Tunes and Tales in Cape Girardeau

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Two well-known performers take the stage in Cape Girardeau on Sept. 6. (Images courtesy and

Mark your calendars for Tunes and Tales on Friday, Sept. 6, at Southeast Missouri State University’s River Campus in Cape Girardeau.

Michael Reno Harrell and the Reverend Robert Jones will present good ‘ol “Appalachian grit and wit” meets gutsy Detroit folk and blues for an evening of spirited storytelling paired with American roots music.

Cape Girardeau EventMichael Reno Harrell is an award-winning songwriter, as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer, and he’s from the South … the Southern Appalachian Mountains, to be exact. For years, his recordings have received and continue to garner awards in country, Americana and folk circles. His humor and wit, as well as the emotional depth of his work, keep his fan base growing and staying tuned for what comes next.

For more than 30 years, Reverend Robert B. Jones Sr. has been a champion of American Roots Music and Stories. He has performed throughout the United States, Canada and Europe with the message that traditional American songs and stories have much to teach us. He loves songs that tell stories and finds many of his songs and stories are inspired by people he has known. Often too, Jones finds the Bible provides great poetic language and imagery for song writing and storytelling.

Tickets are available by calling 573-651-2265 or by visiting

Make a weekend in Cape Girardeau out of the event!  The SEMO District Fair starts Saturday, Sept. 7, and the Cape Riverfront Market will be hopping on Saturday, too. On Sunday, Sept. 8, the Merling Piano Trio will perform at the River Campus.  Need a place to stay, or eat?  We’ve got you covered at!

From Stacy Dohogne Lane, director of public relations, Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau.

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