Traditional Music Festival - CANCELLED

George Portz Traditional Music Festival

8th Annual Traditional Music Festival

September 26 & 27, 2020
Saturday & Sunday Noon to 6 p.m.

Larry G. Crites Memorial Park (formerly West City Park)
2221 Sunshine Drive
Festus, MO 63028

Festival is located at Crites Park 1 mile off Interstate 55 (follow signs)

Social distancing guidelines will be observed at this event

 (Masks are optional)

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)
  • Keepin' It Reel Celtic Band (Dogtown Irish Music)
  • Lit'l Miss Country - Ruby Pearson
  • Mississippi Mudpuppies (Cajungrass)
  • National "Open" Fiddle Champion George Portz & His "Friends of Bluegrass" Band
  • The Howling Brothers (Nashville, TN)
  • Thunder & Lightning Cloggers (Champion Clogging Team)

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 (Award Winning 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/Night

Camping Application


Admission is $8 per person per day.  Children 10 and under are free.  "Free Parking"


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

Featured Bands

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