618 Washington, St. Louis, MO, 63101 / Cake artist: Mark Swain
The premier National Blues Museum was scheduled to open in 2015, but after delays it opened on April 2, 2016. This was almost put in Chicago, but lost to St. Louis, as they devoted more to preserving the history of Chess Records. Several high-profile personalities, including St. Louisan John Goodman, Buddy Guy, Derek Trucks, among many others have financially supported the museum. While other cities are famous for ‘the blues’ (Kansas City, Chicago, New Orleans), it is St. Louis that has the high honor of hosting this important project. The museum is said (by its website) to have many educational programs as well as a theater that sits 1,000!
Cake placement date: February 26
Where is the cake now?: The cake sold in the biddingforgood auction for $605 on 1/1/2015. It is now on private property, even though it made an appearance at the World’s Fare Festival in Sep. 2016.