Come join us next year for the 22st Annual

Portland Old-Time Music Gathering – Jan 13-17, 2021

Thanks everyone for making 2020 another amazing party!

Artist-in-Residence 2020 – Bruce Molsky

We are excited to announce that Bruce Molsky is our Artist in Residence at the 2020 POTMG.  He will be performing at the Friday night concert, leading a fiddle workshop on Saturday and making appearances in the community.

Venue change for the 21st Annual POTMG

We again have a venue change for 2020.  Our Sunday Cabaret will be held at the Mississippi Pizza Pub due to a scheduling conflict at The Spare Room.   Our opening night is the Square Dance on Wednesday night at the Village Ballroom on NE Dekum Street, with a jam at the Moon and Sixpence Pub and the Hostel Cafe in NW Portland (there will be daily Hostel Cafe jams starting at 1:00 pm with evening jams at various times-see schedule for details).  Cajun Honky Tonk Night on Thursday is at the Spare Room and Friday and Saturday we are again at The Tiffany Center.   Sunday events include the Cabaret at The Mississippi Ppizza Pub, The Sunday Square Dance presented by Portland Squares at the Village Ballroom, and wrapping it all up will be music by members of Foghorn Stringband and friends at the Moon and Sixpence Pub.

Check out the Performer and Schedule Tabs above for a complete list of everything at the 21st 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!

“Gathered” – our 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 at the next Gathering or by contacting the committee at

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.