The Portland Old-Time Music Gathering

Thanks for joining us in 2024!

2024 poster art by Brian Bagdonas

The 25th annual Portland Old-Time Music Gathering took place Jan. 11-14, 2024. Some wild winter weather created a few challenges but the party rolled on! 

Thanks to all who participated. And a huge thanks to our 2024 artist in residence: Hubby Jenkins

Save the date for the 2025 Gathering: Jan. 16-19, 2025 (as always, that’s the weekend right before Martin Luther King Jr. Day).
Keep tabs on the Schedule page for all the latest updates.

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.