Welcome to the 5th Annual Oldtone Roots Music Festival!
OVER 30 BANDS ON 3 STAGES • CONTRA SQUARE CAJUN & SWING DANCE TENT • WORKSHOPS • INSTRUMENT & BAND CONTESTS • FARM-TO-TABLE FOOD & DRINK • ARTS & CRAFTS • CHILDREN'S ACTIVITIES • ROUND THE CLOCK PICKIN' & SINGIN'
The Oldtone Roots Music Festival features hand-picked artists who all have one thing in common: an honest, real and earthly tone to both their music and their performance. The event has an intimate hands-on atmosphere where audience members can engage directly with the artists. Oldtone's motto is "participation is preservation." Participation is encouraged in workshops, jams, contests, and dances.
Alice Gerrard & The Piedmont Melody Makers
Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton
Bruce Molsky & Allison de Groot
Roochie Toochie & The Ragtime Shepherd Kings
Jesse Legé & Bayou Brew
The Alex Leach Band
The Down Hill Strugglers
Sabra & the Get Rights
Jackson & the Janks
The Russet Trio
THE FOUR O’CLOCK FLOWERS
Bash Bish Bluegrass Band
& our 2018 band contest winner
Ball and Chain
w/ MORE TBA!
In addition to a carefully curated and exciting Main Stage line-up, the Oldtone Dance Tent has the most beautiful view from any dance floor on the east coast, situated on a ridge at the top of a valley. Dance tent offerings include a wide range of dance experiences, classes, community dances, called dances, couples dancing. Nights in the dance tent have a party atmosphere with well known and dynamic callers and teachers and the hottest bands in square, contra, swing, cajun, and honky-tonk two step.
In the Workshop Tent, Oldtone Main Stage performers offer hands on classes for attendees in an intimate setting all inclusive in the ticket price. Oldtone offers family and children focused performances and interactive classes. In keeping with the Oldtone mission of participation is preservation, our goal is to offer positive experiences with Roots Music and Dance for attendees of all ages. Local food vendors and crafts persons add a unique regional flavor to the Oldtone Roots Music Festival, with high quality farm to table vending.