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23rd Annual Portland Old Time Music Gathering
The Village Ballroom
Portland, OR
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23rd Annual Portland Old Time Music Gathering
The 23rd Annual Portland Old Time Music Gathering is happening live and in person!

The dates are Jan. 12 through Jan. 16, 2022.

We are putting together a smaller, Back to Basics Gathering due to the uncertainty of the pandemic.  Events will take place on the East side of Portland at the Spare Room Lounge, The Moon and Sixpence Pub, The Village Ballroom, The Alberta St. Pub, and Good Neighbor Pizzeria..  There will also be daily and nightly jamming at the NW Hostel CafĂ© Wednesday through Sunday.

SPACE IS LIMITED. Due to Covid we have decided to limit tickets for all events, so we recommend getting your tickets online. Workshops will be ticketed individually, at $5.00 per workshop. We regret the they are not included in the overall price as in previous years, and appreciate your understanding. To attend a workshop you must buy a ticket, and we recommend geting it in advance, as each workshop will be limited to 30 people. A small number of tickets will be available at the door for each event, however we cannot guarantee admittance for walkups.

Thursday Jan 13th - Cajun/Honky-Tonk Night at the Spare Room 8pm
Saturday Jan 15th - Kid's Jam & Kid's Open Mic 12:30pm
Saturday Jan 15th - Ben Harper & Joe Seamons' Panel on Diversity and Inclusivity in Old Time Music 4pm
Sunday Jan 16th - Old Time Cabaret at the Spare Room 1pm


Masks are required indoors for all attendees over 3 years of age, except when actively eating, drinking, or performing.

Full Covid vaccination or a negative test dated NO LATER THAN January 11th MUST be presented for entry with matching government issue ID. Children under 5 must have a negative PCR or Rapid test, dated no later than January 11th, 2022.  

Children under 12 free admission.

Go to bubbaguitar.com/gathering for all the details on performers, volunteer signups, the schedule of events, and stay tuned for updates!

Due to limited seating Volunteers and Performers will need to register to hold their place for any instrument workshops they wish to attend. Please await further instructions.

You might want to catch a fabulous show at the Alberta Rose Theater on Wednesday, Jan 12th.  Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms, and Riley Calcagno and Vivian Leva will play a show that night.  This is not a POTMG event, but it will definitely get us in the mood for the Gathering.


The Village Ballroom (View)
700 NE Dekum Street
Portland, OR 97211
United States


Music > All Ages
Music > Americana
Music > Bluegrass
Music > Festivals
Music > Folk

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No



We regret to inform our community that the Village Ballroom is not ADA accessible. From their website: "Due to the historic nature of the building and the ballroom being on the second story, the entrance is not directly ADA accessible. The entrance to the ballroom has a couple of stairs, a walkway, and then more stairs. Once in the ballroom, all doorways are wide enough for ADA accessibility." For those community members who are unable to attend for any reason, we will be livestreaming the Friday night Concert and the Saturday Night events. Stay tuned for more information.

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