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Rosebud Bar

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Opened by Tim Turpin in 1900, the Rosebud Bar was a premier venue for ragtime in St. Louis. Open at all hours, the Rosebud successfully advertised its drinks, gambling, and most of all, its music. Piano players from all over flocked the Rosebud Bar to hone their skills and envelope themselves in what Turpin called the “headquarters for colored professionals.” The most notable performer from Rosebud is Scott Jopin, known as the King of Ragtime.