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The Latvian Center venue will open at 3:00 pm on Friday and 10:30 am on Saturday.


Thursday

No official festival events, but we recommend these!

  • Old Time Jam at The Phinney Cener 2-4 PM (free)
  • Lake City contra dance at the Latvian Center This is a weekly dance. The band will be open and hosted by Dear Crow, one of our festival acts! Dance tunes will be mostly old-time. (Admission $10 to $20 pwyc, not included in OGO pass)
  • Irish session at O'Donnell's Pub in Fremont 7:30 to 10:00 (free) (There is more than one O'Donnells in Seattle, make sure you go to the Fremont one, 3601 Fremont Ave N)

Friday - Doors open 3pm

3:30 - 5:45: Workshops

Friday Lounge stage

6:00 - 6:25: WB & Bonnie

6:30 - 6:55: River Scheurell & Annie Davis

Friday Main Stage

7:00 - 7:45: Dear Crow

8:00 - 8:45: Hurricane Ridgerunners

9:00 - 11:00: Square Dance w/ Atlas Stringband, caller Suzanne Girardot


Saturday - Doors open 10:30am

11:45 - 5:45: Workshops

Saturday Main Stage

11:00 - 12:00: Canotes Family Show

12:00 - 1:00: Canotes Family Dance/Amy Carroll

4:30 - 5:45: Get Up In The Cool - Live Podcast Experience

Saturday Lounge Stage

6:00 - 6:25: Roscoe’s Gone

6:30 - 6:55: Dream Goats

Saturday Main Stage

7:00 - 7:45: Horsenecks

8:00 - 8:45: Cameron DeWitt and Friends

9:00 - 11:00: Honky Tonk Dance w/ Paradise Drifters

Additional Saturday Jam Spot

2:00 - 5:30 Couth Buzzard Books 8310 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Old Time Tunes and Songs Hosted by WB & Bonnie. Enjoy the books, cafe, and bar!


Sunday

  • Potluck Brunch, Cabaret, jams and a square dance calling workshop/playtime, at a private residence. Address will be communicated to festival participants. Timing is approximate.

11:00 brunch

12:30 cabaret (AKA open mic, sign up on fri or sat at the front desk)

2:00 square dance calling workshop

whenever: jamming in multiple rooms

  • The Outlander Brewery in Fremont hosts weekly bluegrass and oldtime jams on Sundays, usually starting around 7:00. They have multiple jam spaces! (free) 225 N 36th St, Seattle, WA 98103

Workshop Schedule

All workshops take place in rooms at the Latvian Center. More detailed workshop descriptions coming soon!

Day Time Topic Artist Room
Friday 3:30 - 4:30 Clogging Suzanne Girardot Ballroom
Friday 3:30 - 4:30 Fiddle Hank Bradley Conference Room
Friday 4:45 - 5:45 Pitchfork Banjo Cameron DeWhitt Ballroom
Friday 4:45 - 5:45 Left Hand Tips for Fiddlers Tony Mates Conference Room
Saturday 11:45 - 12:45 Southern Old Time Harmonica - Shortenin Bread, John Henry and Cluck Old Hen Mark Graham Conference Room
Saturday 1:00 - 2:00 Honky Tonk 2-Step Dance Bex Bee Ballroom
Saturday 1:00 - 2:00 Mandolin Paul Kotapish Conference Room
Saturday 2:15 - 3:15 Open D Banjo - Reuben and Roostertop Blues Jerry Gallaher Ballroom
Saturday 2:15 - 3:15 Fiddle Gabrielle Macrae Conference Room
Saturday 3:30 - 4:30 Learn some of my favorite C fiddle tunes Greg Canote Ballroom
Saturday 3:30 - 4:30 Beyond boom chuck - guitar back up for fiddle tunes Jere Canote Conference Room