10th Annual Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival
3rd Annual Ragtime Institute
Boulder, Colorado
Festival: July 18-22, 2002
Institute: July 22-24, 2002

This was our Best Year EVER!!  Thanks to everyone who helped make this a great success!


We are pleased to announce the triumphant return of the Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival and Institute!

Description of events

Reaffirming our commitment to quality and diverse programming, the 2002 Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival will again be held at Boulder's Unity Church, one of the finest concert venues anywhere, with performances in the great hall upstairs and symposia and workshops in the lecture hall downstairs. You'll find everything you need, including the Ragtime Store, under one roof!

The 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival will host the following concerts and events:

Plus...downstairs in the lecture hall at Unity Church there will be a historical presentation by Trebor Tichenor, a Creole Rhythm Workshop by Frank French, a program on Ragtime and Marching Bands by George Foreman, and another of our popular Ragtime Orientations from the faculty of the Ragtime Institute.



Main venue: Boulder's Unity Church at 2855 Folsom (SW corner of Folsom and Valmont, click here for directions).

Official hotel and location of the afterburner: Ramada Inn at 800 28th Street (north of Baseline off of 28th Street service road, click here for directions).

Monday night concert: Chris Finger Pianos, 101 2nd Avenue in Niwot, Colorado (a few miles outside of Boulder, click here for directions).

Institute venue: Imig Music Building at the College of Music on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder.

Hotel information

The after-hours festivities, as well as the Ragtime brunch, will be held at the Ramada Inn. The Rocky Mountain Festival is pleased to announce a special group rate for rooms at the Ramada Inn during the Festival. We endorse the following:

     Ramada Inn - Boulder      303-443-3322
     800 28th Street      1-800-542-0304
     Boulder, CO 80303      Fax: 303-443-0397

Rates are single/double - $89 (each additional person - $6). Reservations must be made prior to June 1, 2002 to ensure this group rate. Ask for the "Rocky Mountain Ragtime Rate."

Other nearby hotels include:

Best Western Boulder Inn (next door to the Ramada Inn)
Super 8 Motel Boulder (very close to Ramada)

A call to the Boulder Chamber of Commerce will bring you a more complete list of accommodations: 303-442-1044. Remember, Boulder is an extremely attractive tourist destination in July, so advance reservations at any hotel or motel are a must!

Ticket order form

Here's a description of the various types of packages you can purchase for the festival:

Festival Package The Festival Package is our best bargain, and will admit you to all festival events except the Sunday Ragtime Brunch and the Ragtime Institute. (The Institute is a separate event from the Festival.)
All-Day/Evening Package An All-Day/Evening Package will admit you to all daytime and evening events on friday or Saturday. Tickets are also available for just the daytime events, or just the evening concerts. (See the ticket order form.)
Sunday Ragtime Brunch This event will include a brunch buffet and lots of music in an intimate atmosphere. It sells out every year, so get your tickets early! (This event is not part of the Festival Package.)

A ticket order form can be found here. Fill it out and mail or fax it to:

Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival
P.O. Box 96
Niwot, CO 80544
fax: 303-652-8221

Ragtime Institute

The Third Annual Ragtime Institute is sponsored jointly by the Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival and the American Music Research Center. It will be held Monday-Wednesday, July 22-24, 2002 at the Imig Music Building, College of Music, on the University of Colorado campus in Boulder.

Classes, lessons, and lectures on ragtime music are designed to help younger musicians establish a foothold in the art, as well as to help more experienced performers broaden their knowledge and background in the medium. (It is also possible to simply "observe" the Institute sessions, for a reduced fee, without participating, and learn a lot about playing ragtime.) Classes and lectures will cover topics such as form, style, and performance practice. Resources from the College of Music's American Research Center will be available, and techniques for research will be presented. Institute instructors include Frank French, William Kearns, Scott Kirby, and David Thomas Roberts.

To receive a registration form, please send inquiries to the address below. Address any questions to Scott Kirby, the Institute Director, at (208) 263-6867.

How to contact us

For more information about the Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival, or to have your name added to our mailing list:
Rocky Mountain Ragtime Festival
P.O. Box 96
Niwot, CO 80544

Information updated September 18, 2002