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Concert Bookings and Appearance Schedule
for Bill Edwards
2015 Dates
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November 18-21
West Coast Ragtime Festival, Sacramento, CA
Seminar on publishers and performances with
some of the best players in the world.
January 17, 2016
The American Theatre - Silent Films and Ragtime
Our Hospitality with Buster Keaton
January 31, 2016
Northern Virginia Ragtime Society - Solo Concert
Jordan Kitts, Merrifield, VA
May 27-30, 2016
42nd World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing Competition,
Oxford, Mississippi - New Venue - Ole Miss University
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Bill Edwards was previously at these ragtime events (some private events excluded)
2015 Dates
Venue
Link
January 8
The American Theatre - Silent Films
May 21
Spirit of Peoria Riverboat Cruise - 11:00 AM
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing New Rag
Contest, Peoria, IL - 7:00 PM
May 22-24
41st World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing Competition,
Peoria, IL.
June 3-6
Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, Sedalia, MO
Seminar on Improvisation by Composers, Two Concerts
Various Venues; Best Western
July 11-12
Greenfield Village Ragtime Street Fair, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI
Stage performances, silent Films, ragtime cutting contest
2014 Dates
Venue
Link
February 8
Kansas City Ragtime Revelry
Solo Concert - Californos Restaurant, 7:30 PM
February 10-14
Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival Artist in Residence
Sedalia, Missouri, Schools. Daily appearances.
February 15
Scott Joplin House - Solo Concert - 7:30 PM
Saint Louis, Missouri.
April 24-27
Zehnders Ragtime Festival, Frankenmuth, MI, Host Bob Milne
Two or more Concerts. Includes Bill,
Dave Majchrzak, Jeff and Anne Barnhart, and Kerry Price
May 23
Spirit of Peoria Riverboat Cruise - 11:00 AM
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing New Rag
Contest, Peoria, IL - 7:00 PM
May 23-25
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing Competition, Peoria, IL
June 6-10
Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, Sedalia, MO
Seminar on Ragtime Genealogy Research, Two Concerts
Various Venues; Best Western
June 10-12
Blind Boone Ragtime Festival, Columbia, MO
Presentation of Award-Winning New Rag,
Other Stage Appearances
July 12-13
Greenfield Village Ragtime Street Fair, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI
Stage performances, silent Films, ragtime cutting contest
November 16
The American Theatre - Silent Films
2013 Dates
Venue
Link
May 24
Spirit of Peoria Riverboat Cruise - 11:00 AM
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing New Rag
Contest, Peoria, IL - 7:00 PM
May 24-26
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing Competition, Peoria, IL
June 5-9
Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, Sedalia, MO
Seminar on Black and White of Ragtime, Two Concerts
Various Venues; Best Western
July 14-15
Greenfield Village Ragtime Street Fair, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI
Stage performances, silent Films, ragtime cutting contest
July 20-22
Central Pennsylvania Ragtime Festival, Broad Top
Railroad at Rockhill Furnace, PA, Adam Swanson,
Bill Edwards, Bryan Wright, Adam Swanson and Frederick Hodges
October 19-20
Orange County Ragtime Festival, Steamers Cafe
and Other Locations
2012 Dates
Venue
Link
January 13-15
Eau Claire Ragtime Festival
Seminar on Disney and Ragtime, Playing for Buster Keaton silents.
MC for Concerts with Paul Asaro and the St. Louis Stompers
May 25
Spirit of Peoria Riverboat Cruise - 11:00 AM
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing New Rag
Contest, Peoria, IL - 7:00 PM
May 25-27
