Red Light Music Series in Sedalia Mo

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Sedalia was once well known as a center of many vices, especially prostitution. In the 19th century the St Louis Post-Dispatch even referred to Sedalia as the “Sodom and Gomorrah” of the century. Over a century ago the brothels were located throughout the city, but gradually they became more concentrated above businesses on West Main Street.

But sometimes art thrives where the human soul struggles. And these establishments provided employment for musicians, particularly piano players, contributing to a thriving musical culture which would forever be linked to the “Red Light District,” fostering the development of many artists, including the renowned ragtime composer Scott Joplin.



A not-for-profit grassroots effort to promote regional and national musicians and their original works.

We are busy working on an all day music event which would take place at Montserrat Vineyards in September of this year.

More details soon!

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