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Live Jazz Music at the Gateway Arch
USAF Jazz Combo Performs
in Honor of African-American History Month
WHERE: Tucker Theater, located in the Gateway Arch lobby, St. Louis, MO 63102
WHEN: Saturday, Feb. 24; 12-1 p.m.
WHAT: The Jazz Combo from the Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America at Scott Air Force Base commemorates African-American History Month with a live performance at the Gateway Arch. The concert will feature jazz music, ranging from traditional to contemporary, and celebrates jazz being America’s first and primary art form of music created by black musicians.
This event is free and open to all ages.
VISUAL MEDIA OPPORTUNITIES: Live performances of jazz music by the Jazz Combo from the Shades of Blue Jazz Ensemble of the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America at Scott Air Force Base.
INTERVIEWS: On-site interviews with National Park Service rangers and guests are available.
ABOUT: The Gateway Arch and the Old Courthouse are part of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial located on the riverfront in downtown St. Louis. The Gateway Arch, which features the Journey to the Top tram ride and the documentary film Monument to the Dream, is open daily during the winter from 9 am to 6 pm, and from 8 am to 10 pm Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The Old Courthouse, which features westward expansion exhibits, is open daily from 8 am to 5 pm in the winter, and from 7:30 am to 8 pm Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. The park is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. The Old Courthouse is located at 11 North Fourth Street, St. Louis, MO 63102. Most programs are FREE of charge and open to the public. Programs and events at the park are made possible by the generous support from our cooperating association, Jefferson National Parks Association, and Bi-State Development. To purchase Arch tickets, go online to www.gatewayarch.com, call 877-982-1410, or visit the Arch Ticketing & Visitor Center at the Old Courthouse. NOTE: The Arch’s museum is currently closed for renovations.