Ride the Loop Trolley to Twilight Thursday Concerts
April 28, 2023 – The City of St. Louis, the Missouri History Museum, Bi-State Development and the Loop Trolley are teaming up to offer a unique way to get to Twilight Thursdays in Forest Park next month. The free outdoor concerts at the Missouri History Museum take place on every Thursday in May from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Concert-goers are invited to park on the lot at the Loop Trolley facility located at 5875 Delmar Avenue in St. Louis.
“Park on the Loop Trolley headquarters lot, catch the eastbound Loop Trolley at the Hamilton Station and take a ride back in time to the Missouri History Museum on a beautiful trolley car and arrive in style at Twilight Thursdays,” said Taulby Roach, Bi-State Development President and CEO.
The Loop Trolley will temporarily stop service at the Missouri History Museum at 6:45 p.m. on Thursday evenings in May. After the Twilight Thursday concerts, the Loop Trolley will leave the Missouri History Museum at 8:15 p.m. for the return trip to Hamilton Station. Once there, the Loop Trolley will go out of service for the night.
The Loop Trolley is free to ride. No tickets or reservations are needed. Trolley rides are on a first-come, first served basis. Free parking is available on the Loop Trolley lot until the lot is full.
"Twilight Thursdays is one of my favorite free concert series! We hope music lovers take advantage of the free parking and free Trolley rides to enjoy the concert and to support all the wonderful small businesses in the Loop," said St. Louis Mayor Tishaura O. Jones.
“Twilight Thursdays is one of those events that makes you proud to be a St. Louisan. It’s more than a concert series – it feels like a great big St. Louis family reunion,” said Dr. Jody Sowell, President and CEO of the Missouri Historical Society. “And now, thanks to this partnership, it has been made even more convenient. Partnerships like this are how we build a stronger, more connected community.”
The Loop Trolley runs on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. through October 29. The Loop Trolley operates on 2.2 mile route on Delmar Boulevard and DeBaliviere Avenue, between the University City Library and the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park. Round trip rides take about an hour.
Bi-State Development operates the Loop Trolley, and the operation is funded through a $1.26 million federal Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Grant, with a $600,000 local match. The local match is provided by the Loop Trolley Transportation Development District from its sales tax revenues.
More information about the Loop Trolley service for Twilight Thursdays and other Frequently Asked Questions can be found on looptrolley.com. Major Loop Trolley service disruptions will be posted on Facebook at facebook.com/looptrolley.