lake missoula

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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The Missoula Old Time Social

April 23-25, 2020

Lake Missoula Old Time’s premiere event is the Missoula Old Time Social, three days full of old time jams, concerts, workshops for old time music and dance, as well as a huge community square dance and cakewalk. Check out all of the events on our Schedule Page.

The Old Time Social is an opportunity for everyone to gather together around old time music. It’s all about connection—sharing fiddle tunes, meeting new folks, learning a new instrument or learning new tunes or techniques on your old standby. It’s a social!

And there’s a little something for everyone. Dust off your instrument, singing voice, or dancin’ shoes and head over to the jams and workshops. Bring your young people friends for the Family Dance.

We hope to see you at the social—happening April 22-25 in Downtown Missoula!

Check out our visiting artists for 2019: Charmaine Slaven & Charlie Beck of Squirrel Butter!


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.