2016 Portland Old Time Music Gathering @ Tiffany Center | American Roots Music, Square Dance, One of America’s Most Unique Old-Time Events

From our sponsors:
Old Time Music Fest 2016Portland Old-Time Music Gathering
January 13-17, 2016
All Ages | $20-$35
Tickets: bubbaguitar.com

Tiffany Center
1410 SW Morrison Street, Portland, OR 97205

Square dancing, fiddling and banjo plunking may be rooted in America’s Appalachia region, but old-time string band music has a fiery following in Portland, and this January the city will once again be playing host to one of the most unique old-time music events in the country: The Portland Old-Time Music Gathering, presented by Bubbaville, a Portland nonprofit group that promotes American roots music.

  • FRIDAY – Concerts and Dance $20 advance, $25 at the door
  • SATURDAY – Concerts and Dances (6pm – midnight) – $20 advance, $25 at the door. (Saturday daytime events are free)
  • WEEKEND PASS – Includes Friday, all day Saturday and Saturday dances – $35 advance, $40 at door

There are plenty of ways for acoustic music lovers of all ages to get involved in the Gathering!

See some of the nation’s most accomplished old-time musicians perform their favorites on stage. Head to a square dance, where live bands and enthusiastic square dance callers will help beginners and veterans alike swing their partners and promenade with pride. Take out your guitar, banjo, fiddle or mandolin and join an informal jam or improve your technique at an expert-led workshop. Bring your little ones to a kids concert and the instrument “petting zoo.”

No matter how you join the fun, you’ll surely be moved by this Gathering of hundreds of old-time aficionados. All the details are below.

Featuring the following local and national performers:

The Onlies,  Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms, Jimmy Triplett with Charlie and Nancy Hartness, Candy Goldman and Jere Canote,  KC and the MooNshine Band,  Jane Rothfield, Patrick Lind, Grace Forrest, Charmaine Slaven, Suzanne Girardot, Aarun Carter & Jonathan Trawick, The Brainstormers, Spencer & Raines, Annalisa Tornfelt, Kate O’Brien Clarke, Red Yarn, Sophie Enloe & Friends, Old Time Highway, Jack Dwyer Band, Ben Townsend & Friends, Hi-O Revelers, Barn Owls, Sacred Harp Shape Note Singers, Marian Macrae Herrmann, Laurel Bliss, Annika Brooks and Simon Leone, Squirrel Butter, Pete Krebs and Leslie Beia, Crankset String Band, Côte Ouest Cajun Band, Flat Rock String Band, Missouri Turnaround, W.B Reid and Bonnie Zahnow, Chris Miller & Jamie Herrmann, Brooks Masten, The Foghorn Mashup featuring Caleb Klauder, Reeb Willms, Kevin Sandri, Brian Bagdonas and Pete Leone.

Also featuring square dance callers Ava Honey, Amy Carroll, Jane Palmieri, Caroline Oakley, Maggie Lind, Suzanne Girardot, John Luna, Amy Hofer, Charmaine Slaven, and Steph Noll.