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January 2023: OCRS is 21 - and RagFest will be back in 2023

Hard to believe, but it's 21 years since the inception of the Orange County Ragtime Society. The second RagFest took place in October of 2001, and just weeks later, in November, we held our inaugural OCRS at Steamers, our then-HQ for the festival.

Our only hiatus of any length for both OCRS and RF stretched from March of 2020 to this past June. OCRS is back up and running, and the Curtis Theatre in Brea is open to hosting RagFest in the fall of 2023.

We've had seven OCRS musicales in the New Era, and they've been great! Click these links to read all about them!.

June 2022 OCRS Report

July 2022 OCRS Report

August 2022 OCRS Report

September 2022 OCRS Report

October 2022 OCRS Report

November 2022 OCRS Report

December 2022 OCRS Report


We also had a great time presenting two ragtime concerts at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda - the first in September 2022 and the second in October 2022.


Here are the details of our next OCRS meet:

When: Saturday, January 21, 2023
Start time: 1:30 pm (and we’ll probably wrap up around 4:30).
Where: Spice Social, 138 W. Commonwealth Avenue, Fullerton, CA 92832

[By the way, if you ever attended OCRS meets in the past, that address will seem familar - Spice Social is indeed on the site of what for years was Steamers, in the heart of downtown Fullerton!] Map of OCRS Location for January 21, 2023 (Spice Social, Fullerton CA)

Our OCRS events are FREE to the public. Please feel free to pass this along to anyone you know who loves this kind of music and has missed having it all this time. No RSVP is required – just be there if you can, and if not, stay tuned for more posts about future upcoming performances.

NEW! We are also happy to announce the next ragtime concert presented by the OCRS at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda, featuring Eve Elliot, crowned the Champion of Old-Time Piano Playing in 2022, and long-time Disneyland and OCRS stalwart, Johnny Hodges! The concert will be at 2 pm on Sunday, January 29, 2023 - for more detail, see here.

Wishing you all a happy New Year, and looking forward to seeing you again soon!