Come visit us for the 20th Annual
Portland Old-Time Music Gathering – Jan 16-20, 2019
“Gathered” – our new CD
The 2018 Gathering marked the release of “Gathered,” a two-disc compilation album featuring nearly 30 tracks from top Gathering concert performers going back to 2005. Old time music lovers can now purchase the beautiful CD with complete liner notes or download this limited-edition offering online at www.gatheringmusic.org thanks our partners at Indy Music Sales.
Thanks for coming out for our 18th Gathering everyone.
We had a great time and hope you did too.
Nokosee Fields – Artist-in-Residence 2019
We are so excited to welcome Nokosee Fields to the 2019 Gathering as our second Artist in Residence. Born and raised in Stillwater, Oklahoma, Nokosee began studying orchestral violin at a young age. After years of learning and performing classical and early music, Nokosee has recently turned his attention to various forms of traditional American music, performing, teaching and touring professionally. As a bassist he tours with the country band Western Centuries. As a teacher, he has taught at the Augusta Heritage Center and has been involved with Dancing with the Spirit – an Alaska-based youth and community music program that aims to re-inspire fiddle and dance traditions in indigenous communities throughout the region. Nokosee will be our featured artist at the Friday night concert and will lead a fiddle workshop on Saturday. He will also make some appearances in the local schools during his stay here to share his knowledge of traditional music.
We again have some venue changes for 2019. Velo Cult has closed it’s doors, so this year we will host the Square Dance on Wednesday night at the Village Ballroom on Dekum. There will still be a jam at Moon and Sixpence that night – unfortunately, they won’t be right across the street this year. The Sunday Cabaret will be back at the Spare Room by popular demand , and the closing Sunday Square Dance, presented by Portland Squares, will be in it’s usual location at the Village Ballroom.
Check out the Performer Tab above for a complete list for the 20th annual Gathering! Follow us on Facebook (Portland Old-Time Gathering) to get the most current announcements, postings of photos and videos, and to stay in touch throughout the year!
Donate to Support Traditional Music and Dance
The Gathering is sponsored by Bubbaville, a non-profit, all-volunteer arts organization that supports old-time music and dance in Portland, Oregon. Donations to Bubbaville help to guarantee such events as “The Portland Old-Time Music Gathering”. We provide some financial and logistical backing for musical endeavors that we have determined to be important to the further development and enrichment of the local old-time music community. Visit our website for information on other events Bubbaville supports.
Your donation to help fund The Gathering and other worthwhile old-time music and dance efforts does so much more than provide operating funds for current events. Your generosity will ensure a long-term positive effect on old-time music and dance in the Nortwest. What we do today will enrich the world our children inherit. Our gift to them will be a legacy of wonderful music and dance. Clicking the button below will enable you to make your donation through Paypal.
Or you can make your check payable to Bubbaville, Inc., and mail it to:
PO Box 6012
Portland, OR 97228
Oregon non-profit registry number: 318180-99
The Gathering’s Mission Statement
The Portland Oregon Old-Time Music Gathering is a grassroots volunteer-run festival that aims to celebrate and enrich the community of traditional old-time Appalachian style stringband musicians. We wish to create an environment where the music is as meaningful as it is when we gather to swap tunes and play in a friend’s living room or meet to play at a campsite during a summer festival. As such, we feel that it is important to keep the event non-profit and volunteer run; whether we are taking tickets, sweeping the floor, organizing an event, or playing music for a concert; we are all volunteers contributing to make this thing happen.