We are rounding the corner on what we hope to be an epic picker’s gatherings in the mold of the great festivals of all time. A handmade stage, a farmers field with camping all around the stage, a great view, and some of the best in Traditional Bluegrass, Old-Time, Cajun & Swing. Oldtone is an intimate festival without the trappings of the larger megafests. Artist interaction is a high priority with hands-on workshops, dance tent, band and instrument contests, and even a side-stage to pull camper-pickers up onto for a few numbers! “Participation is Preservation” is the motto and we hope that everyone coming to Oldtone goes home with the feeling that they were a part of something special, just as the artists feel. We have a great Volunteer program, and we are searching for more folks to join the the crew and help out. It’s a great way to support this music. Come for free and be a part of a growing and positive community. If you are interested please contact Beth or fill out our Volunteer Form.
Don’t miss big savings over the gate prices for the 4th Annual Oldtone Roots Music Festival retuning to Matt & Lisa Schober’s Cool Whisper Farm in the Beautiful Hudson Valley. Join host band The Foghorn Stringband the 2nd weekend of September 6th to 9th as we welcome over 30 acts to our Main, Dance Tent and Workshop Stages. Old-Time, Swing, Traditional Bluegrass, Cajun and more! Tuba Skinny, Anna & Elizabeth, Frank Wakefield, Hubby Jenkins, Down Hill Strugglers w/ John Cohen, Karl Shiflett, Jesse Lege’ & Bayou Brew, Bill & The Belles, Cedric Watson and much more!
Gates open at 2pm Thursday! Full Camping tickets are almost sold out! Enjoy upper camping and some of best pickin’ in the Northeast just footsteps from the Main Stage! Quite camping also available, and kids 12 and under are free. Youth discounts for 13-17 year olds. We’ve got Square, Contra, Cajun and Swing Dances, Kids Activities, Great Farm to Table Food Vending and Brews!