & live music) – The famed Shack Up Inn (lodging) – BluesBerry Cafe (breakfast & music) – B.B. King Museum & Interpretive Center – Club Ebony (lunch & live music).

photo courtesy of National Blues Museum

The National Blues Museum opened in St. Louis in 2016, in a nod to the city’s place in the heart of the “Blues Belt” and its central role in blues history.

For more information, visit nationalbluesmuseum.org/travel.