Metro has partnered with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra to make it easy for families and music lovers to enjoy a free concert under the night sky in Forest Park next week. On Wednesday, September 13, concert-goers can hop onboard a MetroBus shuttle and ride for free to the Symphony’s concert at Art Hill, which starts at 7 p.m. and includes classical favorites and a fireworks show to end the night.
Instead of worrying about parking, 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 the special MetroBus shuttle for a free, quick and convenient trip to the concert.
The shuttle pick-up and drop-off area will be located near the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station on DeBaliviere Avenue. The shuttles will operate every 15 minutes between 5:25 p.m. and 9:40 p.m., and they will make stops at the Dennis & Judith Jones Visitor Center parking lots and the Boathouse as they travels between the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station and the concert venue on Art Hill. The last shuttle returning to the Forest Park-DeBaliviere Station after the concert ends will leave at 9:40 p.m.
Please note that while the concert MetroBus shuttle is free to ride, a paid ticket or pass is required to ride regular MetroLink or MetroBus service.
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 a.m. to 6 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; approximately 400 vehicle MetroBus fleet that operates on 84 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, the Bi-State Development Research Institute, the Gateway Arch Riverboats, and operates the Gateway Arch Trams and Revenue Collections Center. BSD also operates the St. Louis Regional Freightway.