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Live Acoustic Music Concerts on 3rd Saturdays
August 18: The New World String Project performs! Sept. 15: Evan Marshall. Miskey Mountain Boys open. Oct. 20: Tracy Grammer. Claudia Russell & Bruce Kaplan open. Nov. 17: Men of Worth. Bernice Lewis opens. Join us for contemporary and traditional folk music with Celtic, British Isles & American roots as well as current singer/songwriters working more-or-less in these styles. You will hear internationally-known touring acts and up-and-coming artists (many from Southern California). Join us (we usually number 50 to 80) in the beautiful Downtown Anaheim Community Center to be recharged or relaxed. Admission is only $18 ($15 if you become a member), unless otherwise noted. Children under 18 are FREE with a paid adult. For reservations or concert information please call Ron at (714)[masked] or e-mail [masked] (Reservations are not required, but are very helpful to our all-volunteer crew.) See info' about past and future artists on our webpage:

Anaheim Downtown Community Center

250 E. Center St. · Anaheim, CA

What we're about

Join us to enjoy live folk and traditional music. Hear live artists at our Concerts. Jam with other amateur musicians. Contra dance to a live band!

It's all hosted by "The Living Tradition", a non-profit formed in 1982 to preserve and promote traditional (live) folk music and its newer forms, plus contra dancing. We are friendly. Our events are smoke-free, alcohol-free, and open to all.

Our Concerts feature artisans of contemporary and traditional folk music at the low cost of $18 (unless otherwise noted). TLT members pay only $15. The concerts begin at 7:30 (please arrive earlier) on 3rd Saturdays (almost all). Children under 18 are free with a paid adult.

Our Contra Dances begin with a free lesson at 7:10pm. Dancing costs from $8 to $10 (kids free w/paid adult). The dancing begins at 7:30; final waltz at 10:30 pm - on most 4th Saturdays.

Enjoy our acoustic Jam from 5 to 6:45pm, on most 4th Saturdays. A donation of $2 is requested.

Learn more about our events at (for the annual schedule, video, audio, photos, and more). Here's a video of our jam and contra dance:


Find witty descriptions of contra dancing at

Our Anaheim events are partially funded by a generous grant from the Anaheim Arts Council.

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