What to Expect
RagFest is more than a concert, it’s the event of the season!
At the AFTERNOON FESTIVAL you'll enjoy Ragtime Jazz music, period costumes, Model T's, a photo booth, and more! With a full bill of artists playing concurrently across multiple stages, get ready to be submerged in a wonderful afternoon of the toe-tapping syncopation and keyboard wizardry that is Ragtime music.
Then, after a brief dinner break, the music returns to the Curtis Theatre Stage at the RagFest 2019 EVENING CONCERT, featuring full-length, formal sets from the OC's greatest Ragtime artists.
Can't get enough of that ragged ragtime rhythm? With the RagFest 2019 FESTIVAL PASS, you can spend the afternoon at the festival and see keyboard wizardry on multiple stages AND find a seat in theatre for an evening concert featuring some of OC's most talented Ragtime musicians – all for one special price.
About the Show
Button up your spats & hop in the Model T, it’s time for RagFest 2019!
Curtis Theatre is proud to host RagFest 2019 Ragtime Jazz Festival, produced by the Fullerton Friends of Jazz. Experience the best of toe-tapping syncopation and keyboard wizardry that is Ragtime music!
Enjoy Ragtime Jazz music, period costumes, Model T’s, a photo booth, and more! Drop in on the Curtis for RagFest, Orange County’s annual festival of ragtime music, and you’ll be submerged in a wonderful afternoon and evening, all courtesy of some of the most amazing keyboard wizards you’ve ever seen – or heard! Get ready for an entire afternoon of great ragtime through half-hour showcase sets – then, after the dinner break, a formal ragtime revue show on the Curtis stage.
Past RagFests have starred Ian Whitcomb, Tex Wyndham, Carl Sonny Leyland, Tom Brier, the Heliotrope Ragtime Orchestra and the Albany Nightboat Ragtimers. This one-of-a-kind event, one of the only annual ragtime festivals west of the Mississippi, is a musical experience you won’t want to miss!