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Augusta reschedules to February
Bass overtakes harmonica as fifth most popular oldtime instrument
Records reveal oldtime royalty not really royal
Maybe the tune is straight and the rest of the world is crooked. Woah!
Phrase “one more tune” found to be potentially misleading
Ralph Stanley switches to banjo, harmonica “too hard”
Confused bluegrass guitar player keeps asking himself, “Where’s the f**king one?”
Lost Girl found
Drunken frat boy assaulted after requesting “Wagon Wheel” not once, but twice
Lonesome John discovers Tinder
After a decade of brave resistance, Midwest fiddler Laura Heinmann finally retunes to cross A
Netherton returns to melody after long separation
Mississippi Sawyer displaced by chainsaw
Stickerville Toilets Vandalized: Police Have Nothing To Go On
Pig’s foot officially too far in the fire
Banjo uke given presidential pardon
Asheville, NC banjo player can’t decide whether to wear his Red Wing or Frye boots to tonight’s jam
Bruce Molsky slowly coming to grips with the fact he has groupies
National Endowment for the Arts grants $12.15 and a six-pack of Mtn Dew to compose “Tenth of January”
All tunes played at 140 bpm at first ever Missouri slow jam
Clifftop Strip Tease Competition Update: Contestants Asked Not To Remove G-string
New Study Shows Waltzes Reduce Time Signature By 25% In Mice
Scienticists shocked to discover that oldtime is actually still new
Wife of Vermont oldtime fiddler hasn’t seen husband “in decades”
“Lost Indian” Exactly Where He’s Supposed To Be
Local New Haven djembe player subtly uninvited to next jam
Springfield police officer Matt Stevens enters mental freeze when he uncovers local punks playing oldtime music
West Virginia oldtime musicians narrowly avert brawl by not talking about politics
Term “oldtime” deemed politically insensitive to the elderly

Oldtime Central Festival Guide

Appalachian String Band Music Festival
Clifftop, West Virginia
July 31-August 4, 2019

Apple Harvest Festival
Robinsville, North Carolina
October 18-20, 2019

Arkansas Folk Festival
Mountain View, Arkansas
April 19-20, 2019

Arkansas State Championship Dulcimer Contest
Mountain View, Arkansas
April 27, 2019

Ashokan Southern Week
Olivebridge, New York
August 11-17, 2019

Athens Old Fiddler Reunion
Athens, Texas
May 31 - June 1, 2019

Augusta Heritage Center October Old-Time Week
Elkins, West Virginia
October 13-19, 2019

Augusta Heritage Center Old-Time Week
Elkins, West Virginia
July 14-19, 2019

Austin String Band Festival
Driftwood, Texas
October 10-18, 2019

Autoharp Weekend
Mountain View, Arkansas
June 6-8, 2019

Back to the Farm
Rodengo Saiano, Italy
July 20, 2019

Baltimore Old Time Music Festival
Baltimore, Maryland
March 22-23, 2019

Banjo Camp North
Charlton, Massachusetts
May 17-19, 2019

Banjo Extravaganza
Pickens, South Carolina
July 20-21, 2019

Banjo Jamboree
Essen
September 28-29, 2019

Banjo-Fiddle Frolic
Bryson City, North Carolina
April 5-7, 2019

Beanfest 2019
Mountain View, Arkansas
October 25-26, 2019

Bear on the Square Mountain Festival
Dahlonega, Georgia
April 27-28, 2019

Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
Berkeley, California
September 18-22, 2019

Berkeley Oldtime Music Convention Spring Situation
Berkeley, California
April 7, 2019