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Posted by Jack on August 25, 2015 at 9:05 PM Comments comments (0)

The Ragtime Willi Band will head off on a two-county tour this weekend, starting at Chef Joe's Porch Restaurant in Myerstown this Friday evening. As always, there'll be tons of tunes from 8-11 p.m., and lots of food, specially prepared by Chef Joe & Co. And drinks, of course. And have we mentioned there's no cover, no minimum? All the more money to spend on food and drink. Check out the menu and more at www.porchrestaurant.com.

Then on Saturday night we'll be back at Prudhomme's Los...

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Ragtime Willi Band hat trick

Posted by Jack on August 24, 2013 at 9:20 PM Comments comments (0)

‏ 8/19/13

Yep, you read right, it's a Ragtime Willi Band hat trick this weekend, starting with our first-ever show at the Conestoga Restaurant in Lancaster this Thursday evening. If you haven't been to the Conestoga, you owe it to yourself. Great food and great atmosphere, including a deck to die for, which is where we'll be playing, right along the Conestoga River. Music starts at 6 and goes until 9. No cover, no minimum. Details: www.conestogarestaurant.com. 

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Ragtime Willi Band at Lititz Farmers Market, Moon Dancer Winery

Posted by Jack on October 11, 2012 at 1:30 PM Comments comments (0)

Just when you thought The Ragtime Willi Band was going to give you a rest, we're right back at it, taking the stage twice this coming weekend: On Saturday, we'll be up bright and early to help put the Downtown Lititz Farmers Market to bed. Yep, this is LFM's last market day of the year, so you don't want to miss it - or us. We'll be playing to passersby as they stock up on all manner of fruits and vegetables - Saturday is Apple Day at the market - for the long winter to come. The ma...

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Posted by Jack on September 26, 2012 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

We're offering you a double shot of The Ragtime Willi Band this weekend, on opposite ends of our playing turf. This Friday evening we'll take the stage at the Farmers Hope Inn in Manheim, home of great grub, a terrific beer selection and - if you believe in ghosts - ghosts. So let the spirit move you and head out for dinner, drink, dancing or all three. There's no cover charge, so you get all the funky-folk music you want for FREE! And for the full story on ...

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Posted by Jack on June 19, 2012 at 1:15 PM Comments comments (0)


Ragtime Willi Band is a three-piece funky folk band. Originally formed in 1977 and reunited several years ago by members Chris Zaffary on mandolin, guitar and vocals, Jack Roberts on bass and vocals, and Jim Penta on harmonica and percussion.


The Band's musical style is Americana.


An eclectic mix of original tunes, folk-based and old-time music,  including songs drawn from everybody from the Grateful Dead, CCR to Johnny Cas...

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