Lake Missoula Old Time

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Old Time


Unplug and connect through old time music & dance

Lake Missoula Old Time creates opportunities to engage with one another, face to face, in real time, around old time music and dance. Learning old time music by ear, playing it, and dancing to it is our bread and butter.

Share tunes at one of our jams, learn to play the banjo and explore the percussive possibilities of clogging at one of our workshops, or do-si-do away an evening at one of our beginner-friendly square dances. Our events are free or low-cost and are open to everyone — at all levels of experience. Unplug and connect with your community through old time music and dance.


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Tune Up & Participate

Lake Missoula Old Time hosts monthly old time jams at Western Cider. Square dances are a near-monthly night of ridiculous fun for all ages and abilities - newcomers especially. And we have workshops for singers, players, dancers, and callers throughout the year.

It all culminates at our three-day event, the Missoula Old Time Social, bringing hundreds of people from across Montana and the Pacific Northwest to be a part of the celebration.

Members of The Wood Hogs met at the first ever Missoula Old Time Social in 2017 and continue to play at events around Missoula.

The Beet Tops help nonprofit Garden City Harvest break in their new barn and facilities with a grand ole square dance.


Who’s it for?


We welcome gents, ladies, gents with gents, ladies with ladies, non-binary people, brown people, white people, blue people, and everyone in between.