Festival of American Fiddle Tunes Performances

fiddle tunes performance

Since its inception in 1977, the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes has been one of the largest celebrations of traditional music west of the Mississippi.

More than 30 faculty members from four different countries share a rich history and diverse styles of fiddle music with hundreds of participants in a weeklong, multigenerational workshop. Classes, band labs, dances, concerts, open jams, and informal and spontaneous gatherings culminate in mainstage performances that welcome thousands of audience members to experience the tapestry of North American fiddle styles.

Tickets on sale to donors starting April 15. Tickets sales open to the general public on May 1st.

The 40th Gathering

Fiddles on the Fourth

Monday, July 4, 2016, 1:30 p.m. – McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden State Park
Reserved Seating Tickets $29, $23 and $16


  • Maine: Frank Ferrel and Doug Protzik
  • Michigan: Judy Raber and Jim McKinney
  • Rags and Blues: Suzy Thompson
  • Old Time: Joe Newberry and Rafe Stefanini
  • Roots: Ed Littlefield
  • Mexico: Don Pedro Dimas y familia

Fiddles and Fireworks

Monday, July 4, 2016,  7 p.m. – McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden State Park
Reserved Seating Tickets $29, $23 and $16


  • Irish: Tony DeMarco
  • Swing: Frank Maloy and Mick Kinney
  • Bluegrass: Laurie Lewis and Tom Rozum
  • Old Time: Bertram Levy, Festival Founder
  • Klezmer: Alicia Svigals and Patrick Farrell

Rhythm and Roots Dance

Friday, July 8, 2016, 7:30 p.m. – Littlefield Green outside McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden State Park
General Admission Tickets: $15


  • Folk Roots: Marley’s Ghost
  • Cajun: Savoy Family Band

North and South America

Saturday, July 9, 2016, 1:30 p.m. – McCurdy Pavilion, Fort Worden State Park
Tickets $29, $23 and $16


  • New England: Pete Sutherland
  • Quebec: Mme. Thérèse Rioux and Keven DesRosiers
  • Old Time: Alice Gerrard and Rayna Gellert
  • Brazil: Grupo Apui, Pedro Cruz and Andre Dantas
  • West Virginia: Jimmy Triplett
  • Cape Breton: Wendy MacIsaac

Festival Packages


Includes four events held at the McCurdy Pavilion:

  • Monday, July 4, 1:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Friday, July 8, 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, July 9, 1:30 p.m.

Package pricing for McCurdy Pavilion Reserved Seating:

  • Section A: $85
  • Section B: $70
  • Section C: $52