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing Competition, Peoria, IL
June 6-10
Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, Sedalia, MO
Seminar on Disney and Ragtime, Three Concerts
Various Venues; Best Western
July 14-15
Greenfield Village Ragtime Street Fair, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI
Stage performances, silent Films, ragtime cutting contest
July 20-22
Central Pennsylvania Ragtime Festival, Broad Top
Railroad at Rockhill Furnace, PA, Adam Swanson,
Bill Edwards, Bryan Wright, Adam Swanson and Frederick Hodges
2011 Dates
Venue
Link
January 14-16
Eau Claire Ragtime Festival
Featured Performer playing silent movies, Three concerts with
Martin Spitznagel, Meredith Axelrod and Craig Ventresco
January 30
Franklin Park Arts Center, Loudoun County, VA, Purcellville, VA, 3:00
Silent Films and Ragtime - Buster Keaton in Our Hospitality
February 6
Indiana Classic Ragtime Society - Super Sunday - 2:00 to 4:00
Solo Concert - Johnson Room of Robertson Hall at Butler University
Indianapolis, Indiana
February 25
Franklin Park Arts Center, Loudoun County, VA, Purcellville, VA, 7:30
Silent Films - Now You Tell One, Outbound, Danger Ahead
May 27
Spirit of Peoria Riverboat Cruise - 11:00 AM
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing New Rag
Contest, Peoria, IL - 7:00 PM
May 27-30
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing Competition, Peoria, IL
June 1-5
Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, Sedalia, MO
Seminar on E.T. Paull and Three Concerts including Dual Pianos
with Marty Mincer. Various Venues; Best Western
June 17-19
Central Pennsylvania Ragtime Festival, Broad Top
Railroad at Rockhill Furnace, PA, Adam Swanson,
Bill Edwards, Bryan Wright and Frederick Hodges
July 16-17
Greenfield Village Ragtime Street Fair, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI
Stage performances, silent Films, ragtime cutting contest
August 27
Indianapolis Ragtime/Jazz Festival
Solo Sets
Indianapolis, Indiana
October 15-16
Sheet Music Collectors Association
Seminar on E.T. Paull and performances
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
2010 Dates
Venue
Link
January 8-10
Eau Claire Ragtime Festival
Sheet Music Cover Art Seminar/Other Performances
January 29/30
Eagles and Ivories in Muscatine Iowa - Festival Performances
and Silent Films with Jeff Barnhart, Anne Barnhart,
Danny Coots, Marty Mincer, Bill Edwards
February 20
Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter/Boca Raton
Two Concerts hosted by Bob Milne - 1:00 PM in Jupter/
7:00 PM in Boca Raton
Jupiter - wise.fau.edu
Boca Raton - wise.fau.edu
March 7
Old Town Music Hall, El Segundo, CA, 7:00 PM
Solo Concert
April 21-24
Zehnders Ragtime Festival, Frankenmuth, MI, Host Bob Milne
Two or more Concerts and Movie Night. Includes Bill,
Adam Swanson, Jeff and Anne Barnhart, Kerry Price
and special guest Judy Carmichael
May 28
Spirit of Peoria Riverboat Cruise - 11:00 AM
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing New Rag
Contest, Peoria, IL - 7:00 PM
May 28-31
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing Competition, Peoria, IL
May 31
Scott Joplin House Ragtime Festival, St. Louis, MO - TBD
with Dr. Dave Majchrzak and Friends
June 2-6
Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, Sedalia, MO
Seminar and concerts
Various Venues; Best Western
June 18-20
Central Pennsylvania Ragtime Festival, Broad Top
Railroad at Rockhill Furnace, PA, Adam Swanson,
Bill Edwards, Bryan Wright and Martin Spitznagel
June 25
Franklin Park Arts Center, Loudoun County, VA, Purcellville, VA, 7:30
Silent Films - Lizzies of the Field, West of Hot Dog, One Week.
June 27
The Carolina Ragtime Piano Contest
The Levine Museum, Charlotte, NC, Host Ethan Uslan,
Bill Edwards, Russel Wilson, Martin Spitznagel
July 9
