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Fri, Jul 19


Merrimans' Playhouse

Larry, Terry, & Dawn

Our Home Grown Series presents Larry, Terry, & Dawn: A pianist, two vocalists, a bassist, and a drummer will present a concert of jazz songs.

Larry, Terry, & Dawn
Larry, Terry, & Dawn

Time & Location

Jul 19, 2024, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM EDT

Merrimans' Playhouse, 401 E Colfax Ave, Suite 135, South Bend, IN 46617, USA

About the Event

TICKETS are $12 General/$6 Student. Concert is one long set. End time is approximately 9:00 pm.

Larry, Terry, and Dawn is a jazz group led by Larry Dwyer on piano, with vocalists Terry Austin and Dawn Burns, accompanied by bassist Darrel Tidaback and drummer Kirk Wright.

Larry Dwyer has played jazz piano in South Bend for nearly five decades, and directs the jazz bands at the University of Notre Dame. He is inspired by the style of jazz pianist Oscar Peterson, and will play Oscar’s versions of On Green Dolphin Street and Sometimes I’m Happy, along with other songs.

Terry Austin has sung gospel music since his youth, and has performed popular songs both with his own group, Terry and the Heartbeats, and with The Motown Machine led by the late Bill Nicks. Terry Austin loves the music of Nat “King” Cole, and will sing many of Nat's hit songs, including Unforgettable, Nature Boy, and L-O-V-E.

Dawn Burns hosts “The Sauce” jazz radio show on WVPE, and enjoys singing both contemporary and standard jazz songs. Among the songs Dawn will sing are The Girl from Ipanema as done by Bebel Gilberto, Afro Blue as done by Lizz Wright, and Ella Fitzgerald’s version of Cheek to Cheek.

Darrel Tidaback and Kirk Wright have both played for many years with numerous jazz and pop groups in South Bend and elsewhere. Darrel has played frequently with many of the jazz performers at Merrimans’ Playhouse.

Larry, Terry, and Dawn will present an enjoyable program of jazz songs, both old and new, and always swinging.

Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from the Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services Private Trust Foundations, which include grants from the Stanley A. and Flora P. Clark Memorial Community Trust Foundation (2020-2021; 2022-2023 seasons), the John, Anna, and Martha Jane Fields Memorial Trust Foundation (2021-2022; 2022-2023 seasons), and the Florence V. Carroll Charitable Trust (2021-2022; 2022-2023; 2023-2024 seasons). Special concert event support provided by the Arts Midwest Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund grant (2022-2023 season). Activities are made possible in part by the Arts Organization Support (AOS), Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency (2023-2024 season).

Concerts and events made possible, in part, with support from The Esther and George Jaruga Charitable Foundation (2020-2023 seasons). The Student and Home Grown Series concerts made possible, in part, with support from the ArtsEverywhere Grant from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, and the Arts Project Support Grant and the Arts Recovery Grant through the Indiana Arts Commission.


  • Student

    $6 Student/Discount

  • General

    $12 Advanced or Door




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