The 2016 Festival featured Paolo Alderighi, Tom Hook, Reginald Robinson, Roseangela Sebba, and Stephanie Trick, with Jeff Barnhart as Artistic Director.
The 2015 Festival featured Richard Dowling, Ivory&Gold®, Scott Kirby, and Dave Majchrzak, with Jeff Barnhart as Artistic Director.
The 2014 Festival featured Mimi Blais, Martin Spitznagel, Virginia Tichenor, and Stephanie Trick, with Jeff Barnhart as Artistic Director.
The 2013 Festival featured Jeff Barnhart, Frederick Hodges, Brian Holland, and Sonny Leyland.
The 2012 Festival featured Brian Holland, Jeff Barnhart, Sonny Leyland, Martin Spitznagel, and David Jasen.
The 2011 Festival featured Jim Hession, Frederick Hodges, Brian Holland, Sue Keller, and David Jasen.
2010's Festival featured Frederick Hodges, David Jasen, Sonny Leyland, Adam Swanson, and Terry Waldo.
The Festival was renamed the Ragtime Jazz Festival, and featured Mimi Blais, Brian Holland, Sonny Leyland, Butch Thompson, and David Jasen.
The 2008 Festival featured Mimi Blais, Marty Eggers, Frederick Hodges, Brian Holland, David Jasen, David Reffkin, Bob Seeley, and Virginia Tichenor.
In 2007, the concert series was expanded and renamed as the Charles Templeton Ragtime Music Festival. This first concert featured Jeff Barnhart, Mimi Blais, Neville Dickie, Tracy Doyle, David Jasen, Sue Keller, David Reffkin, Virginia Tichenor, and Richard Zimmerman.
Prior to 2006, the Festival was called "In Ragged Time: An Encounter with American Ragtime Music." This three-part series featured pianist Richard Zimmerman and the Etcetera String Band, and was presented by the Mississippi State University Television Center in cooperation with The Department of Music Education and The Templeton Museum.