KAUAI OLD TIME GATHERING

Kōkeʻe LODGE ::: NOVEMBER 16-18, 2018

Old time music and culture festival in the heart of Kokee State Park

 First Annual Kauai Old Time Gathering - Closing Performance by the Waimea Wompers

First Annual Kauai Old Time Gathering - Closing Performance by the Waimea Wompers

Fiddles, banjos, guitars, mandolins, basses, voices! Fun, food, campfires, mountains! Join us for our second annual Kauai Old Time Gathering at the beautiful and historic Kokee State Park.

Come one, come all musicians, singers, dancers, music and fun lovers. Bring your instruments and your tents for one full week of old time music, dancing, camping, learning, teaching and jamming. There will be a number of beds  in private cabins and bunkhouses available first come, first serve. There are many tent camping options. Camping opens Monday November 12th, 2018, with the main events of the gathering to take place Friday November 16th through Sunday November 18th. 

This gathering is focused on learning rather than performance . All skill levels will be welcome to attend a variety of musical  workshops on topics ranging from traditional banjo playing to fiddling to vocal harmonies. There will also be opportunities to learn about hula, foraging, cooking, blacksmithing and other crafts. Everyone is welcome, whether you play an instrument, love to listen or just want to relax in a beautiful place surrounded by mountains and music. Explore over 50 miles of hiking trails in a diversity of unique Hawaiian ecosystems. 

Learn more about our visiting featured artists here.

Workshops and schedule will be announced Summer 2018. Stay tuned!

Please look over the park safety information here.

We are partnering with the Kōkeʻe Resource Conservation Program to offer gathering attendees a special and unique opportunity to learn about Kauaiʻs native ecosystems and help eradicate invasive species. The workshop will take place Friday November 16 8am-noon. Please email us at kauaioldtime@gmail.com with the number and age of everyone in your party to reserve a place for this exciting project. We will start the day off with a short orientation of Kauai ecology and the activities of the KRCP. After that we then head out to the worksite to do invasive weed removal. We could also possibly do outplanting of native plants from our nursery. This is a very special opportunity to give back to our gracious host, one of the most unique environments in the world, Kokee State Park. 

 

 Jamming by the fireplace at Kokee Lodge opening night 2017

Jamming by the fireplace at Kokee Lodge opening night 2017

 Fun at the Square Dance!

Fun at the Square Dance!

 Fun times with the boys at the cabin in 2017

Fun times with the boys at the cabin in 2017

 Even callers gotta eat breakfast

Even callers gotta eat breakfast

 

Sponsored by Kokee Lodge, Hale Puna and Morelock Music.