Ragtime to Riches Festival


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We can't do it this year

Posted by Jim Boston on April 16, 2020 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (0)

With too much uncertainty out there regarding the coronavirus pandemic and whether the pandemic can be put under control by early July, we've made the decision to scrap this year's R to R Festival and try again next year.

The main thing, by far, is that people can get and STAY safe.

We want you around next year and beyond...so that you can join in the festival's FUN (among many other things). 

Coronavirus blues

Posted by Jim Boston on March 18, 2020 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Just wanted to let you know that, in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the GPRS "meeting+music" originally scheduled for 3-29-2020 has been moved to 6-28-2020...same time, same venue.

For now, this year's R to R Festival will go on.

Let's hope America's government leaders (especially the ones in Washington, DC) get their act together over the next three months.

And let's ALL hang in there.

Note to scammers

Posted by Jim Boston on October 9, 2019 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Just wanted to let you scammers who attempt to post comments here know that your messages will be deleted.

We want comments that actually have to do with old-time piano.


Options! Options! Options!

Posted by Jim Boston on September 22, 2019 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi, everybody! Hope you're doing fine!

This year's weather has cost GPRS quite a few "meeting+music" opportunities; cost the club several chances to meet in Crescent, IA. (Our first meeting of 2019 didn't take place until April!)

Crescent's Pink Poodle Steakhouse has been great for us, and we'll continue to have meetings there...and continue to kick off the Ragtime to Riches Festival there.

Now, if you know of an Omaha restaurant (or one in Council Bluffs or Bellevue or even La Vista or Papillion) where GPRS can get together on a Sunday without worrying about paying a fee, just let us know.

Thanks for everything!

We'll try again on 10-13-2019

Posted by Jim Boston on September 22, 2019 at 2:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi, everybody.

Just needed to let you know that rainfall not only earlier today, but also this past Thursday, has caused the closing of Interstate 680 from Omaha, NE to Crescent, IA. 

No telling what the rains have done to Crescent's own major streets.

So...this month's GPRS "meeting+music" has been rescheduled to Sunday, 10-13-2019. If that doesn't work out, we'll have it on 10-27-2019.

Until we meet again, take care...all the very best to you! 

To those of you who attended this year's R to R...

Posted by Jim Boston on July 16, 2019 at 12:25 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanks so very much, whether you attended the Pink Poodle's "Tune-Ups Party" or the First Central UCC events. Hope you had a great time!

By the way...the festival took in $130 to give to the Great Plains Ragtime Society.

Can't wait to do this next year! Thanks again!

Something new has been added!

Posted by Jim Boston on April 11, 2019 at 12:35 PM Comments comments (0)

The Pink Poodle Steakhouse will be part of this year's Ragtime to Riches Festival!

On Saturday, 7-13-2019, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, we'll be holding a "tune-up" kind of get-together patterned after the World Championship Old-Time Piano Playing Contest and Festival kickoff event (it takes place the Thursday before Memorial Day).

There's no admission fee for the Pink Poodle's Saturday event...just sit down, enjoy the restaurant's menu items, and listen to old-time piano. (And if you play, too, feel free to jump in!)

We'll see you at the Pink Poodle that Saturday (and then at First Central Congregational UCC that Sunday for the concerts and workshop)!

Flooding in Crescent

Posted by Jim Boston on March 21, 2019 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

This time, flooding in and around Crescent, IA has postponed this year's first GPRS get-together. If circumstances don't allow it to take place on 4-14-2019, the next date will have to be...5-5-2019.

Too many icy spots on the roads

Posted by Jim Boston on March 10, 2019 at 2:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Well...here we go again.

Too many icy spots on the roads here in the Omaha Metro have caused another delay to this year's first GPRS "meeting+music."

The new date: Sunday, 3-24-2019. It'll still start at 2:00 PM and still take place at the Pink Poodle Steakhouse, 633 Old Lincoln Hwy., Crescent, IA 51526.

Keeping my fingers crossed...and I hope you will, too.

Blizzard, blizzard, LEAVE US ALONE!

Posted by Jim Boston on February 23, 2019 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Today's and tonight's blizzard has caused the postponement of what was supposed to be tomorrow's GPRS "meeting+music." It'll be held on Sunday, 3-10-2019...as long as the weather cooperates.

Come on, atmospheric forces...cut us some slack!


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