Come visit us for the 20th Annual

Portland Old-Time Music Gathering – Jan 16-20, 2019

“Gathered” – our new CD

Gathered-Album-cover      Gathered-Album-back cover

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 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.

We would love your feedback.  You can email us at or fill out our survey here.

Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones

Travis Stuart

The Horsenecks

Kate O'Brien

Squirrel Butter

Happy Pals - the Canote Brothers

Côte Ouest Cajun Band

Bow Weevils

Dekum Duet

The Winding Stream

a film by Beth Harrington

Evie Ladin

Hoot and Holler

Lightnin' Wells

Susan Michaels

Uncle Wiggily

Jane Rothfield

Leela Grace

Flat Rock Stringband


Bobby and the Long Goodbyes


We were so excited to welcome North Carolina based fiddle and banjo player Travis Stuart to this year’s Gathering, as our first Artist-in-Residence. He also made some other appearances in the Portland area outside the Gathering during his stay to share his wealth of Appalachian culture and history with kids in the community.  Travis really embodied the community spirit of this music by performing with a host of other musicians who were also there for the Gathering.  It was a magical concert!

Venue changes

Also, new this year, we will stay at the Tiffany Center for all our Sunday events. The Cabaret will be there on Sunday afternoon, and the closing Sunday Square Dance in the evening, and several rooms will be available for jamming all afternoon and evening!! Look the Schedule over carefully (see schedule tab above), as there are some additional changes afoot.

Check out the Performer Tab above for a complete list for the 19th 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
EIN: 42-1682932
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.

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