The Portland Old-Time Music Gathering

Mark your calendars for our 25th annual Gathering: Jan. 11-14, 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.
Check back later in the year for updates. In the meantime, watch video of the Friday Night Concert from the 2023 event.

The Gathering's Mission

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.

Grab a Copy of Our Compilation Album

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 from Bandcamp.