Fans of hot jazz, ragtime, Dixieland jazz, and more will want to slide over to the festival of sliding scales, The Ralph Grugel Memorial Jazz Festival: Grugelfest 2015. This tribute and memorial festival to Ralph Grugel (1932-2005), the “Cleveland Jazz Father,” will take over Downtown Toledo for a weekend of jazz, fun, jam sessions, five great bands, and plenty of out of town visitors, who flock have festival of high-quality musicianship for well over 20 years, which has been run taken over by local legend,
“Ragtime Rick” Raffing since 2011. Profits will benefit the Dyslexia Education Training Center of Northwest Ohio. The Park Inn is the festival’s official hotel, with Grugelfest rates available.
$160/VIP tickets, $130/general admission for the weekend, $45/per each session, out of 4
Friday, September 11-Sunday, September 13
Park Inn by Radisson, 101 N. Summit St.
419-321-5007 | grugelfest.com