West Coast Ragtime Society
Dedicated to the preservation and promtion of Ragtime and vintage American music.

Ragtime Festivals

Last update 3/23/2017.

The table below lists details on recurring ragtime festivals. The festivals are listed in the order in which they happen throughout the year. The information shown was obtained from various sources. The West Coast Ragtime Society does not vouch for the accuracy of the information. You should check with the sponsors of the event in order to ascertain the accuracy of the information. 

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When What Where Information
Jan 27-29, 2017
Fri, Sat, Sun
23rd Annual Eagles & Ivories Weekend

Artists: Ivory&Gold® featuring Jeff Barnhart and Anne Barnhart, Scott Kirby, Benjamin Loeb, Paul Asaro, Mad Creek Mudcats, Locus Street Boys

Muscatine, IA

Visit website for location Information:
See web site
Feb 24-27, 2017
Times vary
2017 Santa Cruz Ragtime Festival

Featuring: Elliott Adams, Ramona Baker, Andrew E. Barrett, Michael Chisholm, Danny Coots, Kylan deGhetaldi, Jared diBartolomeo, Brian Holland, Vincent Matthew Johnson, Charlie Judkins, Carl Sonny Leyland, Jimin Park, Will Perkins, John Reed-Torres, Julia Riley, Eric Shore, Daniel Souvigny, Adam Swanson, Pacific Coast Ragtime Orchestra
Santa Cruz, California
Calvary Episcopal Church, Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Lúpulo Craft Beer House, Pacific Avenue, and other venues downtown Information: See festival web site
Mar 24-26, 2017
Times vary
2017 Durango Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival

Featuring: Adam Swanson, Evan Artnzen, Marc Caparone, Danny Coots, Brian Holland, Morten Gunnar Larsen, Carl Sonny Leyland, Steve Pikal)
at the Strater Hotel
Durango, Colorado
Strater Hotel
699 Main Avenue
Durango, CO 81301
Local: (970) 247-4431
Toll Free: (800) 247-4431
To book a room, please see the hotel web site
Many packages available;
See festival Tickets page
Information: See festival home page
or send email.
By phone: Michelle Thom, General Mgr.
Strater Hotel
Mar 30 - Apr 1, 2017
Charles Templeton Ragtime &
Jazz Festival

Featuring: Jeff Barnhart, Brian Holland, Dan Levinson's Roof Garden Jass Band
Join us for concerts, seminars, and tours of the Museum during our annual festival celebrating the music of the ragtime era.
Starkville, Mississippi
Mitchell Memorial Library, on the campus
of Mississippi State University
Starkville, MS
For ticket prices, accommodations, and more information,
see web site:
C. Templeton Ragtime Festival
Contact: Lynda Graham
Phone: 662-325-6634
Email: Click here
Apr 21-23 2017
Fri, Sat, Sun

Oakhurst Ragtime Festival

Performers: Larisa Migachyov, Jack & Chris Bradshaw, John Reed-Torres, Diego Bustamante, with Steve & Robyn Drivon (drums & tuba) and Julia Riley (flute)

Fri 5:30 pm Soup & Salad Supper followed by Evening Concert at 7:00 pm $22 (or $12 for concert only). Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425-B, Oakhurst CA

Sat 2:00-4:30 pm Concert and Ice Cream Social $6
5:30-9:00 pm Dinner and Concert $24 (or $12 for concert only). Oakhurst Community Center, 39800 Road 425-B, Oakhurst CA

Sun 1:00-3:00 pm Finale Concert (by donation). Oakhurst Lutheran Church, Road 426 (39255 Black Road), Oakhurst CA

Oakhurst, CA

Locations: See left. Information and reservations
(559) 683 6570.
See festival web page
Apr 26-29, 2017

Zehnder's 23rd Annual Ragtime Festival

Featuring: Bob Milne, Jeff Barnhart, Dave Majchrzak, Bob Seeley, Daniel Souvigny, and others

