Traditional Music Festival

George Portz Traditional Music Festival

7th Annual Traditional Music Festival

September 21 & 22, 2019
Saturday 2 to 7 p.m. and Sunday Noon to 6 p.m.

West City Park
2221 Sunshine Drive
Festus, MO 63028

Join Us!

Come enjoy the Annual Festus, Missouri Traditional Music Festival with emcee George Portz (National Open Fiddle Champion). Great food and drinks will be available during the festival along with a huge craft show on both days. This event is sponsored by The Festus Missouri Parks and Recreation Board.


  • Eric Thompson (Bluegrass Harmonica Champion from Ironton, MO
  • Frank Ray (WSM Grand Ole Opry from Nashville, TN)
  • Jole' Blon & Cajun Aces (Accordion Extraordinaire)
  • Lit'l Miss Country - Ruby Pearson
  • National "Open" Fiddle Champion George Portz & His "Friends of Bluegrass" Band
  • The Bronx Boys Celtic Band (Dogtown Irish Music)
  • The Howling Brothers (Nashville, TN)
  • Thunder & Lightning Cloggers (Champion Clogging Team
  • Worthington Family (Family Bluegrass - Gospel Band)

Sunday Featuring...

  • Fiddlers Frolic (Midwest's Finest Fiddlers)
  • Matt McElroy (Illinois State Harmonica Champion
  • National "Open" Fiddle Champion George Portz & His "Friends of Bluegrass" Band
  • O'Falolain Irish Dance Troupe
  • Punches Family (Bluegrass Gospel)
  • Sean Flannigan (Scottish Bagpiper - Noon)
  • Southside Creole Playboys (Louisiana Cajun Dance Music)
  • The Baker Family Bluegrass Band (Fantastic "Up & Coming" Bluegrass)
  • The Howling Brothers (Nashville, TN)

Craft Show Both Days

Craft Application Form

  • Emcee: George Portz
  • Great Food and Drink provided by Festus American Legion
  • Sponsored by the City of Festus Parks Department and Festus Tourism Committee


George Portz
105 South High Street
Shiloh, IL 62269
Phone: 618-632-1384
Email George Portz



Primitive tent camping and RVs allowed starting Friday at 5 p.m. No hook-ups available. $10/Night

Camping Application


Admission is $8 per person and children are $3.50 each day.  "Free Parking"


  • Comfort Inn: 636-937-2888 (Host Motel $64.99)
  • Holiday Inn Express: 636-937-7100
  • La Quinta: 636-638-1600
  • Quality Inn: 636-937-0700

Featured Bands

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