Metro will make it easy for families and music lovers to enjoy a free concert by the St. Louis Symphony under the night sky at Art Hill in Forest Park on Wednesday, September 14. Metro is adding special service from the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station to Art Hill, so concert-goers can ride for free to the concert, which includes classical favorites and a fireworks show to end the night.
Instead of dealing with finding parking, fighting traffic or walking long distances, concert-goers can park at any one of 21 free Metro Park-Ride lots in Missouri and Illinois, ride MetroLink to the Forest Park- DeBaliviere MetroLink Station, and then hop on a special bus to Art Hill for a free, quick and convenient trip to the concert. The special service will operate every 30 minutes between 5:10 p.m. and 7:10 p.m., and it will make stops at the Visitor Center parking lots and the Boathouse on its way to the concert venue at Art Hill.
After the concert ends, the buses will provide return service from Art Hill to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere MetroLink Station between 8:45 p.m. and 9:28 p.m., while also making stops at the Visitor Center parking lots and the Boathouse along the way. While these special trips to and from the concert on Art Hill Wednesday night are free, a validated paid ticket or pass is required to ride MetroLink or any other MetroBus route.
To plan your trip to the Symphony’s summer concert on Art Hill, download the Metro On The Go app to your mobile device, visit metrostlouis.org and use the online TripPlanner, or contact Metro Transit Information, Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at 314-231-2345 or 618-271-2345.
Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 399 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 78 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 122 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center and Gateway Arch trams. BSD also operates the Bi-State Development Research Institute and the St. Louis Regional Freightway.