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 June 2022. OCRS is back up and running, and we're looking forward to the next RagFest as soon as circumstances allow.
We've had ten 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
January 2023 OCRS Report
February 2023 OCRS Report
March 2023 OCRS Report
We also had a great time presenting three ragtime concerts at the Nixon Library in Yorba Linda - the first in September 2022, the second in October 2022 and the most recent one in January 2023.
Here are the details of our next OCRS meet:
When: Saturday, April 15, 2023
Start time: 2:00 pm (and we’ll probably wrap up around 4:30 or 4:45).
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 April 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.
Wishing you all a happy 2023, and looking forward to seeing you again soon!