Southwest Old Time String Band Gathering

March 1-4, 2018

2018 dates are March 1-4. We have an extra day!!!!! Other info is still being updated.

What is it?

It’s a gathering of old time musicians (and their friends and families), to be held in Tucson, Arizona, on March 1-4, 2018 (Thursday through Sunday). That's right, we got an another day! This will be the second time for this event. Last year was a great success thanks to all of you. If it continues to work, we will continue having it as an annual event. Expect lots of jamming, dancing, good food, and of course great weather.


The gathering site is a 16-acre Girl Scout camp. We’ve rented it for a weekend in March when the Girl Scouts are gone. The location includes lots of great tent camping areas, room for RVs, and even a bunk house. For those who prefer less “roughing it,” several motels are located nearby.

It also has modern restrooms, showers, a large outdoor kitchen and eating area, barbecue grills, shady ramadas, fire pits, and even a fish pond.

The address is:
3101 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715

Here’s a zoomable map.


The emphasis is on group jamming, but three events are tentatively scheduled:

More Info

Some Rules


Our rates for 2018 will be up just a bit. Tentative rates will are posted. Registration form, Online registration and info coming soon. The goal this year is to cover our expenses and attract a good group of people, so we have kept the admission cost as low as possible. Paypal and checks will be being taken for advance registration but please give us a bit of time to get our ducks in a row.

Payment at the gate is cash only (no credit cards or checks).

Click here to download the advanced registration form. Form must be completed, signed and mailed in to confirm registration even if you are paying by PayPal or using a credit card.

Pay with Credit card and Paypal

Registration options

Note: The facility is equipped to comfortably handle about 200 people, so please register in advance to avoid being disappointed (and save some money).

Click here to download a color poster and help spread the word!


Camp Map

Camp Map
(Please note that the pool will be closed)

See Photos of the Site and the 2017 Gathering!
Background Music by Squirrelly Dan and The Cat Mountain Rounders
Dan Levenson - fiddle; John Walkenbach - guitar; Jerry Weinert - bass


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