The Baltimore Old Time Music Festival brings together the brightest Old Time Stringband musicians in the country to celebrate where this vibrant music form exists today. Join host artists Ken & Brad Kolodner along with a dizzying lineup for two days of concerts featuring brilliant musicianship and shimmering vocal harmonies, hands-on workshops, jamming, square dancing, conversation and revelry that’s fun for all ages.
5th Annual Festival
April 19-20, 2024
Baltimore Museum of Industry
The Baltimore Old Time Music Festival is produced in Partnership with the Center for Cultural Vibrancy (CCV). CCV sees strength and beauty in cultural diversity. A healthy community is one where cultural traditions are vibrant, dynamic, and resonant. Traditional arts and culture possess a unique ability to bridge cultural divides and humanize the “other.” The folk and traditional arts are not simply pleasurable diversions but at the very heart of how individuals express their connection to community, identity, and sense of place in the world.
Thanks for a beautiful 2023 festival!
Read the Recap HERE
Photos by Casey Ryan Vock
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This festival is a labor of love for the festival organizers. Our mission is to celebrate where this music exists today and where it is going by elevating a diverse set of voices within the community. We count on the support of our festival-goers to power the mission of the festival. As we expand, our expenses continue to increase. Anything you can donate will go a long way towards ensuring the future of a festival that has become a marquee event in the community.
"The Old Time Community needs a festival like this." - Tatiana Hargreaves
"I've wanted to see this happen in Baltimore for over 30 years. This makes me so happy to see. You done really good." - Eileen Carson Schatz
The festival convenes some of the brightest old time musicians, singers, and dancers in the country to celebrate where this music exists today. Join host artists Ken & Brad Kolodner for the Baltimore Old Time Music Festival! On Friday night, Ken and Brad welcome a dizzying lineup of musicians for two days of brilliant musicianship, shimmering vocal harmonies, and hot flatfoot dance. Saturday is packed with hands-on workshops from many of our headline performers, jamming, afternoon concerts in the theater and a wild square dance to close out the festival on Saturday night. See you there?