Tom Cunningham Orchestra, Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD
Ballroom/Swing Dancing
July 24-25
Greenfield Village Ragtime Street Fair, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI
Stage performances, silent Films, ragtime cutting contest
August 28
Franklin Park Arts Center, Loudoun County, VA, Purcellville, VA, 7:30
Silent Films - Buster Keaton in Coney Island, The Garage, The Boat
September†19
Franklin Park Arts Center, Loudoun County, VA, Purcellville, VA, 3:00
Silent Films and Ragtime - One A.M., Get Out and Get Under
November†7
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, Leesburg, VA, 4:00 - Seminar and
Silent Films - One Week, Chasing Choos Choos, Lizzies of the Field
November 21
Northern Virginia Ragtime Society, Merrifield, VA - 2:00 PM
Solo concert of ragtime, blues and stride with some new entries.
November 28
Franklin Park Arts Center, Loudoun County, VA, Purcellville, VA, 3:00
Silent Films and Holiday Music - The Rink, The Goat, Cops
December 7
Virginia Tea Party Remembrance of Pearl Harbor,
Patriotic Music. Special Guest Christine O'Donnell
December 31
First Night Celebration, Downtown Warrenton, VA, Tally Ho Theater #1
Two New Years Eve shows with Silent Short, 8:00 and 10:00
2009 Dates
Venue
Link
January 9-11
Eau Claire Ragtime Festival
Honky Tonk Piano of the 1950s Seminar/Other Performances
February 21
Florida Atlantic University, Jupiter/Boca Raton
Two Concerts hosted by Bob Milne - 2:00 PM/7:00 PM
Call University for Details
March 21
United Presbytarian Church of Peoria, IL
The Great Peoria Piano Preview
Adam Swanson, Sue Keller, Bill Edwards and host Ted Lemen
March 22
Apollo Theater, Peoria, IL - Peoria Preview Silent Movie Afternoon
Adam Swanson, Sue Keller, Bill Edwards and host Ted Lemen
Silent Comedies both Old and New
April 22-25
Zehnders Ragtime Festival, Frankenmuth, MI with Host Bob Milne
Two or more Concerts and Movie Night. Includes Bill, Dave Majchrzak,
Jeff and Anne Barnhart, Reginald Robinson, Kerry Price
May 22
Spirit of Peoria Riverboat Cruise - 11:00 AM
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing New Rag Contest
Peoria, IL - 7:00 PM
May 22-25
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing Competition, Peoria, IL
June 3-7
Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, Sedalia, MO
Opening Concert - Ragtime Eating Place; Seminar on
Ragtime in the 1930s; Various Venues; Best Western
June 20-21
Central Pennsylvania Ragtime Festival
Broad Top Railroad at Rockhill Furnace, PA
Adam Swanson, Bill Edwards, Bryan Wright and Martin Spitznagel
July 18-19
Greenfield Village Ragtime Street Fair, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI
Stage performances, silent Films, ragtime cutting contest
July 25
Tom Cunningham Orchestra, Glen Echo Park, Glen Echo, MD
Ballroom/Swing Dancing
August 21
12:45 PM, Savannah Pines, 3900 Pine Lake Road, Lincoln, NE
Silent Films and ragtime.
August 21
3:30 PM, Walnut Grove, 4901 S. 153rd Street, Omaha, NE
Silent Films and ragtime.
August 21
6:15 PM, Maple Ridge, 3625 N. 167th Circle, Omaha, NE
Silent Films and ragtime.
August 22
Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, IA
With Marty Mincer as The All American Ragtime Boys - 5:30 PM
October†17-18
Orange County Ragtime Festival, Fullerton, CA
Feature performances and Saturday Evening Show.
2008 Dates
Venue
Link
February 16
Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton/Jupiter
Two Concerts hosted by Bob Milne
February 23
Sedalia, MO - Scott Joplin Festival Benefit Concert
with Marty Mincer and Adam Swanson
March 15
United Presbytarian Church, Peoria, IL
World Championship Promotional Concert
w/Champions Adam Swanson and Ethan Uslan
March 30
Rose Leaf Ragtime Club, Aztec Hotel Monrovia, CA
March 30
Old Town Music Hall, El Segundo, CA, 7:00 PM
Solo Concert
April 12
Boot City Opry, Terra Haute, IN
