The Sedalia Festival is nationally acclaimed as the premier ragtime destination because Sedalia is where Joplin composed and John Stark published “The Maple Leaf Rag” making American music history. An annual budget of $150,000 is supported by grants and ticket sales, however, contributions are critical to sustaining and growing this beloved attraction. Your support in maintaining this tradition will be greatly appreciated. Attached is a ticket order form as well as a donor/sponsor form.
Donors / sponsors are recognized on the SJRF website, in the Festival program, and in newsletters They are also invited to the Donor Party; and receive tiered ticket packages. Contributions in any amount are graciously accepted. All contributions are eligible as a charitable tax donation.
Maple Leaf $5,000 (receives 4 ticket packages)
Entertainer $2,500 (receives 3 ticket packages)
Cascades $1,000 (receives 2 ticket packages)
Easy Winner $750 (receives 1 ticket package)
Swipsey $500 (receives 4 tickets to one concert)
Chrysanthemum $250 (receives 2 tickets to one concert)
Leola $100 (receives 1 ticket to one concert)
Call 660-826-2271 to donate by phone or mail donations to Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation
Sedalia Area Tourism Commission / Sedalia Convention & Visitors Bureau | Missouri Arts Council
City of Sedalia | Sedalia Heritage Foundation
Maple Leaf $5,000 *
Entertainer $2,500 *
David & Marty Almquist
Cascades $1,000 *
Bill & Nancy Moss
Easy Winner $750 *
David & Terri Ballard
Swipesy $500 *
Jack & Chris Bradshaw, Kay & Roger Berger, Jay & Donna Shearer, PrintLynx
Jeanne & William Bensema, Marioan Molitor, Jane Farnen, Richard Reutlinger
Special thanks to the following without whose support the festival could not be produced...
Artistic Director – Brian Holland, Symposia Director – Bill Edwards, Festival Historian - David Reffkin, and
Sedalia Ragtime Archives Project Coordinator – Larry Melton
Venue Sponsors - Thompson Hills Shopping Center, Dairy Queen, Steak & Shake, Pettis County Commissioners, Sedalia Parks & Recreation, Sedalia School District #200, Show-Me Master Gardeners
Costume Contest – Central Bank of Sedalia
Concert Sponsors - Central Bank of Sedalia, Starline, Dugan's Paint, Comfort Inn
Maple Leaf Tea Dance & Dance Lessons Sponsors - Judy & Byron Matson, Nina & Doug Freed.
Symposia Sponsors - Max Morath, Missouri Humanities Council
Performer Hospitality - Bryant Motors, County Distributing, Best Western
Bryant Motors | Sedalia Convention & Visitors Bureau | Sedalia Parks & Recreation
Liberty Center Association for the Arts | Pettis County Commissioners & Elected Officials
Artist in Residence Sponsors
Sedalia Democrat, Sedalia Literacy Council, Sacred Heart PTA, Horace Mann PTA, Washington School PTA, Skyline School PTA, Heber Hunt PTA, Green Ridge PTA, LaMonte PTA, Dresden PTA, St. Paul's Lutheran PTA, Sedalia Middle School PTA.
Donors of $500 or more per year are our Ragtime Angels.