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RagFest ’16 will be here soon!

Ryan Wishner

Bill Mitchell

Paul Orsi

RagFest 2016 Flyer

David Ellsonbroight, Tom Marion, and Oliver Steinberg

RagFest 2016 is coming soon, so circle the date October 15 on your calendars and be sure to set aside that night and at least part of the day, too! We’ll be bringing back our long-dormant evening revue show, which has always been one of the most entertaining and popular parts of RagFest.

This year’s performers include Andrew Barrett, Will Bennett, Shirley Case, Doug Haise, Vincent Johnson, Eric Marchese, Paul Orsi, Bob Pinsker, Ron Ross and Ryan Wishner. Banjo player Jimmy Green will be on hand to sit in with some of the pianists. Returning from last year are string player Tom Marion, back with an all-new string trio, and the ever-popular vaudeville duo Evans & Rogers, who mix vintage songs with humor, patter and great stage presence.

The festival will start at noon and wind up at six p.m. on October 15. After a short dinner break, we’ll reconvene for our 8 p.m. revue show, which will feature many of the performers from the afternoon sets and some surprise guests, too. All events will take place at the FCLO rehearsal hall, 218 W. Commonwealth Ave. in downtown Fullerton. The afternoon sets will feature concurrent performances in both the lobby and on the main stage. The evening show will unfold on the main stage.

There are no advance ticket sales. All admissions can be purchased at the door. We will accept cash as well as checks made out to Friends of Jazz (please do not make your checks out to “RagFest”). Admission price for the afternoon segment is $15 per person (all age groups and no special discounts, as this is the “discounted” price for everyone). Admission for the evening revue show is $20 per person. Those who attend the afternoon session and return after dinner for the evening show will be given a $5 per-person discount.

For any questions, please contact festival director Eric Marchese at 714-836-1104 or at either emarchesewriter@gmail.com or info@ragfest.com.


Yes, that’s right – we’re giving you a sneak preview of RagFest 2016. We’ll be at the Nixon Library soon to deliver this preview performance. For more information, click here.


Due to popular demand, we’re doing another all-Lamb concert! For more information, click here.

The Orange County Ragtime Society

REMAINING 2016 dates:

September 17, special concert event dedicated to the works of composer Joseph F. Lamb. 2 p.m., Bradford House
November 12, 1 TO 4:30, FCLO Music Theatre

***Also on our calendar is RAGFEST 2016***
RagFest 2016 will be Saturday October 15 from 12 to 6 p.m. & from 8 to 10 p.m.at FCLO’s rehearsal hall.

There is no cover charge or admission price for OCRS meets. Reservations are not required, but seating is first-come, first-serve. The format is 'open piano,' meaning that those with demonstrated ability performing ragtime (or ragtime-related music) are welcome to perform. See the OCRS page for further information!

2016 OCRS Flyer PDF


The World Championship Old-time Piano Playing Contest & Festival


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