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 www.TheLivingTradition.org (for the annual schedule, video, audio, photos, and more). Here's a video of our jam and contra dance:

http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7R5Prx-rkc

Find witty descriptions of contra dancing at http://www.sbcds.org/contradance/whatis/

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

Upcoming events (5+)

Live Acoustic Music Concerts on 3rd Saturdays

Anaheim Downtown Community Center

Please check on our website at www.thelivingtradition.org/concerts for the 2019 concert schedule. 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 usually required, unless the event sells out.)

Jam with acoustic instruments & musicians (or just listen).

Anaheim Downtown Community Center

Come play traditional/roots/folk music in a relaxed & casual atmosphere. We usually start-off with slower tunes; we never get real fast or competitive. Tunes are picked by members of the jam, usually from the Fiddler's Fakebook. We often have fiddles, guitars, banjos, flutes, mandolins, recorders, cellos, an upright bass, and more. We jam from 5 to 6:45 pm. A donation of $2 is requested. For more info' contact Patty McCollom at [masked] or (714)[masked]. Some of us stay to enjoy our contra dance with live band, starting at 7:30, preceded by a free lesson at 7:10. Bring walking shoes and join us! For more information, please visit www.TheLivingTradition.org

Enjoy Contra Dancing - No partner needed, free lesson, beginner-friendly.

Anaheim Downtown Community Center

Contra dance: no fancy footwork, just walking figures to lively music - and lots of laughter. We are beginner-friendly and also have a free lesson at 7:10 pm. No partner needed! We change partners every dance, and boy-girl doesn't matter; so come alone, with a group, or with a partner. Dress for a little exercise & wear comfy shoes. We offer free cold lemonade (and usually a dessert or snack). For more about contra dancing and our dances, visit http://www.thelivingtradition.org If you can walk; you can contra dance. If you hear the live band and see the fun, you cannot resist! Dancing begins at 7:30 and ends at 10:30. Prices: $10 for non-members; $8 for members, seniors, Anaheim residents, & students. Kids under 18 are free with a paid adult. For more info’ contact Jocelyn Vilter at [masked] or [masked]. Find witty descriptions of contra dancing at http://www.sbcds.org/contradance/whatis/ Here's a video of our jam and contra dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7R5Prx-rkc

Live Acoustic Music Concerts on 3rd Saturdays

Anaheim Downtown Community Center

Please check on our website at www.thelivingtradition.org/concerts for the 2019 concert schedule. 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 usually required, unless the event sells out.)

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