Text Box: park inn by Radisson

101 N Summit Street

Toledo, Ohio  43604

   GRUGELFEST 2015 will be held the weekend of September 11-13 at the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel, 101 N Summit Street in downtown Toledo.  Named for the late Ralph Grugel, leader of Cleveland’s Eagle Jazz Band, GRUGELFEST has replaced the annual Fall Dixieland Festival produced for more than 20 years by the EARLYJAS Club of Northeast Ohio. Traditional New Orleans Jazz Bands plus World-Class ragtime piano players and singers will be featured during 4 sessions: Friday night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night, and Sunday.  


   A Pre-Festival party will be held on Thursday night (September 10)  at  YE OLDE DURTY BIRD . . . Downtown Toledo’s Gastropub (just around the corner from the Park Inn Hotel) with music by Ragtime Rick and the Chefs of Dixieland, for those who can’t wait for the party to begin.


   On Sunday morning, a Dixieland Worship Service will be held at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1853 South Avenue (just 3.5 miles from the Park Inn hotel).  Everyone attending GRUGELFEST 2015 is encouraged to attend, and a free shuttle from the hotel will be provided.  After the service, a chicken barbeque dinner will be held. 


   Tickets are on sale at the Huntington Center Box Office (419 321-5007) and at www.ticketmaster.com.  To reserve a room, call the Park Inn by Radisson Hotel at 419 241-3000 (do not use the 800 number).  Be sure to ask for GRUGELFEST rates!





Contact Us:


GRUGELFEST  c/o Ragtime Rick

P.O. Box 1071

Toledo, OH   43697







Profits from the GRUGELFEST will benefit the Dyslexia Education Training Center of Northwest Ohio

(formerly the 32° Masonic Learning Center for Children).

It is an organization which teaches children with dyslexia how to read.

Pam Croson, Director  419 893-2966

Text Box:  Featuring an Outstanding Line-up of Hot Jazz Bands:
Text Box: The Ralph Grugel Memorial Jazz Festival

Grugelfest 2015

Text Box: Friday - Saturday - Sunday  ~  September  11 -  12 -  13  ~  Toledo, Ohio

Call Box Office

for Tickets:


419 321-5007


also available at:




or call Ticketmaster at: 

800 745-3000








The Park Inn Hotel




419 241-3000


Ask for Grugelfest rates!

Tex Wyndham & his Red Lion Jazz Band  ~   Mendenhall, PA


    Kerry Price and Friends  ~  Metro - Detroit, Michigan


Climax Jazz Band  ~  Toronto, Ontario  (Canada)


Cakewalkin' Jass Band  ~ Toledo, Ohio

with Nicole Heitger, vocalist


 Epsilon Jass Band  ~  Petoskey, Michigan


with additional attactions:


The Local Girls ~  Athens, Ohio

recalling the harmonies of the Boswell Sisters


Ragtime Piano by Tex Wyndham


Sister Jean, the Ragtime Queen

and the Eagle Jazz Reunion Band