Come visit us for the 19th Annual

Portland Old-Time Music Gathering

We have some big NEWS for 2018 …

Erynn Marshall and Carl Jones

Travis Stuart

The Horsenecks

Martha Spencer

Kate O'Brien

Squirrel Butter

Happy Pals - the Canote Brothers

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

Waysiders

Bobby and the Long Goodbyes

Artist-in-Residence

On top of our already exciting line-up, we are 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 will be making some other appearances in the Portland area outside the Gathering during his stay to share his wealth of Appalachian culture and history with the community.

“Gathered” – our CD Release

In other exciting news, the 2018 Gathering marks 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 will have their first chance to purchase this limited-edition offering on site at the Gathering in January.  We will post some previews here as soon as we have them available.

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:
Bubbaville
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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