Cherry and Jerry Ragtime Concert

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Step back in time as Cherry and Jerry bring you some hit tunes and rarely played gems from the ragtime era. With a focus on ragtime, early blues, and jazz, you'll hear enduring songs such as St. Louis Blues and The Entertainer along with great songs that they've dusted off and brought back to life. Fun for all ages, with a bit of history thrown in!

“Cherry & Jerry” is Isaac Cherry on percussion and Jerry Rabushka on piano; they focus mainly on music from 1900-1920: ragtime, early blues and jazz, and popular songs from back in the day.

Performances include well known tunes such as The Entertainer, St. Louis Blues, Georgia on My Mind, Stormy Weather, etc as well as rarely played music from the era, for a unique take on America’s first pop music. Great fun for all ages!

The St. Louis duo has toured music of the ragtime era throughout the region, appearing at libraries, museums, pubs and restaurants, special events, senior communities, and more.

Recent appearances include: Illinois State Fair, DuQuoin State Fair, George Washington Carver National Monument, Diamond, MO; DuSable Black History Museum in Chicago Missouri History Museum, St. Louis, MO; Big River Steampunk Festival, Hannibal, MO.


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Accompanying Adults

This program is designed for children and accompanying adults. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs will not be permitted.