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Festivals & Gatherings

 
Month-by-month:
 
January: Portland Old Time Music Gathering
February: Oly Old-Time Festival
March: Southwest Old Time String Band Gathering
April:  
May: Los Angeles Old Time Social
June:
Mt. Airy Blue Grass and Old-Time Fiddlers Convention
ABQ Folk Festival Hybrid Event
Stickerville 
July:
Rocky Mountain Old-Time Music Festival (CROMA)
Appalachian Stringband Festival (AKA Clifftop) - pre-festival camping
August:
Appalachian Stringband Festival (AKA Clifftop)
Old Fiddlers' Convention (Galax)
Centralia Old-Time Music Campout
Golden Old-Time Campout
Santa Fe Traditional Music Festival
Walnut Valley Pre-Festival Land Rush begins
September: Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
Walnut Valley Festival
October: ABQ Folk Festival • Full Event
Austin Stringband Festival

 

New Mexico

Albuquerque

ABQ Folk Festival • June hybrid event
Date: June 12-13, 2021
Location: Erika and Dave's Amphitheater
Live-streamed and limited in-person

ABQ Folk Festival • full in-person event
October 9, 2021
Location: Bosque School

Schedule includes old-time music performances and jams

Santa Fe

Santa Fe Traditional Music Festival
Santa Fe Friends of Traditional Music
Date: August 27-29, 2021
Location: Camp Stoney • 7855 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM

Lots of musical genres, including old-time

Neighboring states

Arizona

Southwest Old Time String Band Gathering
Date: TBA, 2022
Location: Tucson

Colorado

Rocky Mountain Old-Time Music Festival
Central Rockies Old-Time Music Association (CROMA)
Date: TBA, 2022

Kansas

Walnut Valley Festival
September 15-19, 2021
Pre-festival camping begins with Land Rush "Pre-Line-Up" - date TBA.
Location: Winfield, KS

Texas

Austin Stringband Festival
Date: TBA
Location: Austin, TX
Lots of dancing at this one -- Southern Squares, Honky-Tonk, Cajun, Mexican...

And Beyond...

(in random order; see grid above for month by month timeline)

WESTERN U.S.

Los Angeles Old Time Social
Date: May 14-15, 2021
Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
Date: September 21-26, 2021
Location: Berkeley, CA
Golden Old-Time Campout
Date: TBA
Location: Lake Sonoma, CA
Stickerville - the old-time component of the National Oldtime Fiddlers’ Contest & Festival
Date: TBA
Location: Wieser, Idaho
Portland Old Time Music Gathering
Date: January , 2022
Location: Portland, OR
Oly Old-Time Festival
Date: February, 2022
Loaction: Olympia, WA

Centralia Old-Time Music Campout
Date: August 7-15, 2021
Location: Centralia, Washington (halfway between Seattle and Portland)

 

EASTERN U.S.

Appalachian Stringband Festival (AKA Clifftop)
Date: canceled for 2021 • back in 2022!
Location: Clifftop, WV
Old Fiddlers' Convention (Galax)
Date: August 9-14, 2021
Location: Galax, VA
Mt. Airy Blue Grass and Old-Time Fiddlers Convention
Date: TBA
Location: Mt. Airy, North Carolina
 

 

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This is by no means a comprehensive list. Have one to add?
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