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Whether you're an Old-Time music veteran, a casual fan or wondering "what is Old-Time music?", the Baltimore Old Time Music Festival is a joyous, interactive and inspiring celebration of where this wonderful style of music exists today. Join your festival hosts and beloved local Roots musicians Ken & Brad Kolodner as they welcome you to the Baltimore Museum of Industry April 19-20th for a music celebration fun for all ages! Concerts, workshops, square dancing, jamming, craft fair and vendor village, kids programming and more on the gorgeous waterfront campus of the Baltimore Museum of Industry with stunning views of the Baltimore skyline. Join us! The festival is produced by the Center for Cultural Vibrancy.


Featured artists include Dom Flemons, Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves, Bruce Molsky, The Onlies, The Horsenecks, Becky Hill & Friends, From Africa to Appalachia featuring Cheick Hamala Diabate, Riley Baugus and Danny Knicely, a family jam with The Beatbox Dads and your host artists Ken & Brad Kolodner.


Festival Schedule


Friday, April 19


Kickoff Concerts in the Outdoor Pavilion and Indoor Atrium featuring Bruce Molsky, The Onlies, Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves, Ken & Brad Kolodner, The Horsenecks, Becky Hill and From Africa to Appalachia.


Saturday, April 20


The main event! Over a dozen hands-on workshops for players of all levels, a plethora of dazzling concerts spread across three stages, talks and interviews, a Family Square Dance and additional kids programming, as much jamming as your heart desires, a vendor village and craft fair, and the capstone evening square dance in the pavilion!


New this year! For those who have attended in the past, you'll notice some big changes:


Ticket Options - Early Bird Pricing through January 31


Available Now:


Weekend Pass - $92 ($107 after Jan 31) *includes access to 2 workshops requiring advanced registration)

Supporter Pass - $200 *includes access to 4 workshops requiring advanced registration


Available December 11:


Friday Night Pass - $30 ($35 after Jan 31)

Saturday Day Pass - $72 ($85 after Jan 31) *includes access to 2 workshops requiring advanced registration

Saturday Night Pass - $20 ($25 after Jan 31)

Youth (13-18) Weekend Pass - $55

Youth (13-18) - $35
Kids 12 & Under - FREE


Interested in being a sponsor? Sponsorship INFO HERE
Interested in volunteering? Hang tight and we'll send out the official call for volunteers in February.
Traveling from out of town? We've partnered with the Courtyard Marriott within walking distance to offer a discounted rate. More info HERE
How do I register for workshops? All workshops Listed HERE require advanced registration. Only Supporter, Weekend Pass, and Saturday Pass ticket holders are eligible to register for these workshops. Upon purchase of one of your tickets, you will receive a confirmation email that will include a black button that reads "Manage Schedule." This will take you to the workshop scheduling page where you can register for your workshops. 


*Below, please find the workshop schedule for Saturday. Supporter pass holders, Weekend pass holders, and Saturday pass holders will have access to workshops. When you purchases your pass, you will receive an email that will include a "Manage Schedule" button that will direction you to select the workshops you want to attend. Due to limited capacity in the workshops, we're limiting Weekend and Saturday Day Pass holders to two workshops and Supporter Pass holders to four workshops.

Workshop Schedule and Descriptions (Register after Purchase)
Sat, Apr 20, 2024
11:00 AM
Banjo with Allison de Groot
A clawhammer banjo icon, Allison has a unique approach to Old Time banjo that is innovative and creative while steeped in tradition. Learn from one of the modern greats! The workshop is geared towards intermediate to advanced players but all can come

11:00 AM
Fiddle with Tatiana Hargreaves
One of the fiercest fiddlers on the scene today, Tatiana Hargreaves will lead an Old Time fiddle workshop geared towards intermediate to advanced fiddlers looking to take their playing to the next level.

11:00 AM
Vocal Harmony with the Horsenecks
Share in the joy of song by learning harmony singing from The Horsenecks featuring Gabrielle Macrae and Barry Southern. All skill levels welcome.

12:30 PM
Appalachian Singing with Riley Baugus
A legendary Old Time musician, Riley is a renowned banjo player and vocalist from North Carolina. His singing stems from a backdrop in church singing in the Blue Ridge and rural folk songs, fiddle tunes and ballads. All levels welcome.

12:30 PM
Fiddle with Bruce Molsky
One of the most influential fiddlers of our time, Bruce Molsky will teach a fiddle workshop geared towards intermediate to advanced fiddlers.

12:30 PM
Printing Press Basics
Printing Press Basics

02:00 PM
Banjo with Rachel Eddy
Grab your banjo and learn from one of the most beloved Old Time musicians and teachers in the region. Rachel is a rock-solid banjo player who can take your playing to the next level. All levels welcome.

02:00 PM
Flatfooting with Becky Hill
Learn from one of the best! Becky is a champion flatfoot dancer and renowned teacher. She is an innovative performer and will share her love of dance with you. Hard-soled shoes encouraged but not required. All levels are welcome.

02:00 PM
Printing Press Basics
Printing Press Basics

03:30 PM
Mandolin with Danny Knicely
Learn to take your mandolin playing to the next level with one of the most musically creative and rhythmically solid mandolin players on the scene today. All levels welcome.

03:30 PM
Old Time Guitar with Vivian Leva
Learn how to sit in the pocket and groove along in an Old Time jam on your guitar. Bass-runs, strumming patterns and other fundamentals will be covered. All levels welcome.

05:00 PM
The Basics of Old Time Banjo with Leo Shannon
Dust off your banjo and discover the joy of Old Time Banjo! No banjo experience needed. Now is your chance to learn!

05:00 PM
The Basics of Old Time Fiddle with Riley Calcagno
Dust off that fiddle and discover the joy of Old Time Fiddle! No fiddle experience needed. Now is your chance to learn!​​

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