John Legend

John Legend: A Night of Songs and Stories With the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7 • The Muny

The Muny, in collaboration with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, revives a beloved tradition in 2024 by presenting its first live concert in more than 30 years — a one-night-only show starring Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winner John Legend. 

The Muny presents John Legend: A Night of Songs and Stories With the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. Sept. 7. The concert on the iconic James S. McDonnell Stage will be Legend’s first performance with the world-class SLSO. 

The once-in-a-lifetime performance will feature intimate reimaginings of Legend’s greatest hits (“All of Me,” “Ordinary People,” “Tonight”), unexpected stories from his life and career, and selections from his most recent release, LEGEND (“Nervous,” “Wonder Woman”). 

Tickets are $75-$300 and go on sale at 9 a.m. CT May 20 at metrotix.com. Muny and SLSO subscribers can access an exclusive presale that runs from 9 a.m. May 17 to 9 p.m. May 19 CT. MetroTix is the only authorized vendor of Muny tickets.

The Muny also will offer tickets for its famous “free seats,” available at no charge on a first-come, first-served basis. Details will be announced.

FAQs

+ Is this event included in a Muny subscription?

No, John Legend: A Night of Songs and Stories With the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra is not part of the 106th Muny season of Broadway musicals. Muny season ticket holders who wish to attend must purchase a separate ticket for this event.

+ What about the Muny “free seats”?

Tickets for The Muny’s famous “free seats” — nearly 1,500 seats in the last nine rows of the theatre — will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. But don’t line up outside the theatre; stay tuned for details.

+ Where will I park? 

Free parking is available in the Upper Muny Lot, Lower Muny Lot, Visitor Center Lot and on the streets surrounding The Muny. If you’re arriving via rideshare, recommended dropoff/pickup locations are on Pagoda Circle at McKinley Drive and Theatre Drive.

+ What will seating be like?

The Muny has nearly 11,000 flip-down, stadium-style seats. A ticket is required for each guest, even for the free seats. Wheelchair-accessible seating is available at each price level.

+ Are there metal detectors at the gates?

Our metal detection scanners allow a continuous stream of patrons to pass through security checkpoints without the delays typically associated with handheld wands. Bags, purses and coolers are subject to inspection.

+ What items are prohibited?

Glass containers, signs, flags, banners and weapons of any kind are not allowed at The Muny. Bags, purses and coolers are subject to inspection.

+ Will there be an opening act?

No, this show will only feature John Legend and the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra.

+ Will food and drinks be available?

Yes, our concession stands along the east and west pergolas and on the upper plaza will be open. Available options include wine, beer, soft drinks, ice cream, popcorn, pretzels and other favorite Muny items. The Culver Pavilion, our on-campus restaurant, will not be open for this event.

+ Will the Culver Pavilion be open for preshow dining?

The Culver Pavilion, our on-campus restaurant, will not be open for this special event.

+ Can I bring outside food?

We invite you to picnic on the Muny grounds before the show, but no outside food or drinks may be brought into the theatre for this event.

+ What payment options are accepted at the show?

All transactions at The Muny are cashless. We accept payment only by credit, debit or Muny gift card.

+ What is the rain/cancellation policy?

This is a one-night-only event. In the event of a cancellation due to weather or other circumstances, The Muny and the artist will work to reschedule at a later date. Ticket buyers will be notified, and refunds will be issued at point of purchase.