Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Scott Joplin House to host free ragtime concert on Wednesday, June 12

The Scott Joplin House State Historic Site and the Friends of Scott Joplin will present a free concert of ragtime music from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 12 in the New Rosebud Cafe at the Scott Joplin House State Historic Site (pictured), 2658 Delmar at Beaumont.

The event will feature performers drawn from the lineups of this year's Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, to be held June 5 - 8 in Sedalia, and the Blind Boone Ragtime and Early Jazz Festival, which will take place June 11-13 in Columbia. Featured players will include pianists Andrew Barrett, Max Keenlyside, John Reed-Torres, William McNally, and more.

In addition to the live performances, concertgoers also will get a chance to hear five new player piano rolls of tunes by Joplin, Tom Turpin, and Louis Chauvin created especially for the Scott Joplin House. A limited number of the rolls will also be available for purchase.

The concert is free and open to the public. Soft drinks and snack items will be available for sale, and according to the press release, concert goers may "feel free to bring your own as well."

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