Joplin music fest under way

June 5, 2013

in Local

Max Keenlyside

Max Keenlyside of Canada was one of several performers to appear at the first official event of the 2013 Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, held indoors at the Parkhurst Commons area of the State Fair Communnity College campus. Performer Bryan Wright served as emcee for the event on Wednesday morning.

On Thursday, June 6, Day Two starts with a “mini concert” that starts at 9 a.m. according to the official 2013 Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival program book. The free concert will feature Jacob Adams, Dr. Dave Majchrzak, Morgan Siever and Steve Standiford.

Symposiums at the Methodist church at Fourth and Osage begin at 9 a.m. and continue through noon. Admission is $5.

The rest of the free entertainment starts at 10 a.m. at four venues downtown and ends at 5 p.m.

Dance instructions are available at the Fox Event Theater, known during the music festival as “Cake Walk Hall,” from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Paid concerts on Thursday include the Ragtime Revelations Concert at 2 p.m. at the United Methodist Church, a Donor’s Only Party at Katy Depot, and the Easy Winners Concert at 8 p.m. at the SFCC Stauffacher Theatre.

For more information, visit or call the store at 826-2271. Tickets may be purchased online at the website or at the box office located at the Fox Event Theatre.

A special phone line for ticket orders during the festival will be in operation at 619-1741. Tickets may also be purchased at the venue 30 minutes prior to each live show. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia News Journal.

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