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. 

Seeking Nominations for 2024 Bubba Award!

The Bubba Award, presented each year at the Portland Old-Time Music Gathering, strives to honor a special person who has spent a good portion of their life enhancing and inspiring the Northwest old-time community.

Get set for the 25th Gathering
in January 2024!

The 2024 Portland Old-Time Music Gathering will mark our 25th Anniversary. Mark your calendar now to join us Jan. 11-15, 2024.
You can expect a full weekend of concerts, workshops, square dances, jams and lots more. Our main venue will once again be the Alberta Abbey in Northeast Portland, with special events scattered at other venues across town.

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.