Portland Old Time Music Gathering 2020

The 21st Annual Portland Old Time Music Gathering has come and gone and it was a blast.  Along with visiting Artist in Residence Bruce Molsky and so many more wonderful performers it was a wonderful time.  Many thanks to all the hardworking volunteers and musicians who made it all happen.  You can still see all the info for the 2020 Gathering at the Gathering Page.

Congratulations to our Bubba Award winner Tony Mates!

Stay tuned for a photo and bio of Tony in the new future.

The Bubba Award strives to honor a special person in the Northwest old-time community who has committed a good portion of his/her life to making it a fun, inspiring group to be a part of. The ideal person is someone who may often not be noticed or rewarded – perhaps because he/she serves behind the scenes and does not tend to gravitate towards the spotlight – but who has contributed something unique to the community over the years. Click here to check out past Bubba Award winners.

In vetting nominations for this award, we consider the following criteria  – tenure, service, community building, a wicked sense of humor and a unique sense of style.


The CD created in 2018 from Gathering recordings met a enthusiastic response at the Gathering, and has been a steady seller across the country this past year. You can order your own copy or pick one up for a gift by contacting the committee at PortlandGatheringMerch@gmail.com.  It will also be available at the next Gathering at the merch table.

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