I made my way to Downtown Sedalia to check out the free venues for the 2015 Scott Joplin Festival and enjoyed catching up with some familiar faces and seeing the people who came from afar to enjoy the shows.

The weather did cause a little of a disturbance and moved the events in the Maple Leaf Venue at Main and Ohio to the Liberty Center, but everything else has been going well.

The Scott Joplin Festival continues until Saturday, with tickets still available for the paid shows and plenty of seats for the free venues.