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 An MP3 AUDIO PROGRAM to enjoy while going over the schedule.

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Tips for the Scottish Rite Center
  • Friday and Saturday nights there will be tickets at the door but it's always a good idea to reserve yours at Brown Paper Tickets.
     
  • Parking is tight in the neighborhood. MAX red and blue lines stop in front of the SRC. MAX yellow stops four blocks east. Buses stop at the SRC. Bike racks will be installed at the front entrance.
     
  • Bring water bottles and coffee mugs to the Scottish Rite Center Friday and Saturday to help save on wasted cups.

 
 
Yes, we are asking for volunteers!

All of us performers and organizers volunteer our time at The Gathering, but we need you to make the festival happen. Because The Gathering inspires and energizes our own old-time music and dance community and has influence throughout the Northwest and west coast, you can be sure that your contribution will be felt for years to come. There are benefits to volunteering that include free admission to paid events, and there are a variety of tasks you can help with. To volunteer or for more information, please email potmgvols@gmail.com or fill in our handy-dandy online form.
  

 
Wednesday
January 11 - The Kick-Off Party!
  7:30pm Succotash
Gallus Brothers

Bois D'orme Cajun Allstars


The Spare Room
, 4830 NE 42nd Ave 503-287-5800  map
          FREE - 21+
 
Thursday
January 12 - Jam Session!
  7pm 'til late

 
  Jam at The Moon with W.B. Reid & Bonnie Zahnow
The Moon and Sixpence, 2014 NE 42nd, 503-288-802  map
          FREE - 21+
Thursday
January 12 - Square Dance!
  7-10 pm Calling by Zach Hudson and Amy Hofer
Music by Uncle Wiggily and Flat Rock String Band

No dancing experience needed - Join the party!
 
The Polish Hall, 3832 N. Interstate Avenue -
street map  
            FREE - All ages
 
   
  
Friday
January 13 - The Big Concert!
  8:00pm
7:00
  Pre-show in the lounge: The New Five Cents
8:00  Concert in the auditorium:
The Tallboys
Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms
Rich Hartness
 
$10 advance / $15 door - kids 12 and under free

The Scottish Rite Center 1512 SW Morrison
Entrance on north side of building. 503-226-7827   map

 
Parking is limited but the Max train stops at the SRC, buses are great, and there will be bike racks at the front entrance.

SRC floorplan
 
 
 
Friday
Post-Concert Square Dance!
  11:10pm On the stage right after the concert - join in the fun!
Gabe Strand
and Porterbelly
 
 
      Charles Espy, by permissiion
Saturday
January 14 - All Afternoon Jamming, Workshops, Concerts, Dancing!
  noon - 5pm The Scottish Rite Center, 1512 SW Morrison - Entrance on Morrison, north side of building. 503-226-7827    FREE - All Ages     
street map      SRC floorplan       Rachel Gold's 2008 songbook
 
Parking is limited but the Max train stops at the SRC, buses are great, and there will be bike racks at the front entrance.
 
 
The jam sessions are open to the public and take place all over the building! Are you new to playing music? We have a slow speed jam session tailored just for you. Take a clogging lesson, try out the archaic Sacred Harp singing style, enjoy wonderful concerts, have fun with your kids in the family dance! And it's all free, although any kind of donation is appreciated and will go toward defraying the cost of the Gathering.
 
    
 





Saturday
January 14 - The Legendary Saturday Night Square Dance!
  7pm ~
12:15am
 
   
2 dance floors! - 7 bands! - 7 callers!           
          All Ages - Beginners are welcome!
$10 advance / $15 door - kids 12 and under free
Admission after midnight, Jan 14 changes to $15
         Buy advance tickets at the kickoff party Wednesday
         and the dance Thursday

 
The Scottish Rite Center
1512 SW Morrison - Entrance on Morrison, north side of building. 503-226-7827     street map      SRC floorplan
 
Parking is limited but the Max train stops at the SRC, buses are great, and there will be bike racks at the front entrance
  
 







Sunday
January 15 - The Cabaret!
  1:00-3:00
Mission Theater, 1624 NW Glisan 503-223-4527  map
             FREE - All Ages
Doors open at 12:30pm.
Hosted by buzzsaw banjo builder Brooks Masten, the Cabaret features many short performances.


The Cabaret is your chance to get on stage and strut your old-time stuff. These are often some of the most surprising and memorable performances of the week! While some acts are predetermined by the organizers, there are several spots available on a first come, first served basis. Sign-up with Sarah Ells at the information table in the Scottish Rite Center on Saturday at 4pm.  
 
 
 
 
CABARET PERFORMERS' GUIDELINES
 
     Solo acts – one song
     Duos/bands – two songs
     Old time acoustic music - any style
     No electric instruments, pickups or drum kits

 
  
 
 
Sunday
January 15 - Square Dance at The Village Ballroom!
  7:00-9:00
While this event is supported by Bubbaville, it is an independent dance and not an official part of the Gathering. Bubbaville and the Sunday dance organizers offer it as another way for festival-goers to say their goodbyes and twirl off into the sunset.

Caller: Charmaine Slaven       Band: Riley Calcagno & Friends
All ages welcome  ~  No dancing exerience needed

The Village Ballroom, 700 NE Dekum, 503-283-1100   map
           $7 or sliding scale  ~  All ages
 
 
Sunday
January 15 - Foghorn Party at The Moon!
  7:30pm
Foghorn's traditional warm-hearted long goodbye, unamplified, good food and drink, time to visit, make farewells and wind down.

The Moon and Sixpence, 2014 NE 42nd ~ 503-288-7802  map
          FREE - 21+  
 
 
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