GRUGELFEST 2015 will be held the weekend of September 11-13 at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, 101 N Summit Street in downtown Toledo. Named for the late Ralph Grugel, leader of Cleveland’s Eagle Jazz Band, GRUGELFEST has replaced the annual Fall Dixieland Festival produced for more than 20 years by the EARLYJAS Club of Northeast Ohio. Traditional New Orleans Jazz Bands plus World-Class ragtime piano players and singers will be featured during 4 sessions: Friday night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night, and Sunday.
A Pre-Festival party will be held on Thursday night (September 10) at YE OLDE DURTY BIRD . . . Downtown Toledo’s Gastropub (just around the corner from the Park Inn Hotel) with music by Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland, for those who can’t wait for the party to begin.
On Sunday morning, a Dixieland Worship Service will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1853 South Avenue (just 3.5 miles from the Park Inn hotel). Everyone attending GRUGELFEST 2015 is encouraged to attend, and a free shuttle from the hotel will be provided. After the service, a chicken barbeque dinner will be held.
Tickets are on sale at the Huntington Center Box Office (419 321-5007) and at www.ticketmaster.com. To reserve a room, call the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel at 419 241-3000 (do not use the 800 number). Be sure to ask for GRUGELFEST rates!
GRUGELFEST c/o Ragtime Rick
P.O. Box 1071
Toledo, OH 43697
Profits from the GRUGELFEST will benefit the Dyslexia Education Training Center of Northwest Ohio
(formerly the 32° Masonic Learning Center for Children).
It is an organization which teaches children with dyslexia how to read.
Pam Croson, Director 419 893-2966
to order tickets by mail
Call Box Office
also available at:
or call Ticketmaster at:
The Park Inn Hotel
Ask for Grugelfest rates!
Tex Wyndham & his Red Lion Jazz Band ~ Mendenhall, PA
Kerry Price and Friends ~ Metro - Detroit, Michigan
Climax Jazz Band ~ Toronto, Ontario (Canada)
Cakewalkin' Jass Band ~ Toledo, Ohio
with Nicole Heitger, vocalist
Epsilon Jass Band ~ Petoskey, Michigan
with additional attactions:
The Local Girls ~ Athens, Ohio
recalling the harmonies of the Boswell Sisters
Ragtime Piano by Tex Wyndham
Sister Jean, the Ragtime Queen
and the Eagle Jazz Reunion Band