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This should be your entry point for ragtime on the internet! The WCRS site has extensive links to other ragtime sites and maintains a current calendar of ragtime events.  In addition, they present their annual West Coast Ragtime Festival in Sacramento each November. They also list ragtime performers and vendors of ragtime recordings, folios, and books.
The Scott Joplin International Ragtime Foundation is a non-profit organization whose mission is to promote an understanding and appreciation of Joplin's contribution to ragtime music, along with the historic importance connected with Sedalia, Missouri. The Foundation produces the popular and long-running Scott Joplin Festival each year in Sedalia.
This is the ragtime society of our neighboring flatlanders. Visit their website for directions and additional information. Normally meets the last Sunday of each month (no meetings in May and November) from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. There is no charge for admission or membership. They publish a monthly newsletter with events calendar for a $16 annual subscription fee.
Sutter Creek is no longer the only old Western town to host a ragtime festival. The Durango Ragtime & Early Jazz Festival is a new event held in March based in the historic Strater Hotel in Durango, Colorado. For three days, the hotel will be filled with the sounds of old ragtime tunes and the beginning of early jazz entertainment by an assorted group of the best ragtime entertainers in the world &mdash' from young to seasoned and spirited to swanky. Festival goers will also enjoy informative and fun education sessions given by the entertainers, dance lessons, silent movies accompanied by live ragtime music, dueling pianos, after-hours parties, food and festivities, and more, including a Farewell Sunday Brunch in the Diamond Belle Saloon.
The Charles Templeton Ragtime/Jazz Festival is held every March on the Mississippi State University campus. Sponsored by the University Library and the Charles Templeton Sr Music Museum, the festival serves as a means of enhancing research in the area of ragtime music, and introducing people to the sounds of ragtime being performed by world-renowned ragtime musicians. The festival features a blend of concerts, seminars and tours of the museum. The university also maintains a sheet music digital archive which contains a large amount of ragtime music that you can download for free.

The Bitterroot Valley Ragtime Society meets the first Saturday of each month, 4-6 p.m. at the Hamilton Pub in Victor, Montana. For further information, please call (406) 961-3245 or Email GLTiernan@aol.com.

Visit the Sutter Creek Business & Professional Association site which provides additional history, dining, shopping, lodging information and a Calendar of Events in the Sutter Creek area. 

Tribute To Pete Clute This tribute to jazz and ragtime legend Pete Clute who was an original member of the Mother Lode Ragtime Society was written by Nan Bostick. Click here.
More and more ragtime performers have albums available on CDBaby. Do a search for "ragtime" or the name of a performer. In many cases, you can purchase invidiual tracks for download as well as entire albums.
Check out Yosemite Music and Art at http://www.yosemitemusic.com for further information on Tom Bopp's recordings, performance schedule, and biographical information.

For those whose interest extends into the realm of jazz, the Inland Empire Jazz site contains comprehensive listings of recordings, performance venues and festivals all over the world.
This site (http://www.ragtimemusic.com) provides an extensive free collection of ragtime, march, and waltz midi files and also provides links to other ragtime midi sites. 
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