Events for 2017 include:
- Dinner Concert on Wednesday
- Lunch Concerts on Thursday, Friday and Saturday
- Saturday evening Grand Finale Dinner and Concert
- Vaudeville Night Thursday
- Friday Night Picnic
- Educational Seminar Friday

Frankenmuth, MI

Zehnder's of Frankenmuth
730 S. Main
Frankenmuth, MI
Reservations are required for lunch, brunch and all dinner concerts.  For more info or reservations call 800-863-7999 or visit www.zehnders.com
May 25-28, 2017
Sat & Sun

Every year over Memorial Day weekend in Oxford, Mississippi, the Old-Time Music Preservation Association stages the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest to educate people about old-time piano music written prior to 1930.
Oxford, MS

Oxford, MS Visit web site for information and location and ticket information
May 27-29, 2017
Times vary

at  the Sacramento Music Festival

Three venues (as of 2015):
Holiday Inn Sacramento-Capitol Plaza, 300 J Street
Golden Eagle Bar, Firehouse Restaurant, 1112 2nd St
Paddle Wheel Saloon on the Delta Queen, 1000 Front St

Sacramento, CA

Sacramento, CA Music Festival badges are required for the Ragtime Corner. Tickets:
See web site.
May 31 - Jun 3, 2017

Scott Joplin Festival
Performers:  Ed Berlin, David Reffkin, David Thomas Roberts, Paul Asaro, Anne Barnhart, Jeff Barnhart, Mimi Blais, Danny Coots, Richard Dowling, Bill Edwards, Marty Eggers, Frederick Hodges, Brian Holland, Jazzou Jones, Sue Keller, Scott Kirby, Carl Sonny Leyland, Dr. Dave Majchrzak, Larisa Migachyov, Will Perkins, Jim Radloff, John Reed-Torres, Dalton Ridenhour, Daniel Souvigny, Martin Spitznagel, Steve Standiford, Adam Swanson, Sébastien Toendlé, Bryan Wright, Ivory"Gold, Junkyard Band, Crown Syncopators
Sedalia, MO

Venue locations vary. See festival home page for more information.
Jun 17-18, 2017
Saturday at
2:30 pm and 8:15 pm
Sunday at
2:30 pm
Doors open 30 minutes before show time.
Old Town Music Hall
42nd Annual Ragtime Festival

Performers: Frederick Hodges, Carl Sonny Leyland, John Reed-Torres, Vincent Johnson
El Segundo, CA
140 Richmond Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
All Seats: $20.00
Reservations recommended.
(310) 322-2592
See web site for details.

Jul 8, 2017
11 to 6:30 pm

Cline Wine & Dixieland Jazz Festival
Cline Wine & Jazz Festival
Nine bands plus solo pianists John Allair,
Frederick Hodges, Gary Neuman,
Ray Skjelbred, Virginia Tichenor
Cline Cellars

Sonoma, CA

24737 Arnold Dr
Highway 121
Sonoma, CA 95476

TICKETS $45 each
$40 for Club Members
Purchase at the gate
or call 707.940.4025
to purchase by phone
Visit web site.

July 28-30, 2017
Times vary.
Evergreen Jazz Festival

Features 11 world-class bands from across the country presenting some 75 hours of live Dixieland, blues, boogie-woogie, swing, and ragtime. Dancers welcome! Five intimate venues make this an up-close-and-personal event between musicians and audience.
Evergreen, CO
Evergreen Jazz Festival
P.O. Box 3775
Evergreen, CO 80437
See web site for venue locations and shuttle stops.
Ticket Prices: 
See web site.
By Phone: 303-697-5467
(Visa, MasterCard, personal checks)
By mail, check or money order, send to:
Evergreen Jazz Festival
P.O. Box 3775
Evergreen, CO 80437 
Aug 11-13, 2017
Fri, Sat, Sun
19th Annual Sutter Creek Ragtime Festival

