September 17th, 2016
Redwood Forest Theater
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
Gates open at 4:30 pm, show begins at 5:30 pm.
The Annual Old Grove Festival takes place at the historic Redwood Forest Theater in Armstrong Redwoods SNR in September. This beautiful open-air theatre was built in the 1930s. Concerts and theatrical events took place there for decades until the theater was closed in the 1980s out of concern for natural resource protection. In 2006, the theater was reopened for limited use. Event reservations are limited to alleviate environmental impacts and due to parking limitations.
The Old Grove Festival features an outstanding variety of musical and theatrical productions that help Stewards raise funds to support our educational and stewardship programs, as well as, continued advocacy for ALL State Parks.
Poor Man's Whiskey
Gates open at 4:30 pm. Pre-sold meals may be picked up at this time. Early arrival includes early access to the wine and beer bar, choice of seat in your seating section, and a sneak peak of the show during sound checks. Opener starts at 5:30 pm, followed by the headliner at 6:30 pm.
Attendees must have a ticket reservation to enter. Online ticket purchasers and comps must check in at Will Call to collect their wristbands and meal/beverage coupons (if applicable). Drop-ins may purchase tickets at the door if tickets have not sold out.
CHECKING IN AT THE GATE
The Old Grove Festival is a paperless event. Physical tickets will not be mailed or available for pick-up. When you arrive, please check in at Will Call -- online ticket purchasers and comps will have their name placed on a reservation list at the gate.
Ticket reservations are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another party (the tickets will remain under the name in which they were purchased unless you contact us requesting a name change).
The venue is an open-air theater with bench-style seating. To ensure maximum comfort, it is recommended that you bring a seat cushion (no chairs).
Tickets are sold based on 3 tiers:
|Member Price||Regular Price|
|General Seating (middle to back rows)||$24||$30|
| Preferred Seating (Behind Redwood Circle)
| Redwood Circle Seating (Front rows)
Includes a complimentary wine or beer glass + 1 FREE beverage at the Redwood Circle bar.
NOTE: Children ages 0-12 are FREE as long as each child is accompanied by 1 paying adult. If the number of children EXCEED the number of paying adults, please purchase a children's ticket for each additional child. You must choose the SAME SEATING SECTION as your adult ticket.
|Member Price||Regular Price|
|Additional Child's Ticket||$8||$10|
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From River Road in Guerneville, travel 2 miles north on Armstrong Woods Rd.
Parking and shuttle service is provided. (Walking up to ¾ mile may be required; bring flashlights, seat cushions & warm clothes; shuttles provided for those in need). Shuttle service begins 1/2 hour before the gates open.
Those with special needs should call (707) 869-9177 for specific parking information.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES: Food, beverages, including wine and beer will be sold. Picnics are welcome, however NO alcohol may be brought into the theater. Purchase pre-sale meal tickets early as they generally sell out.
Dogs and other domesticated pets are not allowed in the theater area. Smoking is prohibited in the theater.
Paid reservations can be made for a pre-sale meal. In order to facilitate a timely serving schedule, guests will be able to purchase tickets for 1/2 hour time slots during which can must pick up their food. Meal tickets will be available at Will-Call on the day of the show.
PRE-SALE MENU OPTIONS
Pulled Pork Sandwich with coleslaw and another side dish (Member) $16 (Non-member) $20
Portabello Mushroom Sandwich with coleslaw and another side dish (Member) $16 (Non-member) $20
OTHER FOOD SOLD AT THE EVENT
Sausages/Hot Dogs Galore - Meat and Veggie and multilple condiments available
Thai Cabbage Salad - with or without chicken
Festival Producers - The Old Grove Festival is produced by Jim and Kathy Ocean of Community Concerts.
2016 Event Sponsors Stewards is very grateful to the following Special Event Sponsors. Their generosity helps us bring you these incredible special events! Sponsorship Opportunities are still available. CLICK ON THE SPONSOR LOGO TO GET TO THEIR WEB SITE.
2016 Event Sponsors
Stewards is very grateful to the following Special Event Sponsors. Their generosity helps us bring you these incredible special events! Sponsorship Opportunities are still available. CLICK ON THE SPONSOR LOGO TO GET TO THEIR WEB SITE.