Solo Concert w/Silent Film Short
April 18
Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Washington, DC
Solo Performance - Archive Video Available
April 25-27
Zehnders Ragtime Festival, Frankenmuth, MI
Two Concerts and Movie Night
May 4
Kansas City Ragtime Revelry, Kansas City, MO, 7:00 PM
Community Christian Church, 4601 Main Street
with Marty Mincer and Adam Swanson
May 23
Spirit of Peoria Riverboat Cruise - 11:00 AM
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing New Rag Contest, Peoria, IL - 7:00 PM
May 23-26
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing Competition, Peoria, IL
May 26
Scott Joplin House Ragtime Festival, St. Louis, MO - 12:00 PM
with Dr. Dave Majchrzak and Friends
June 4-7
Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, Sedalia, MO
Opening Concert - Around the US; Seminar on
Silent Move Music; Various Venues; Best Western
July 19-20
Greenfield Village Ragtime Street Fair, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI
Stage performances, silent Films, contest judge, Model-T Lunch
July 24
Semi-public performance
7:00 PM, Leisure World, Lansdowne, VA
August 8-9
Ragtime Returns to the Gathering Place: Sidney, IA
Concert series with Marty Mincer and Dr. Dave Majchrzak
August 17
Gospel Music Service, Crossroads United Methodist Church,
Ashburn, VA. - 9:00 AM/11:00 AM
Solo piano and vocal/instrumental ensemble on several old gospel tunes, the inspiring stories behind them, and Biblical correlations and meaning.
October†25-26
Orange County Ragtime Festival, Fullerton, CA
Feature performances and seminar on playing for silent Films.
November 23
Northern Virginia Ragtime Society, Merrifield, VA - 2:00 PM
Solo concert of ragtime old and new.
December 7
John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
A Ragtime Christmas Show - Theater Lab
December 28
Rose Leaf Ragtime Club, Aztec Hotel, Monrovia, CA
December 31
First Night Celebration, Downtown Leesburg, VA, Tally Ho Theater #1
Four New Years Eve shows with Silent Short, 7, 8, 9, 10
2007 Dates
Venue
Link
January 12-14
Eau Claire Ragtime Festival
Various Performances/Silent Films
April 20-22
Zehnders Ragtime Festival, Frankenmuth, MI
Two Concerts and Movie Night
May 25
Spirit of Peoria Riverboat Cruise - 11:00 AM
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing New Rag Contest, Peoria, IL - 7:00 PM
May 25-28
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing Competition, Peoria, IL
May 28
Scott Joplin House Ragtime Festival, St. Louis, MO - 12:00 PM
May 30-
June 3
Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival, Sedalia, MO
Opening Concert, Seminar on Sheet Music Cover Art,
Legacy of Ragtime Concert, Various Venues, Best Western
June 3-4
Blind Boone Ragtime Festival, Columbia, MO
June 9
Takoma Park Jazz Festival, Takoma Park, MD
July 7
Hot Piano Society of New York, Coney Island, NY
July 21
Greenfield Village Ragtime Street Fair, The Henry Ford, Dearborn, MI
Winner of piano cutting contest. Back again as guest artist in 2008.
August 17-18
Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, IA
With Marty Mincer as The All American Ragtime Boys
Also, Calliope at various times throughout the weekend.
October 11
Loudoun Caregivers Fundraiser, Lansdowne, VA
7:30 PM Wine Tasting/Jazz Piano w/Vocalist
October 12-14
Grand International Ragtime/Jasstime Festival, Alexandria Bay, NY
October 20-21
Orange County Ragtime Festival, Fullerton, CA
Seminar on Ragtime Birthing the Music Industry
October 27
Semi-public performance
7:00 PM, Leisure World, Lansdowne, VA
November 15-18
West Coast Ragtime Festival, Sacramento, CA
(In attendance and open piano)
December 9
Scott Joplin House, St. Louis, MO
Afternoon Concert and Ragtime Christmas fare
December 31
First Night Celebration, Downtown Warrenton, VA
Three shows New Years Eve at St. James Episcopal Parish Hall.

