Ragtime Festival returns for seventh year

February 9, 2013 5:29:42 PM



World-renowned ragtime musicians again will deliver spectacular rhythms and showmanship during Mississippi State's seventh annual Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz Festival. 


Taking place on the university campus March 22-23, the major spring event includes evening concerts in the McComas Hall Auditorium, along with daytime sessions and tours at the Templeton Music Museum in Mitchell Memorial Library.  


To view the performance schedule and purchase tickets for the individual programs -- or the entire festival -- visit library.msstate.edu/ragtime/festival/tkts/index.html.  




At the festival 


The 2013 festival welcomes returning artists Jeff Barnhart, Frederick Hodges and three-time World Old-Time Piano Playing Champion Brian Holland, and Carl Sonny Leyland. David Jason, one of the most highly regarded authorities on ragtime music, will also contribute his expertise to the event. 


In addition to the MSU Libraries and Templeton Music Museum, the festival is sponsored by the Starkville Area Arts Council, Rotary Club of Starkville and Greater Starkville Development Partnership. Additional sponsorships also are provided, in part, by the Mississippi Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts. 


For additional ticket and schedule information, contact planning committee member Lynda Graham at 662-325-6634 or [email protected] 


Watch for more about the Ragtime Festival in The Dispatch as the event nears.