Southwest Old Time String Band Gathering

The First Full Weekend in March

February 28 - March 3, 2019

You may arrive Thursday February 28 after noon to make it a 4 day weekend!

What is it?

It’s a gathering of old time musicians (and their friends and families), to be held in Tucson, Arizona, February 28 - March 3, 2019 (Thursday through Sunday). Yes, it officially "starts" on the last day in February but we didn't want to say "February" in the heading! This will be the third year for this event. Last year was another a great weekend of music thanks to all of you. It looks like it will be 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 and RV parks 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 (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.

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:

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


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