Bill Edwards regularly performs Ragtime and Jazz at Festivals and all manner of shows across the US and Canada. He is often available at non-festival times with a bit of advance booking, is easy to work with provides some of the publicity material AND publicity, and has many top-notch references.

Bill can be available for the following types of events or a combination thereof both in the US and abroad:

  • Festival appearances and seminars
  • Ragtime Concerts in Auditoriums or Town Hall Venues
  • Private Parties and Home Concerts
  • Industrials Such as Company Parties Complete With Tailored Content
  • Educational Institutions from Elementary to University
  • Television/Radio Appearances
  • Film Scores in a Variety of Genres, As Well As Performances
  • Silent Film Accompaniments

Shows and Seminars can also be tailored, if desired, to some of the following:

  • Ragtime Era Composers
  • Ragtime Era Publishers
  • Ragtime Era Performers
  • Ragtime Styles
  • Classical Music in Ragtime
  • Early Traditional and non-Traditional Jazz
  • Ragtime and the Begining of the Music Industry as an Industry
  • Sheet Music Cover Artists and Art
  • Sheet Music Collection and Preservation
  • Ragtime Piano of the 1930s and 1950s
  • Ragtime in 20th and 21st Century Popular Culture
  • Honky-Tonk Piano of the 1950s
  • Giving Musical Voice to Silent Films
  • Geneology and Ragtime Research

Stage shows include a variety of elements including some audience participation, multiple styles of ragtime piano rags and songs, the occasional classical or pop interlude, comedy and family-friendly humor, silent film shorts if a screen is available, and a satisfied and happy audience at the end of the performance. Needs are also minimal. A piano and/or sound can be provided in certain situations for extra, but otherwise just a piano (or two), sound, screen for A/V elements and Films, and an audience.

Seminars and Workshops can be incorporated into personal appearances which can also include visits to schools relating the importance of ragtime as the first truly American Music evolved into the musical styles heard today. Needs for those are also minimal, as above. References from those who have seen presentations are readily avilable.

As an Added Bonus, you can also get an evening of two piano action when Marty Mincer joins forces with Bill and they become The All American Ragtime Boys. A drummer and tuba player can also be added for an even more exciting show, if that seems possible.

The All American Ragtime Boys in Philipsburg, Kansas
Bill and Marty in Philipsburg, Kansas in October 2006


With very little coaxing, Bill can also be available for your special event or an engaging concert appearance in your town. For more information on any of the shows you may view or download Billís Ragtime Show Information Packet from the buttons below the form. You may also e-mail him any time at . You may also use the form below to receive more information on how to make this event possible. Please remember that a correct and working email address is important because if it is incorrect this will just serve to frustrate all parties because communication is not possible. We don't believe in SPAM (although Santa and Disney are still at the top of our list) and refuse to engage in it, so post with confidence.


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Bill Edwards has appeared one or more times in the following venues:
Scott Joplin Festival, Sedalia, MO
Scott Joplin Foundation Artist in Residence, Sedalia, MO
World Championship of Old-Time Piano Playing, Peoria, IL
Eau Claire Ragtime Festival, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Grand International Ragtime/Jasstime, Alexandria Bay, NY
Eagles and Ivories, Muscatine, IA
Kennedy Center, Washington, DC
Carthage Ragtime Festival, Carthage, MO
Hot Piano Society of New York, Brooklyn, NY
New Oxford Ragtime Festival, New Oxford, PA
Diamond Belle Saloon, Strater Hotel, Durango, CO
The Fish Market/Il Porto, Alexandria, VA
Northwest University, Maryville, MO
Arts Festival, New York Mills, MN
Harley Owner's Group (H.O.G.) National Rally
Disneyland, Anaheim, CA
Radio Enthusiasts of Puget Sound, Seattle, WA
Red Onion Saloon, Skagway, Alaska
Zehnders Ragtime Festival, Frankenmuth, MI
West Coast Ragtime Festival, Sacramento, CA
Northern Virginia Ragtime Society, Falls Church, VA
Rose Leaf Classic Ragtime Society, Monrovia, CA
Central Pennsylvania Ragtime Festival, East Broad Top, PA
Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, IA
Carolina Ragtime Contest, Charlotte, NC
Scott Joplin House, St. Louis, MO
Maple Leaf Club/Old Town Music Hall, El Segundo, CA
Greenfield Village Ragtime Street Fair, Dearborn, MI
Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO
Annual Ragtime Bash, Toronto, Ontario
Missouri State Fairgrounds Arena, Sedalia, MO
Potomac River Jazz Club Festival, Arlington, VA
Educational Broadcasts to Europe/South America
The Ragtime Machine with David Reffkin on KUSF
Jack Rummel's Ragtime America on KGNU
Syncopation Station with Vann Ford on KDHX
Plus numerous concert appearances in towns and cities across the United States.




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For Me and My Gal Meet Me In St. Louis
In the Good Old Summertime Take Me Out to the Ball Game
The Jolson Story Jolson Sings Again
Cheaper by the Dozen San Francisco
Somewhere in Time Titanic (1953)
The Other Pretty Baby
42nd Street Reds
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Cheyenne Social Club The Shootist
How To Dance Through Time - Dances of the Ragtime Era

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