5th Annual
Southwest Old Time String Band Gathering

The First Full Weekend in March

March 4-7, 2021

Thanks to all of you who made the 4th Gathering such a wonderful success!!

You may arrive Thursday March 4 after noon to make it a 4 day weekend!
We are looking into adding another day (Wednesday) next year. Stay tuned for developments

PLEASE do not arrive early. The site has made it quite clear that early arrivals will not be permitted on the grounds.

What is it?

It’s a gathering of old time musicians (and their friends and families), to be held in Tucson, Arizona. We aim for the first full weekend in March (that starts on a Friday).

Dates: March 5-8, 2020 (Thursday through Sunday). This will be the fourth year for this event. Last year was another a great weekend of music thanks to all of you. 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 and RV parks are located nearby.

Nights here are DARK! PLEASE bring and use a flashlight at night.

It also has modern restrooms, showers, a large outdoor kitchen and eating area, barbecue grills, shady ramadas, fire pits, and even a fish pond (but no fishing!).

This site will comfortably support about 150-200 folks with about 100 camping. The people there have been great to us so until we reach our limit we plan to stay at this site.

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


The goal 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 taken for advance registration.
The 2021 rate should remain the same as 2020.

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.

Registration here:

2021 Registration Options coming soon!

Make your tax deductible donation here:

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

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


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