Fred Tieken - Artist, Designer, Rocker

December 29, 2021

The Canton Public Library is proud to host a presentation and month-long exhibit featuring local legend Fred Tieken. On January 6 at 6:00 PM, Terry Lee Hawkins will open the exhibit with a presentation about Fred Tieken and his unique life in music and art. Special guest will be Fred’s daughter Jill Tieken-Spoonmore, of Quincy, IL.

Fred Tieken is known as being instrumental in bringing Rock and Roll to our Tri-State area with his band, The Rockers. He was born in Meyer, Illinois in 1935 and spent many summers in Canton, MO while he was growing up. It was in Canton that Fred discovered his love of music and art.

Fred spent many years touring with his different bands, performing over 3,500 live shows as a saxophonist, singer, and bandleader. He also recorded many albums. He then transitioned to talent management, music production, and finally creative direction. Over the years, he was awarded more than 200 international honors in the fields of illustration, design, and art direction. He is now a top-notch abstract artist with his own Scottsdale, AZ studio.

All are welcome to come and learn more about the life and art of this modern Renaissance man on January 6. Fred Tieken artwork and memorabilia will be on display at the library for the month of January.

The library is located at 403 Lewis Street in Canton. It is open Tuesday - Friday 9 AM to 6 PM and Saturdays 10 AM to 2 PM. Visit the library’s website at, find them on Facebook at Your Canton Public Library, or call 573-288-5279.