RagFest 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Showcase Performance: Noon to 6 p.m., $15

A perfect atmosphere to sample the best of Ragtime, in shorter sets. Your ticket covers the entire afternoon Drop in to hear your favorites, or stay for the entire day.

Revue Performance: 8 p.m., $20

A full show featuring the region's most notable ragtime performers.

Festival Pass gives you admission to both for $30.

Best value! Enjoy a day long celebration of ragtime music including admission to daytime showcases from 12 noon to 6 p.m. as well as a full revue performance beginning at 8 p.m.


The Curtis Theatre is proud to host RagFest 2017, produced by the Fullerton Friends of Jazz. Experience the best of toe-tapping syncopation and keyboard wizardry that is Ragtime music!

Visit the Curtis for RagFest and you’ll be submerged in a wonderful afternoon and evening of toe-tapping syncopation, 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 sets – then, return for a formal ragtime revue show! Throughout the festival, you’ll be able to meet and talk with the performers and purchase their recordings and other ragtime merchandise.

This year’s lineup will feature Vincent Johnson, Paul Orsi, Johnny Hodges, the vaudeville duo of Evans & Rogers, Bob Pinsker, Shirley Case and many more. Don’t miss your chance to experience this one-of-a-kind event – one of the only annual ragtime festivals west of the Mississippi!