We will try to list any major dulcimer-related events in Northern California on this page.
If you know of an event that should be listed, please Contact Dusty.
RIVER CITY DULCIMERS: RCD is currently meeting both in person and online. Ourin-person meetings will be the third Saturday of every month from 1:00 to 3:00 PST at The Strum Shop in Roseville. All are welcome, even if you've never played an instrument before! (Contact me beforehand for a loaner instrument.) Our online River City Dulcimers Virtual Picking Porch in Zoom will continue the fourth Saturday of every month from 11:00 to 12:30 PST. The in-person RCD gathering in September will be held at the Strum Shop on October 21 , and the online RCD Virtual Picking Porch will be held October 28. Questions? Contact Dusty .
REDWOOD DULCIMER DAY: The 23rd Annual Redwood Dulcimer Day will be held on Saturday, August 19 and will be entirely online. This year showcases a stellar lineup, including Butch Ross, Wendy Songe, Neal Hellman, Janet Herman, Janet Herman, Kevin Roth, Deborah Hamouris, and Dusty Thorburn. More details forthcoming.
Play Music on the Porch Day is always the last Saturday in August and challenges us to strengthen communities through shared music. All you have to do participate is play music. Play by yourself or gather the neighbors, but play in public. And if you wish, record yourself playing and post the recording on social media with the hashtag #playmusicontheporchday. Our regular RCD monthly gathering will usually fall on this day, so we should make an effort to play outside and share the joy of music with our neighbors.
HARVEST FESTIVAL OF DULCIMERS: Organized by the Southern California Dulcimer Heritage Society, the twenty-sixth annual Harvest Festival of Dulcimers will be held on Saturday, September 24, 2022 and is online this year. Several artists will offer combination concerts/workshops all on one day. If you are in person, there are also several jams for different levels of players. It's a fun time all around! Click here for more details.
North Georgia Foothills Dulcimer Association will be having its annual festival (known colloquially as "Unicoi" after the in-person location) November 17-19, 2022. This festival is nearly as large as Quarantune and is organized in much the same way. Literally dozens of instructors will be involved, including Dusty Thorburn, who will be teaching 6 workshops for all levels from beginners to upper intermediate players. Registration is now open! Click here for more details.