2023 Charles H. Templeton Sr. Ragtime and Jazz Festival

March 24, 2023
to March 25

About this event

The sounds of big band and swing from the Benny Goodman era, the Boogie and Rockabilly music in the style of Jerry Lee Lewis and as always traditional ragtime and jazz will highlight the 2023 Charles H. Templeton Sr. Ragtime and Jazz Festival on March 24 and 25.

The festival is sponsored by the MSU Libraries and the Charles Templeton Sr. Music Museum as a means of enhancing the research in the area of ragtime music, increasing the awareness of the Templeton collection housed in Mitchell Memorial Library and introducing people to the sounds of ragtime as performed by world-renowned musicians.

The festival is comprised of a blend of major concerts, mini-concerts, seminars and tours of the museum. Seminars are held in Mitchell Memorial Library, and major concerts are held at the Lee Hall's historic Bettersworth Auditorium.


Templeton Museum, fourth floor, Mitchell Memorial Library; Bettersworth Auditorium, Lee Hall
Primary Sponsoring Organization
MSU Libraries
Contact Name
Lynda Graham
Contact Phone