2023 Scott Joplin International Ragtime Fest Under Way
The 2023 Scott Joplin International Ragtime Music Festival is in full swing now in downtown Sedalia, after a Welcome Social hosted by Artistic Director Bryan Wright was held last night at the Pavilion, 2nd and Ohio.
Free performances are scheduled from 9 to 5 daily at the Stark Tent, the Pavilion and the Katy Depot.
Paid concerts will be held at 2 and 7:30 daily at the Liberty Center, as well as a morning Symposia from 9 to noon. Today's Symposia features Christina Austin, Brandon Byrne and William McNally. Tickets for the daily Symposia are $15.
Tonight, the Clay Clear Band will perform at the Pavilion from 6 to 7:30.
And at 10 p.m., there will be a Ragtime Afterglow at the Pavilion.
This year's theme is Palm Leaf Rag.
In the top photo, festival favorite Adam Swanson performed at the Downtown Pavilion at 2nd & Ohio Wednesday evening during a Welcome Social & Dance event to kick off the 2023 music festival.