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. 

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Alice Gerrard & The Piedmont Melody Makers

Foghorn Stringband

Tuba Skinny

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

Travis Stuart

Tamar Korn

Run Mountain

EstHer Rose

Sabra & the Get Rights

Jackson & the Janks

Will MentoR

The Russet Trio

Redwood Hill

THE FOUR O’CLOCK FLOWERS

SINNER FRIENDS

Bash Bish Bluegrass Band



& our 2018 band contest winner

Ball and Chain

w/ MORE TBA!

Oldtone is the good ol’ days. I have never had such fun playing music as I did in the dancing tent in the Oldtone Country Revue - the smell of sawdust from the freshly built stage, the twinkling lights, and the warm summer air on our skin as dancers twirled and two-stepped by. Oldtone is a dream.
— Lauren Ambrose

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. 

This is it, man. This is it.
— Jason Frigerio

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.