Twelve years ago on a cold October night, ghostly ragtime tunes wafted from the Sage Saloon on a piano that was tuned for the first time in Shaniko in 1912, the Shaniko Ragtime and Vintage Music Festival was born. October 9-11 is this year’s festival.
Six professional musicians with collective experience in Ragtime and Vintage music since the 1970’s will converge in Shaniko and Madras for a fantastic, foot-tapping time.
Friday, October 9 the event begins with an old silent movie in the restored Shaniko Schoolhouse with live music accompaniment by Keith Taylor, then each performer plays and the day ends with the 7 to 10pm jam session in the Shaniko Stagecoach Station’s Sage Saloon & Trading Post (specialty sodas (non-alcohol) free coffee).
Saturday Noon to 11pm the music takes place in the spacious conference room of the Inn at Cross Keys in Madras, Oregon. Plan a stay over at the beautiful hotel for the weekend and an historic music experience.
The final activity is the all-performer concert on Sunday, October 11 from 2 to 4pm at the Shaniko School. The weekend event is free, with a suggested donation on Sunday of $10 per person.
Call 541-489-3434 for more information or check out the advertisement in this issue. The event is sponsored by the Shaniko Preservation Guild.