Laclede's Landing Blog Posts

Big Muddy Blues Festival — Live(ish) Blog

Post Date: June 20th, 2014

The first day of Big Muddy Blues Festival has arrived and let me tell you — it’s been great. Check in here for pictures and news from Day 1. In between announcing the bands, directing event attendees and generally making sure this event is great for you and everyone else, we’ll be trying to post every once in awhile. Enjoy, and come back tomorrow to experience

Big Muddy Blues Festival 2010

Post Date: June 20th, 2014

Newly Renovated 2nd Street Now Open to Traffic! Come Down and See the Improvements!

Post Date: June 3rd, 2014

Workers placing the last cobblestone while finishing up Laclede's Landing renovations

Workers placing the last cobblestone while finishing up Laclede’s Landing renovations

If you haven’t been down to the Landing in a while, you should really come down soon and check it out!

The 2nd Street renovations are just about complete, and 2nd street of Laclede’s Landing has once again been opened to vehicle traffic.

  • Newly-placed Cobblestones – Much more smooth than before!
  • New sidewalks with brick decorations
  • New easy to walk on Crosswalks
  • New Curbs with gutters
  • New Sewers where there was none
  • New Landing access road

We think that everyone will love the changes taking place right now on Laclede’s Landing!

Come on down and check it out! You will be amazed at the positive changes on the Landing!

New Poll: How Far Do You Go To Get Your Big Muddy Blues Festival Fix?

Post Date: August 18th, 2010

Every year , we meet people at Laclede’s Landing who have traveled from all over the country (and other continents!) for Big Muddy Blues Festival. Check your odometers, Mapquest the distance and answer our newest Big Muddy poll question:

[polldaddy poll=3639150] Thanks for your vote and your comments. Remember – the full line-up is posted in our ‘About’ section, so check it out and post your comments there too!

Willie “Big Eyes” Smith Added To 2010 Big Muddy Blues Festival

Post Date: August 13th, 2010

Willie "Big Eyes" Smith, performing live at the 2010 Big Muddy Blues Festival on Laclede's Landing

"Listening to Willie "Big Eyes" Smith is like being at a Blues show in Chicago in the '50s" - Bud Jostes, BMBF producer

Laclede’s Landing is proud to announce another iconic Blues performer for this year’s Big Muddy Blues Festival. Willie “Big Eyes” Smith is a living Chess recording artist who, more than 50 years into his career, still has the look and sound he dished out back in his Chicago beginnings. The 74-year-old Smith takes to the Big Muddy main stage on Sunday, September 5th, starting his set at 7:00 p.m.

Willie is a living part of Blues history: he has played drums with Muddy Waters for over 30 years, he’s played harmonica with  Bo Diddley, and Arthur “Big Boy Spires and was a co-founder of  the critically acclaimed Legendary Blues Band with Pinetop Perkins, Calvin Jones and others. As a member of LBB, “Big Eyes” received critical success and a handful of Grammy nominations. Eric Clapton, the Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan can all be counted as performers who have either recorded or performed with Willie and the Legendary Blues Band.

Willie “Big Eyes” Smith’s most recent album “Joined at the Hip” released earlier this summer. With this album, Willie goes back to his early instrument of choice – the harmonica, giving his longheld drummer’s chair to his son, Kenny Smith. On “Joined at the Hip,” Willie and his longtime bandmate, Pinetop Perkins, perform some of Willie’s own material, as well as a few wayback Delta and Chicago blues classics.

Willie “Big Eyes” Smith take you back to his Blues roots Sunday, September 5th, at the 2010 Big Muddy Blues Festival. Following his set, Magic Slim and the Teardrops will close out the festival. Big Muddy Blues Festival – held annually on historic Laclede’s Landing – is presented free-of-charge with grants from the Regional Arts Commission and Missouri Arts Council, and with sponsor support from Anheuser-Busch and Casino Queen.

Magic Slim & the Teardrops, Moreland & Arbuckle and Five Others Among 2010 BMBF Main Stagers

Post Date: July 20th, 2010

Big Muddy Blues Festival, St. Louis’ largest and longest-running Blues-focused music event, is back for its 15th year at Laclede’s Landing in downtown St. Louis this Labor Day weekend (Saturday, Sept. 4 and Sunday, Sept. 5, noon to 11pm each day) We’re really excited about this year’s list of performers, as it includes some of the most well-known and talented local and national Blues musicians. The main stage performers include (so far):

Over 30 bands will be performing at this year’s Big Muddy Blues Festival on Laclede’s Landing. We will soon be announcing the full list and exact times for all sets. Continue watching this blog and the Laclede’s Landing event page for updates, details, a few surprises, and interviews with some of this year’s performers.

Big Muddy Blues Festival is held annually at Laclede’s Landing, St. Louis’ oldest district and only riverfront entertainment and dining district. “The Landing,” as it’s known locally is located just north of the Gateway Arch and east of the Edeward Jones Dome. Parking is available and visitors can also arrive via the Arch-Laclede’s Landing Metrolink stop. For questions, email (preferred) or call (314) 241.5875.

Big Muddy Blues Festival Blog – Updates on St. Louis’ Longest-Running Blues Music Event

Post Date: July 14th, 2010

Welcome to the Big Muddy Blues Festival blog! Here you’ll receive semi-regular updates on the annual event, including added performers, surprise announcements and band interviews. As the 2010 Big Muddy Blues Festival approaches, we will be releasing the schedule of performers here and on the Laclede’s Landing website, so check back in regularly and make sure to get the Blues discussion started in the comments sections.

We’ll start this blog out with a Poll to see whether we’re dealing with old pros or new fans of Big Muddy Blues Festival. You can pick only one answer:

[polldaddy poll=3502608] Thanks for your vote. And remember, to check back in regularly for updates. See you at the Festival!