Truman Music Series – The Heart Starters

Truman Music Series


The Heart Starters

“True to Truman”


Wednesday, April 12, 2023 – Performed on the lawn of the Harry S. Truman Little White House

Doors Open at 5 pm

Show Starts at 6 pm

Intermission 6:45 pm

Second Half 7 pm

End 7:45 pm 

The Heart Starters—True to Truman: Step back in time with the post-war era music of Benny Goodman, the Mills Brothers, Louis Prima, Billie Holiday, and other Billboard hits from the Truman era. This swingin’ dynamic five-piece band revitalizes the American Songbook. The vibrant melodies of the clarinet, saxophone, jazz guitar, piano, upright bass, and drums will transport you on a unique Key West journey back into America’s Swing Era. Join us on April 12th at Truman’s Little White House for a remembrance of the night when “the moon, the stars, and all the planets” fell upon Harry S. Truman; the night he became the 33rd President of the United States.

The Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation will host a Plein Air competition earlier the same day. Guests who attend The Heart Starters – True to Truman show, will vote for the winner of this year’s Plein Air competition. Be sure to arrive early!


Use the Front Street/Truman Annex Fountain Gate only. Entry to Truman Annex and Little White House is located on Front Street just past Opal Resort Parking Garage (245 Front Street) and in front of Building 21 (201 Front Street). Please note – The Truman Annex is normally closed to the public at 6pm and the Front Street/Fountain Gate will be the only gate attended on the evening of the concerts.


The Harry S. Truman Little White House does not provide parking.  We suggest that all guests park in public parking lots or spaces and walk over. We do have a gate attendant that will let guests into the Annex on Front Street.

All seating is general admission. Seating is available by table, however please be aware that we do our best to provide a clear view from each table and seat. Given the charming and unique setup of the Living Room, our team will do our best to direct you to the seat you purchased.


All ticket sales are final.




If you are interested in becoming a member of the Key West Harry S. Truman Foundation, please click here. Members receive notifications first for programs and invitations to Member-Only events.

Not sure of your membership status? Please email Caitlin Roberts at or call her at (305)294-9911 ext 4.