was a music club
in St. Louis, Missouri
that achieved national recognition for the number of big-name acts and performers it hosted.
The club was located at 914 N 1st Street, on the western bank of the Mississippi River
, four blocks north of the Gateway Arch
in historic Laclede's Landing
in downtown St. Louis.
Concerts at the venue, which held up to 1,000 people, were most often "all ages" events, with just over one percent restricted to patrons 21 and over.
The club is the subject of a song on the They Might Be Giants
album Venue Songs
In early 2003, rumors began circulating that the club would close to make way for a new casino development. The rumors were confirmed in early 2007, and the last show was held on January 19, 2007. The last band to play on its stage was The Urge
fronted by a band member from Mudworm, which also played. The Urge sold out 93 of 100 shows at Mississippi Nights.
The owners are currently looking into the possibility of re-opening in a new location.
<center><gallery>Image:Janesaddiction-03-14-89.jpg|Jane's Addiction Ticket Stub · March 14, 1989Image:Lordsofthenewchurch-05-14-86.jpg|Lords Of The New Church Ticket Stub · May 14, 1986Image:Ministry-11-30-88.jpg|Ministry Ticket Stub · November 11, 1988</gallery></center>