2021 Charles H. Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival

Friday, March 26, and Saturday, March 27

Watch the 2021 Festival FREE on MSTV (available to CSpire Fiber and MaxxSouth Broadband customers), Facebook, and YouTube!

All events stream live at 7pm. See the schedule for details.

Support the Festival

You can help us provide exemplary collections, facilities, and programming like the Charles H. Templeton Ragtime and Jazz Festival! Please consider making unrestricted donations to the University Libraries.

Featuring bespoke video performances from

and selected highlights from Festivals past

The Charles Templeton Ragtime Jazz 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 the MSU Library and introducing people to the sounds of Ragtime being performed by world-renowned ragtime musicians.

The festival is comprised of a blend of major concerts, mini-concerts, seminars and tours of the Music Museum. Seminars are held in Mitchell Memorial Library and major concerts are held at the McComas Hall Auditorium on the MSU Campus.

Next Festival: March 24-26, 2022

Save the date!

We hope we will be able to hold the Festival in person in 2022.