Sedalia is very familiar with the sounds of Ragtime Music. After all, we've had the Scott Joplin Festival every year and there are so many reminders of it all over town, you might actually see something about it every day. It gets easy to take it for granted. But then, all you need is a stirring performance... and your appreciation can get refreshed.
The Scott Joplin Festival is in full swing throughout Sedalia this week. Ragtime performers Will Perkins and Frank Livolsi took time away from the crowds to visit the summer program of the Boys and Girls Club of West Central Missouri.
Sedalia is known for having a lot of music with the Pepsi Grandstand and Bud Tent at the Missouri State Fairgrounds, events like the Lions Club Blues, BBQ, and Cruise last weekend, plus the music at various venues during the year. This week one of the more unique festivals of Sedalia takes place with the Scott Joplin Ragtime Festival. For those unaware, Scott Joplin was from Sedalia and wrote num