Performers: TBA (2016 included Elliott Adams, Ad Hoc Flute Quartet, Patrick Aranda, Ramona Baker, Jack and Chris Bradshaw, Diego Bustamante, Michael Chisholm, Danny Coots, The Crown Syncopators, Kylan deGhetaldi, Robyn and Steve Drivon, Marty Eggers, Frederick Hodges, Brian Holland, Vincent Johnson, Charlie Judkins, Carl Sonny Leyland, Larisa Migachyov, Will Perkins, Ragnolia Ragtette, John Reed-Torres, John Remmers, Julia Riley, Tim Rotolo, Ray Skjelbred, Squeek Steele, The Sullivans and Drivons, Virginia Tichenor, Ryan Wishner)

Sutter Creek, CA
Sutter Creek, CA
See map
See web site for more information, or
Mother Lode Ragtime Society
11310 Prospect Drive #10, PMB 12
Jackson, CA 95642
Phone: (209) 405-1563
Send email.
Sep 22-24, 2017
Central Pennsylvania Ragtime Festival

Performers: TBA (2016 included Danny Coots, Richard Dowling, Frederick Hodges, Brian Holland, Daniel Souvigny, Bryan Wright, Yuko Eguchi Wright, Angelina & Ashley Leyva, Steve Standiford)
Orbisonia / Rockhill Furnace, PA
Rockhill Furnace, PA. See festival web site for more information, or call 814-447-3984.
Oct 13-17, 2017
Sat & Sun
Times & locations vary.

2016 Wine Country Ragtime Festival

Two days of wonderful music in various locales in the Sonoma and Napa valleys.

Performers: John Partridge, Sue Nigro, others TBA

Sonoma/San Francisco/Santa Rosa/Napa, CA
See web site for details, festival locations, schedule, and ticket info. See web site for ticket info.
TBA, 2017
Times vary

Shaniko Ragtime
and Vintage Music Festival

Dates and Performers for 2017 to be announced
Shaniko and Madras, OR

Shaniko: (Fri, Sun)
Schoolhouse & Sage Saloon
Madras: (Sat)
Best Western Hotel

Festival Lodging:
Best Western, Madras, Oregon

No admittance charge; all are invited. Donations are accepted.
Further information,
call 541-489-3434.
Click here for article describing the 2014 festival, PDF format.
Oct 21, 2016
Noon to 6 pm

Ragfest 2017

Performers: TBA

Fullerton, CA

(Venue may change) FCLO Music Theatre rehearsal hall, 218 W Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832 Visit web site for more information, or send email.

Nov 17-19, 2017
Fri, Sat, Sun

30th Annual

Solo Performers: TBA (2016 had Elliott Adams, Paolo Alderighi, Clint Baker, Tom Barnebey, Jeff Barnhart, Andrew Barrett, Mimi Blais, Tom Bopp, The Bradshaws, Danny Coots, Kylan DeGhetaldik Richard Dowling, Marty Eggers, Andrew Greene, Dale Hadley, Frederick Hodges, Brian Holland, Vincent Johnson, Max Keenlyside, Morten Gunnar Larsen, Carl Sonny Leyland, Frank LiVolsi, Jonathan Meredith, Larisa Migachyov, Max Morath, Ezequiel Pallejá, Will Perkins, John Reed-Torres, David Thomas Roberts, Jack Rummel, Sean Sharp, David Shepard, Patrick Skiffington, Adam Swanson, Virginia Tichenor, Stephanie Trick)

Youth Performers: TBA (2016 had Ramona Baker, Diego Bustamante, Michael Chisholm, Florian Krüger, Daniel Souvigny, Alethea Sung-Miller, Ryan Wishner)

Groups: TBA (2016 had Big Mama Sue & Fast Eddie, Ivory&Gold®, Raspberry Jam Band, Porcupines, Sullivans/Drivons, Pacific Coast Ragtime Orchestra)

Seminar Presenters: TBA

Dance Instructors: TBA (2016 had Richard Duree, Stan Isaacs)

Dance Accompanists: TBA (2016 had Stanley Stern (piano), Mario Ojeda (violin))

Rancho Cordova, California

Marriott Rancho Cordova
11211 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

For information
see web site
or email
Festival Information
or call Petra Sullivan at 
or toll free at
or write to:
West Coast Ragtime Society
PO Box 13346
CA 95813-3346

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