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5th Annual Baltimore Old Time Music Festival at Baltimore Museum of Industry

Apr 19, 2024 at 6:00 PM to Apr 20, 2024 at 11:30 PM

Baltimore Museum of Industry
1415 Key Highway
Baltimore, MD 21230



Do you love Old Time music and want to ensure the success of this festival as we grow into our new home? Become a festival supporter!  This Ticket gives you access to everything included in the weekend pass plus allows you to sign up for up to 4 workshops plus a note of gratitude on our website and some special surprises from the Old Time Fest team. We're grateful for your support!

Weekend Pass (Early Bird)

Our most popular ticket option! Weekend pass gives you access to it all - and at a special discount early bird price!

Come for the Friday night kick-off concerts, attend two hands-on workshops on Saturday that require advanced signup plus have access to all concerts, dances and vendors for the entire day of Saturday.

*In your confirmation email after purchasing, click the Manage Schedule button to manage your workshop registrations*


Support the Baltimore Old Time Music Festival

We are partnered with The Center for Cultural Vibrancy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, that supports traditional arts worldwide, to ensure the future of this festival. Please consider a donation of any amount to help us as we grow into our new home.

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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:

  • TONS more space. There's plenty of room for jamming and spreading out during the concerts and workshops.
  • Free Parking! There are 200 spaces on site. It's a game-changer.
  • Locally-sourced Food and Drink options have greatly expanded with the addition of our vendor village.
  • FREE Family Programming has taken the next step to include a Family Square Dance and a special performance from Beat Box Dads. Kids 12 & Under are free.
  • This is a hybrid indoor/outdoor event. The views from the BMI are spectacular and we hope to take advantage of the wonderful Baltimore spring weather.
  • Admission to the fest grants you access to the Museum and all it has to offer with its beautiful exhibits.


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.

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