Fostering Traditional Music and Dance in the Pacific Northwest

The heart of the community

Bubbaville is a nonprofit group named after the late, great square dance caller, musician and community organizer Bill “Bubba” Martin. Based in Portland, Oregon, we serve to bring together musicians, dancers and other friends of traditional music on the West Coast. Each January we present our flagship event, the Portland Old Time Music Gathering. 

Portland Klezmer Festival is coming up!
November 2-5, 2023

Join us for a weekend of concerts, workshops, dancing, and communal music-making as we celebrate Eastern-European Jewish music and culture.
Featuring music by local and national klezmer artists.

Looking for our support?

Since 2008, Bubbaville has provided funding, promotion and support for dozens of projects tied to our mission. The organization has brought to the Portland region numerous performers and teachers. We’ve also funded campouts, albums, dances and more. Have an idea for a project? Let us know!

Check out the calendar

Looking for Old-Time Music events in Oregon and beyond? You can also sign up for our newsletter to get the latest events in your inbox and let us know if you have an event you want to add, as well. An online calendar is coming soon.