Melanie Ryan & Nina Jerke
Melanie of Great Bend, Ks and Nina Jerke of Wichita, Ks have been performing together for nearly 14 years. This duo has been hired to entertain all over Kansas performing a wide variety of musical genres.
Melanie and Nina completed a recording project together in 2009 and Melanie is also a solo recording artist. Melanie has been a praise and worship leader since 1988 and currently works for her husband at Sunrise Staffing Service in Great Bend.
Nina sings with the Wichita Grand Opera and since 2010 she's directed her own Children's Theater Company in west Wichita called Triple Threat Theater.
These two performers have touched the hearts of many veterans as they volunteered their talent each year at the Kansas State Fair Veterans Brunch. Between them they have also performed the National Anthem before the concerts of Blake Shelton, Chicago, Poison, Huey Lewis and the News, Francessca Batistelli, Bret Michaels, Survivor, Sugarland, Toby Keith, Little River Band, Kansas