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Lohman Lawn’s ‘backyard’ concerts return for summer

by News Tribune Staff | June 9, 2022 at 3:56 a.m.
Jane Accurso and Dierik Leonhard, members of Swampweed Cajun Dancehall Band from Columbia, play a fiddle duet in August 2018, during the Backyard Concert Series at Jefferson Landing Historic Site in Jefferson City.

There's nothing better suited to welcome summer than live, outdoor music in Jefferson City's own backyard.

Returning in 2022 is the Jefferson Landing State Historic Site's "Backyard Concert" series, a season of live music with three shows on the Lohman Lawn.

The current lineup this year includes one returning favorite and two "new to the Lohman" artists who will capture the essence of Missouri's music traditions, past and present.

First for the season is Jerry Rabushka and Isaac Cherry on June 18. The duo highlights Missouri composers including Scott Joplin, James Scott, Irene Giblin and more through ragtime performances.

A month later on July 16 is the Ironweed Bluegrass Band. This group is said to bring "bluegrass and vintage country with tunes about trains, moonshine, dirt, heartache and more."

Aug. 27 is Downstream, an acoustic trio that presents a blend of Americana, folk, blues and some original music.

All concerts are free, open to the public and run 7-8 p.m. on the lawn of the Lohman Building, 100 Jefferson St. All concert dates are scheduled on Saturday evenings.

These are family-friendly events. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own blankets, lawn chairs and/or picnic suppers.

For more information, call 573-751-2854 or visit the Facebook event page.

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