Paul Newman and Robert Redford and their Academy-Award winning hit “The Sting” introduced most of the general public to the works of Missouri’s Scott Joplin when “The Entertainer” was chosen as the theme song to the 1973 motion picture.
Joplin lived and wrote in this house in St. Louis from 1900 to 1902, but returned to St. Louis living with friends and performing for much of his life.
This is the only structure connected to Scott Joplin that interprets his life. The Rosebud Cafe next door is a recreation of one of the clubs he played in in St. Louis.
Scott Joplin’s star is among those listed on the St. Louis Walk of Fame.
Each June, a Ragtime Music Festival in Sedalia, Missouri, celebrates Joplin’s presence in that community and his gifts to the musical world.