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December 11, 2014

Metro Hosts Three Holiday Music Performances This Week

Metro transit commuters can enjoy the sounds of the season this week at three live, holiday music concerts. The holiday fun begins today with a performance from the Vashon High School Drum Line and Pep Band today at 5 p.m. at the Grand MetroLink Station. The 30-minute concert will be held at the Scott Avenue Transit Plaza, adjacent to the Grand station, and is free to the public.

 

This weekend, the Holiday Magic Train will be spreading holiday cheer with two live, onboard concerts. Retro Boogie will play on the Holiday Magic Train on Saturday, December 13. Their performance gets underway at 1:02 p.m. at the Fairview Heights MetroLink Station, and they will play their funky sound as the festively decorated train travels along the Red Line to the Lambert Airport Terminal 1 MetroLink Station and then returns to the Fairview Heights Station at 3:01 p.m.

 

Honeyvox — previously scheduled for Saturday, November 29 — will now be the closing act for the onboard concert series with a performance on the Holiday Magic Train on Sunday, December 14. The concert will begin at 2:02 p.m. at the Shiloh-Scott MetroLink Station, and they will perform high-energy dance tunes and holiday favorites while the train travels along the Red Line to the Lambert Airport Terminal 1 MetroLink Station and then returns to the Shiloh-Scott Station at 4:41 p.m.

 

The cost of a Holiday Magic Train concert is a ticket to ride. Metro customers can board at any MetroLink station along the way with a valid ticket or Metro pass.

 

This marks the fifth year the holiday-themed train has traveled on the Red and Blue MetroLink Lines to

the delight of thousands of Metro commuters. Metro and the St. Louis Convention and Visitors Commission partner to bring the Holiday Magic Train to the region each year.

About Bi-State Development Agency

The Bi-State Development Agency (BSDA) is the operator of the Metro public transportation system for the St. Louis region, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 379 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 75 MetroBus routes; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. BSDA  also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park, and the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center, the Gateway and Arch Transportation System, and the Gateway Arch Parking Facility. America’s Gateway, the region’s new freight district authority, will be operated by BSDA.

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