Chuck Berry is considered to be one of the founders of rock & roll and was the first person inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland. A St. Louis native, he still performs monthly at Blueberry Hill at the grand old age of 92. The tickets are nearly impossible to get, as many people wonder just how many more performances he will give. Additionally, the Duck Room (named after his signature duck walk) can only hold about 300 lucky concert-goers. I was able to score a ticket by logging on right when the tickets go on sale (usually the first Friday of the month at 10 AM).
I certainly did not have high expectations for the concert, as Chuck his most famous songs were released over 60 years ago. He was introduced by none other than Joe Edwards, owner of Blueberry Hill, the Pageant, and pretty much every other place on the Delmar Loop. Joe listed down the 20 greatest rock n’ roll site in the world including Jim Morrison’s grave in Paris, Abbey Road, the Crossroads in Clarksdale, Mississippi, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and others until he reached number one, which is none other than seeing Chuck Berry at Blueberry Hill.
Chuck then walked on stage in his famous sailor hat and a shiny suit and gave one of the most dynamic, engaging performances I have ever seen. He was at the top of his game and acted more like 30 than 92, although he couldn’t quite do the duck walk. He joked around. Never once during the 90 minute performance did anyone think about moving from their spot. Seeing Chuck was definitely one of the highlights of my time in St. Louis and is a must-do for anyone visiting the area.