First Friday of each month
Enon, Virginia, USA
First friday of each month at 7-10 pm
Held at Rivermont Presbyterian Church in Enon, Virginia
(in Chesterfield County)
Appalachian String Band
August 1 - 5, 2012
Clifftop, West Virginia, USA
Phone: 304.558.0220 ext 130
Appalachian String Band Website
If you are interested, please send a sample recording to:
The Cultural Center
1900 Kanawha Blvd East
Charleston, West Virginia 25305
Phone: 304.558.0220 ext 130
Held in Camp Washington-Carver, a five day mountaintop gathering of musicians and friends with contests, concerts, workshops, square dances, camping and a hymn-sing. West Virginia masters are presented to an audience of more than 3000 musicians and string band music lovers from around the world.
Over the history of this festival, more than 20 foreign countries and 40 of the 50 states have been represented, with many returning year after year to this much-loved festival.
The Appalachian String Band Festival is looking for traditional bands to play for the square dances. Bands must have a fiddler that has played for old-time square dances; a bass player is a requirement as well. Bands will receive free camping or admission to the festival, and be eligible to compete in the contests.
Gateway Dulcimer Music Festival
(Formerly The Great River Road Festival)
Second Weekend in August:
August 9 - 12, 2012
Belleville, Illinois, USA
E-mail: Sharon Hargus
See the Gateway Website
call for information on
lodging, camping, and registration.
Restaurant & Hotel on site with more choices nearby!
(Formerly the Great River Road Festival.)
Located at the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows, 15 minutes SE of downtown St. Louis on IL Rt 15.
The Gateway Dulcimer Society invites you to attend our festival located on 200 beautifully landscaped acres with the St Louis Skyline & Gateway Arch visible in the distance. Open jams start Thursday evening - Festival ends Sunday morning after Hymn Sing.
Instruments: Mountain & Hammer Dulcimer, Banjo, Fiddle, Guitar, Autoharp, Banjo
Classes, Vendors, Motels, Restaurants, Camping & Directions will be posted at the Gateway Website
Or email Sharon Hargus
(Phone: 618.651.8271) for festival information.
Registration forms are printable from the website.
(Free Meal with Pre-Registration.)
- Merchant Vendors
- Childrens Activities
- Shopping Nearby
Big things are happening to our Redwood Dulcimer Day this year! We have moved the our event from Boomeria in the mountains near Bonny Doon to the Methodist Church in Aptos near the ocean. Boomeria has been our home for the past 11 years and this change was not taken lightly and was based on considerable input from our faculty, volunteers and attendees.
The new venue allows us to hold our workshops and playing circles inside classrooms as well as outdoors, thereby eliminating some of the evening temperature and mosquito problems. Because the site is level, there will be fewer mobility challenges for some of our guests. Also, we will now be holding the faculty concert at the same location and on the day of the workshops. This means that you will be able to attend the workshops and the concert all on the same day. There are a number of very nice nearby motels and restaurants for those people coming to RDD from other areas. Finally, access to a very nice kitchen should allow us to provide an improved meal experience for the guests.
Check for festival updates on the Redwood Dulcimer Day Website
The Redwood Mountain Dulcimer All-Star Collection CD
This outstanding compilation CD celebrates the first 10 years of Redwood Dulcimer Day at Boomeria, Bonny Doon, CA (2001-2010) and features instrumental selections from all the dulcimer artists who have taught at Redwood Dulcimer Day to date. All proceeds from CD sales benefit future Redwood Dulcimer events and Community Music School of Santa Cruz, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
Hear audio clips and purchase your copy (or copies!) here.
Held at YMCA Camp Shady Brook, which is located 1 1/2 hours southwest of Denver and 1 hour northwest of Colorado Springs, near the town of Deckers, in the heart of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. The site was originally a 19th century ranch, and the dining lodge is one of the original buildings.
Not just for fiddlers!! Great workshops for fiddle, piano, cello, bass, flute, harp, banjo, guitar, mandolin, hammer dulcimer, singing, contra, square & step dancing! Classes and workshops by day - Jams, concerts and dancing at night!
$575 per adult. Early payment discount available until April 30!
Aug 3 - Aug 5, 2012
(Rimrock Meadows -- nearest town, Ephrata, the Grant County seat.)
Call for directions and detailed information.
Magnolia Dulcimer Club Festival
August 20, 2011
Iuka, Mississippi, USA
Festival Contact information:
E-mail Ruby Strickland
E-Mail the State Park
Or phone the State Park: 662.423.6515
Held in JP Coleman State Park.
• Early Jam on Thursday night, 6:30pm
• Potluck on Friday at 6:30pm, jam afterwards
• All performances beginning at 1:00pm
• Free hot dog lunch on Saturday, beginning about 11:30am.
- Saturday classes:
Philadelphia Folk Festival (PFF)
August 17 - 20, 2012
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Festival Contact information:
Phone: 215.242.0150 or 800.556.FOLK
Held on the 3rd full Weekend in August. The Philadelphia Folk Festival, one of the oldest active folk festivals, is a three-day extravaganza of traditional and contemporary folk music, dance, crafts, camping and children's activities. Sponsored by the Philadelphia Folksong Society.
Philadelphia Folk Festival
7113 Emlen Street
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19119
Monrovia Traditional Music Gathering
Last Saturday of each month:
Monrovia, California, USA
E-Mail Jennifer Ranger
For more information contact Jennifer Ranger toll free: 1.877.365.5744.
Also visit the Monrovia Website
Last Saturday of each month: May through August
Live Music! Great Vendors!
Held in the Courtyard Plaza --
400 Block of S. Myrtle Ave. in Old Town.
The time is 6:00 to 9:00 PM
A series of events that starts in May and will finish up in August. What a fun way to spend a warm balmy summer evening - great music, shopping and good friends.
There will be live music, lots of great vendors and FREE
music lessons on cool instruments like mountain dulcimers, hammered dulcimers, banjos, spoons, etc. This event is
meant for the whole family and entrance is FREE!
Sponsored by the Folk Music Society of Midland. The location is the Midland County Fairgrounds, 6905 Eastman Road, Midland, MI.
Camping reservations are NOT needed. The sites are plentiful and shady. All have access to electricity.
The workshop program from the 2003 festival is available in pdf format on the web site so you can see what was offered. This year there are plans to have even more workshops.
An instructed traditional country dance held Friday evening.
Lots of open mic periods. Saturday evening main stage show. Free vendoring of music related items is allowed at campsites (no additional fee).
• Open Stage
• Sales Booth
• Dulcimer Rentals
• Saturday Evening Concert
Info: Folk Craft Music, P. O. Box 88, Jacksonville, Vermont 05342