The year 2012 marked the twenty-fifth, and final, year of Ragtime in Randall.
In 2013 we are introducing the “Academy for the Arts” festival.

During the 2012 festival, we:
  • Remembered Robert “Bob” McNutt, our founder
  • Honored Iowa ragtime artist Robert Lien, the only musician to have played at every festival
  • Remembered Nan Bostick, who was our first guest artist, in 2000. She was to return to Randall for the sixth time, but lost her battle with lung cancer in April 2012.

2012 Festival Program

  • Early 1900 Dress (optional)

Friday, October 5, 2012

4 p.m.
Doors Open
Welcome and Register
5 p.m.
Kick Off Celebration
Paying Tribute to Bob McNutt
Honoring Bob Lien
Remembering Nan Bostick
7 p.m.
Ragtime Dancing with Rod & Tricia Biensen

Ragtime Jammin’ when it begins til it ends!

Bob McNutt's Original Studio - FB timeline photoThe piano studio of Bob McNutt, founder of Ragtime in Randall.
From left: Marcie Osmundson, Ellis Anderson, Joel Yusta, Bob McNutt, and Bobby McNutt.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


Guest Artist Reginald R. Robinson
Master of Ceremonies Bill Stowe, Des Moines, Iowa
Visual Artist in Residence Hannah Tjarks, Ellsworth, Iowa
Reginald R. Robinson400Reginald R. Robinson has won a MacArthur Award for innovation in ragtime.

9 a.m.
“How Ragtime Came Back to Life”
presented by Bob Lien & Roger Berger
10 a.m.
Reginald R. Robinson
Returning Artists Jam Session

Refreshments available for purchase.
2 p.m.
Young Artists
Reginald R. Robinson Masterclass

Premiere of a New Ragtime Composition by Paul Hertz
3:30 p.m.
”Experience Eleanor Roosevelt”
performed by Jane Cox
5 p.m.
Ragtime Supper
6 p.m.
Reginald R. Robinson
8 p.m.
Ragtime Jam Session

Ragtime Jammin’ when it begins til it ends!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

10 a.m.
Community Church Service - Tina Haase Findlay
Our Ragtime LienNan Bostick’s 2011 composition “Our Ragtime Lien”, dedicated to Bob Lien.

Ragtime Brunch
1 p.m.
Remembering Bob McNutt - McNutt Family
Brick Walk
2 p.m.
Returning Artists Jam Session
3 p.m.
Reginald R. Robinson
4 p.m.
Grand Finale Concert

Ragtime Jammin’ when it begins til it ends!

Ragtime in Randall will be in the Randall Gym, 3rd & School Streets, Randall, IA 50231.

All events are free and open to the public, and are funded through free will offerings and donations.