Celebrating America's
Musical Heritage


10th Annual Ragtime Extravaganza and Fireworks Grand Finale!

Jul 09, 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Saturday, July 9 at the PlaneWave Instruments Campus at 1375 N. Main St in Adrian, Michigan.
And what a show it’s going to be!

Our 10th Extravaganza celebrates 20 years of performing and preserving ragtime and highlights our future home, Haviland Hall and the PlaneWave Instruments arts and technology campus. To encourage everyone to come out and see our new digs, we’re presenting this show FREE OF CHARGE! We’ll be under the large PlaneWave gazebo and will have large tents for audience seating, so the event is happening rain or shine.

This year’s Extravaganza has something for the whole family. Starting at 6PM, kids can try string, wind and percussion instruments in our instrument petting zoo. We’ll also have a bounce house and children’s games on the beautiful campus lawn.

You can feed both your musical soul and your gastronomical appetite, as the El Chapulin food truck will be on hand serving delicious Mexican food. Joining them is the Tecumseh Brewing Company beer van, with 6 taps of locally brewed suds!

The Adrian Center for the Arts, our neighbors on the PlaneWave campus, will have studios open and demonstrations for Extravaganza attendees, and will present the interactive art project, “Ties that Bind,” which has participants decorate masks with images that represent ways they have coped through the COVID pandemic. The masks will be strung throughout the campus. The Sam Beauford Woodworking Institute will be presenting a free guitar making demonstration, beginning at 6PM.

The local Tejano and Conjunto band, Los Hermanos Villegas opens the show at 7PM. Like ragtime, Tejano and Conjunto music assimilates music of different cultures into an exciting new musical form.

The River Raisin Ragtime Revue has put together a special program that includes new music composed to commemorate the Haviland Hall renovation project, works from Michigan ragtime composers (including ragtime-era Lenawee County and Jackson composers!), and exciting ragtime and early jazz standards.

There will be a fireworks grand finale at the end of the festivities. Special thanks to Auto Owners and the Tecumseh and Adrian Insurance Agencies for sponsoring the fireworks.

This will be our first full orchestra performance at our new home. Please put us on your calendars and join us for this special celebration!

Park in the Jackson College/LISD parking lots across the street and take the free shuttle to the campus pavillion. There will be 400 seats available, but in case the crowd exceeds this number, do feel free to bring your own lawn chairs and blankets.

This concert is made possible with support from the Michigan Arts and Culture Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Elizabeth Ruthruff Wilson Foundation.

Planewave Instruments, Adrian Michigan

Old Car Festival

Sep 10, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The River Raisin Ragtime Revue will perform on September 10, 2022 from 7pm to 9pm at the Old Car Festival, held at Greenfield Village in Dearborn, Michigan. See The Henry Ford website for further information.

Greenfield Village, Dearborn MI

Community Kaleidoscope Concert Series

Sep 20, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

R4 concert at the Silver Maples Retirement Community, 100 Silver Maples Drive, Chelsea, MI 48118.

Silver Maples Retirement Community, Chelsea Michigan

Angels Flight – on the R4 YouTube Channel Beginning January 7

Dec 31, 2022 @ 12:00 am

John Reed-Torres’ piano composition Angels Flight, arranged for orchestra by William Hayes, will be available on the R4 YouTube channel beginning on Friday, January 7, at 9:45am ET. The video features an interview with Mr. Torres. Open the links below for:

Interview and performance
Performance only