Union Station, Metro Art Presents

Metro Art Presents Raised on Records with Deke Dickerson and The Whippersnappers

Deke Dickerson and the Whippersnappers. Photo Credit: Spike Marble

About the Event

On the Move Riders Program and Metro Art Presents are proud to bring you their latest installment of Raised on Records, a holiday edition, as we welcome back an annual tradition through this livestream concert.

Watch it direct via Union Station’s YouTube Channel! The 1 hour will be broadcast from Union Station’s historic Ticketing Hall on Friday, December 21, 2021 at 12pm.

Join a fun watch party hosted by On the Move Riders Program on Zoom to take part in a mini-dance lesson in your own home led by Adolfo and Cat, then dance along to rockabilly and Western Swing with Deke Dickerson and the Whippersnappers.


Featured Artists

Deke Dickerson and the Whippersnappers

Deke Dickerson has devoted his long career to keeping America’s roots music alive while interjecting new creativity into genres of music that flourished in decades previous. Dickerson has been carrying the torch since he was 13, playing in his first rockabilly band in his hometown of Columbia, Missouri. He moved to Los Angeles at the age of 22 and proceeded to found his primary band, Deke Dickerson and the Ecco-Fonics, his newest group, Deke Dickerson and the Whippersnappers, as well as several side projects. Dickerson has provided rootsy music for a slew of television shows and movie projects and has his own signature guitar, manufactured by the Hallmark Guitar Company of Maryland.

Adolfo and Cat

Husband and wife dance duo Adolfo and Cat of time2swing, are a hobby turned passion! They have been avidly dancing since 2013. When they met in high school, playing various sports, they never considered themselves dancers and never paid attention to the dance floor. In late 2012, however, Adolfo and Cat saw couples dancing Swing and Lindy Hop at Disneyland and immediately exclaimed they wanted to learn “how they did that!” (their actual words) They have been trained in various dances, such as Latin and Ballroom, too. Their love of all things vintage means they not only teach dance steps, but the rich history that comes with each dance.

Learn more about On the Move Riders Program and how you can get connected with future in-person travel training activities, including Older Adult Transportation Pop Ups. Contact Lilly Ortiz at 213.922.2299 or email at ortizl@metro.net.

Metro Art Presents showcases an exciting year-round array of arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station since 2013— and now virtually too! For more information: art.metro.netClick  here  for more information about Metro’s art program. Follow Metro Art on Facebook  and  Instagram, and subscribe for email updates.

*Special thanks to Lori and Satoshi of Fuss n’ Holler*