The Ragtime Oriole is a coffee-shop/vintage music venue, located in a 113 year old historic building in downtown Marble Falls, Texas. We are open from 8 am to 5 pm on Tuesday and Wednesday, and 8 til’ 7 on Thursday thru Saturday. In addition to a diverse selection of coffees, we also offer a fine selection of wines, craft beers, and Kombucha.
Located on Historic Main Street in Marble Falls, our historic 100 year old building has been renovated to feature a coffee shop, a performance stage, decor and music that will transport customers back in time to a pre-“Post Modern” era.
We feature, at various times during the month, piano ragtime music from the period 1898 to 1920 (often accompanied by violin), western swing, fiddle jams, traditional and dixieland jazz, bluegrass, and classical music. The focus is historic music, rather than contemporary music.
What is Ragtime?
Ragtime is the style of music that was the most popular music in America between 1898 and 1918. Many rags have a distinctive form of syncopation, but many can sound almost classical. It is certainly not “rinky-tink”music. In fact, many rags are played slowly, and some have an almost haunting beauty.
Ragtime had a renewed interest following release of the 1973 movie “The Sting”, which featured some of Scott Joplin’s rags.
Although most people haven’t been exposed to it, and it is rarely played, The Ragtime Oriole will insure that many of the most famous rags of the ragtime era are routinely played.
Other historic music will be performed in our building also, including traditional jazz, dixieland, classical chamber music, and perhaps Barbershop and Bluegrass music.
The Coffee Shop
Our plans at the Ragtime Oriole are to provide a wide variety of coffee drinks and other beverages. Whether you take it away or stay and listen to the tunes, we will have something for you!
We hope to have an atmosphere that encourages people to get comfortable, work from their laptops, read, or just take a break from the frantic world.
We also hope to encourage local piano and other music students to host recitals. We will offer a $100 scholarship to any piano student under the age of 18 who memorizes and performs Scott Joplin’s “Maple Leaf Rag” on our stage (one time per person, of course).
The Ragtime Oriole building will be available for special events and receptions as scheduling permits.
Come in and stay, or take the coffee with you!
We are located at 202 Main Street in historic downtown Marble Falls. We are sure you will enjoy the good vibes resonating at this location! Also, good shopping is also available on Main Street, in our welcoming downtown district.
The Ragtime Oriole
Come gather at the Ragtime Oriole for some live historic music, great tasting coffee and exciting social events right here in the heart of Marble Falls!
202 Main Street
Marble Falls, Texas 78654
Tuesday & Wednesdays
8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursdays – Saturday
8 a.m – 7 p.m.
Please refer to the Facebook page for live updates, event schedules and more!