The B3 Blowout

A FUNDRAISER TO SUPPORT THE SOULARD B3 FESTIVALIf you love live music and supporting community, then this event was made for you. On Oct. 16th we celebrated the vintage B3 down at BB’s, featuring some of our local B3 greats like Matt Keys, Bob Row and more special guests, all backed by the John McVey … Read more

‘That St. Louis Sound’

By Bruce Olson After the election of Al Cervantes as mayor in 1965, Black and white flight from St. Louis, which began after World War II, started to level off. City planning philosophy had left the North Side in  ruins. Music clubs there began toppling like dominoes as Blacks, like whites, fled the city. The … Read more

Bud Light Grand Parade Mardi Gras weekend

Get ready for the Bud Light Grand Parade!This event is the crown jewel of the Soulard Mardi Gras season and is the biggest parade outside of the Big Easy. It begins at Busch Stadium and proceeds through the streets of Downtown South and Soulard to the place where your beer was born: Anheuser-Busch Brewery.

The Soulard Restoration Group

The Soulard Restoration Group (SRG) was formed in 1972 when a group of individuals organized and filed papers with the Missouri Department of Natural Resources. A National Historic District designation allows for, among other things, the preservation, protection and enhancement of historic and architecturally-significant buildings within the District. Learn all about the SRG right here, … Read more

Mardi Gras is here!

When you mention Mardi Gras in St. Louis, most of us think of Soulard, home to one of the largest Mardi Gras celebrations outside of New Orleans. The Soulard festivities last for weeks, beginning with Twelfth Night in January and ending with the Bud Light Grand Parade on February 26. Just click here for the … Read more

The Soulard Blues Band

There are so many great bands that play in the venues of Soulard, but only one named after the community! In 1978, Soulard was a fairly run down neighborhood with rents cheap enough for even musicians to live there. One such performer was 32-year-old tall, lanky bass player Art Dwyer who teamed with like minded … Read more