Traditional Music Festival

George Portz Traditional Music Festival

7th Annual Traditional Music Festival

September 21 & 22, 2019
Saturday 2 to 6 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 & Cedar Hill Grass (WSM Grand Ole Opry from Nashville, TN)
  • Keepin' It Reel Irish Band (Dog Town Irish Music)
  • Lit'l Miss Country - Ruby Pearson
  • Matt McElroy (Illinois State Harmonica Champion
  • National "Open" Fiddle Champion George Portz & His "Friends of Bluegrass" Band
  • Silver Creek Bluegrass (Mid America Bluegrass)
  • The Howling Brothers (Nashville, TN)
  • Thunder & Lightning Cloggers (Champion Clogging Team

Sunday Featuring...

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

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 for the entire weekend.

Camping Application


Admission is $8 per person each day and children 10 and under are free.


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

Featured Bands

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