• Old Grove Festival 2019
  • Old Grove Festival 2015 - Photo by Yana Magruder
  • Photo: The Thugz
  • Old Grove Festival 2017 - Photo by Tracie Riedel

Old Grove Festival


Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

September 12, 2020 - Cancelled
4:30 PM - 8:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE: (As of June 26, 2020) We are disappointed to have to cancel this popular annual event for 2020. The uncertainty of whether we could have an outdoor concert with even a reduced crowd in September and the fact that we could not meet our net profit goal led to this decision.  We look forward to coming back as strong as ever in 2021.

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.

2021 Entertainers will include: 

(More information and links to videos coming soon)

Dirty Cello


From China to Iceland, and all over the U.S., Dirty Cello brings the world a high energy and unique spin on blues and bluegrass. Led by vivacious cross-over cellist, Rebecca Roudman, Dirty Cello is cello like you’ve never heard before. From down home blues with a wailing cello to virtuosic stompin’ bluegrass, Dirty Cello is a band that gets your heart thumping and your toes tapping!

"Dirty Cello’s music is all over the map: funky, carnival, romantic, sexy, tangled, electric, fiercely rhythmic, and textured, and only occasionally classical." Oakland Magazine

One Grass Two Grass

One Grass Two Grass is sure to have you swaying with your lover, stomping with your brother, smiling with your mother, and having just a plain old good time with one another.

One Grass Two Grass at the Old Grove Festival in 2017.

Real Sarahs


“A perfect blend of voices supported by minimal instrumentation (and) beautiful arrangements. These gals got it going on!”

-Alex DeGrassi Grammy nominated finger style guitar player


Show Time and Tickets

Performance Times 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. Opener starts at 5:00 pm, followed by other bands.

AdmissionAttendees 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. If you are bringing children, please refer to the pricing chart below.

Checking in at the GateThe Old Grove Festival is a ticketless event. Physical tickets will not be mailed or available for pick-up. When you arrive, please check in at Will Call to receive your festival wristbands and meal vouchers (if you have purchased a pre-sold meal). Note: Online ticket purchasers and comps will have their name placed on a reservation list at Will Call.

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).

Tickets go onsite on May 1, 2020 - Seating & PricingTickets are sold based on 3 tiers:


Pricing Levels Regular Price Member Discount (20% on regular price) Early Bird – until July 15 Benefits
Redwood Circle $85 $68 $80 Private bar, glass and drink, Rows 1-2
Preferred $65 $52 $60 Rows 3-4
General $45 $36 $40  
Child $10 $8 $10  


Child AdmissionChildren 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 an Additional Child Ticket for each additional child. Children will be seated in the same seating section as the parents/guardians.


Food & Drink

Food, beverages, including wine and beer will be sold. Picnics are welcome, however NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL may be brought into the theater. Purchase pre-sale meal tickets early as they generally sell out.

Pets are not allowed past the gates or in the theater. Smoking is prohibited in the theater -- please user designated stations outside the venue.

Pre-Sold MealsDon't care for fast food? Don't want to think about dinner? Enjoy a full meal at the show by adding a Pre-Sold Meal to your Old Grove Festival order! To ensure a timely serving schedule, pre-sold meals will be available for pick-up at 1/2-hour time slots. Meal vouchers will be distributed at Will-Call on the day of the show.

Menu includes: TBD


Band Merchandise

Info coming soon!


Interested in working behind-the-scenes at a concert? Then we want you! 

For more information, please email us or call 707-869-9177 x 0.

Directions & Parking

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.



With Thanks to our Festival Producers

The Old Grove Festival is produced by Jim and Kathy Ocean of Oceanworks Productions.



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