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 101 N Summit St ~ Toledo, Ohio  43604

   GRUGELFEST 2014 will be held the weekend of September 12-14 at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, 101 N Summit Street in downtown Toledo.  Five traditional New Orleans Jazz Bands, plus World-Class jazz piano players, will be featured on 2 stages (the hotel Ballroom and Lounge) over four sessions: Friday night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night, and Sunday.   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. 


   A Pre-Festival party will be held on Thursday night (September 11)  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) featuring The North Side Jazz Band.  Everyone attending the GRUGELFEST will be encouraged to attend, and a free shuttle from the hotel will be provided.  A chicken barbeque dinner will be held after the service, with music provided by Bob Seeley.   


   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!

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Columbus, Ohio


419 241-  3000


(Do not use the 800 number)


Ask for Grugelfest rates!

Grand Rapids, Michigan

North Side Jazz Band

Pittsburgh , Pennsylvania



Call: 419 321- 5007


also available at:




or call Ticketmaster at:  800 745-3000

plus special guests:

Duke Heitger, trumpet

Bob Seeley, boogie woogie piano

Sister Jean, the Ragtime Queen

For reservations call:

Contact Us:


GRUGELFEST  c/o Ragtime Rick

P.O. Box 1071

Toledo, OH   43697




Profits from the GRUGELFEST will benefit the  Children’s Dyslexia Center - NWO  (formerly the 32° Masonic Learning


Center for Children).   It is a Scottish Rite charity which teaches children with dyslexia how to read, at no cost to the student.


Diane McCreery, Director  419 270-0663

Toledo, Ohio


Text Box: The Ralph Grugel Memorial Jazz Festival  ~  Toledo, Ohio

Friday - Sunday    ~    September  12 -  13 -  14