Scott Joplin

Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival

June 4 – 7, 2014

The festival is held annually in Sedalia, Missouri and provides fabulous entertainment for more than 6,000 visitors. If you like ragtime music, this is your opportunity to hear great music played by some of the top ragtime musicians in the world.

A variety of free venues are available each day of the Festival from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Whether you want to sit back and be entertained, learn a Turn-of-the-Century Dance, or show off your own piano abilities, you’ll find the opportunities endless.

Each day of the Festival consists of several paid venues. Want to show off the dance moves you’ve learned at the lessons? Have a favorite performer not playing at any free venues? Enjoy a dinner/show setting? Tickets for each of these events may be bought in advance or at the door. Please note: Evening concerts have a very good chance of selling out and buying tickets early is encouraged!

“Pave the Park” Campaign

Maple Leaf ParkThe Scott Joplin Foundation is soliciting funds to help us reach our goal of $40,000 to:

  • install pavers over the entire area
  • reseal the decorative concrete
  • make minor wall repairs
  • replace benches
  • update the stage

The intention is with the needed repairs the Maple Leaf Park will become functional for not only the Scott Joplin Festival; that the Park could be used by other organizations and members of the community.

We can’t do this alone and we are asking for your help.  No contribution is too small or too large!  The Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit so all donations are tax deductible.  For more information, please contact Kyle Siegel, Foundation Director at 660-826-2271.

Pave the Park donation button

All donations are tax deductible!

Please Note: Due to health reasons we regret Elite Syncopations will not be performing this year.

Also, Steve Standiford and Martin Spitznagel will not be performing this year.