All Events

Special Events


Contact Us



Folk Music Concerts

The following folk music concerts are presented by The Living Tradition. These concerts feature international and local artisans of contemporary folk music and traditional folk music. 

To view a list of artists who have performed in The Living Tradition concert series, click Concert History, or scroll to the bottom of this page. These events are partially funded by a grant from the Anaheim Arts Council.

Note:  The Living Tradition newsletter will continue to be mailed, but concert fliers will be sent by e-mail.  Click here for more information.

Location & Time

All concerts are held on the 3rd Saturday of most months at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E. Center St., in Anaheim (in the heart of Orange County).  Free parkingConcerts start at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.


Unless otherwise noted:  $16 per person ($13 with Living Tradition membership discount).  Children under 18 FREE with paid adult.


For reservations, concert information and booking inquiries, please contact Gary Trobridge at concerts@thelivingtradition.org or (714) 955-3807.

Announcing a change of The Living Tradition Concert Coordinators: 

Gary & Terri Trobridge will step down as Concert Coordinators with Ron Bloom and Carol Schryver taking over the role effective January 1, 2017.  

 Ron & Carol

Click here to read Gary's announcement letter. (PDF)



Oct 15, 2016

Jeni and Billy’s music transports their audiences to the Appalachian coal country that is the inspiration for so much of their music.  Novelist Lee Smith says of them: "Jeni and Billy's stunningly original music is as old as the hills, yet brand new at the same time.”  From LA, Corrina Carter learned guitar at an early age and continued to love, collect, play and share interpretations of the songs she loved.  Her first album "Lady in the Moon" was born out of a labor of love for song, her deeply cherished companion.

Oct online flier (PDF)

Nov 19, 2016

The Devil’s Box String Band supplies a revisionist-western take on fiddle tunes from around the world using energetic and eclectic music rooted in the styles of bluegrass and folk.  Distilling the essence of Bill Monroe, Flatt & Scruggs, and Bob Wills into a heady spirit of moaning fiddle, burbling banjo, dandelion mandolins and high-lonesome harmonies, Chris Murphy’s raging fiddle and lead vocals drive the band.

Nov online flier (PDF)


Dec 17, 2016

No concert tonight in Anaheim.  Happy Holidays.

Attention Artists:

If you are an artist who wishes to be considered for an appearance at The Living Tradition concert series, please first review the Concert History below.  Does your music fit in with this diverse group of artists?

Concert History

The following artists have performed in The Living Tradition Concert Series (since 1999) or are booked for upcoming shows:

Albert & Gage 

Les Amis

Joyce Andersen

Caren Armstrong 

Paul Arnoldi 

Audrey Auld 

Sherry Austin

Banshee in the Kitchen

Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon

Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith 

Cathy Barton and Dave Para

John Batdorf 

Mike Benecke

Bettman & Halpin 

Bob Bennett

Kate Bennett

Richard Berman 

Chris Berry 

Lou & Peter Berryman

Blue Mama

Bryan Bowers 

Mikki Brisk

Severin Browne

The Buccaneers

Burning Heart Bluegrass

Fil Campbell

Kate Campbell 

Corrina Carter

Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer

Donna Lynn Caskey

Joanna Cazden

Phil Christie


Colerick-Corbett Band

Brad Colerick

Lui Collins

Conjunto los Pochos 

Tom Corbett 

Chuck E. Costa

Debra Cowan 

Ronny Cox

Shaun Cromwell

The Crooked Jades

Joe Crookston



Michael DeLalla 

Bill Dempsey 

The Devil’s Box String Band

Fur Dixon & Steve Werner

John Doan

Ray Doyle

Maria Dunn

Cliff Eberhardt

Kat Eggleston 


Aireene Espiritu

Joel Fafard

Aengus Finnan 

Beth Fitchet Wood  

Four Shillings Short 

Bob Fox 

Michael Fracasso

David Francey 

Bob Franke

Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen


Freebo & Photoglo

Kerry Getz

Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen

Susie Glaze 

Jim Goodin

Richard Grainger 

Tracy Grammer 

Ken & Phee Graydon

Melissa Greener

Patrick Hanifin 

Jack Hardy 

Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines

Melanie Hersch

Anne Hills 

Holdstock & MacLeod 

Deborah Holland 

Honey Whiskey Trio

Houston Jones

James Hurley

Erin Inglish

Bill Isles

Bill & Kate Isles

David Jacobs-Strain

JC and Laney

Jeni and Billy


David Jones

Diana Jones

Brian Joseph 

Martyn Joseph

Cindy Kalmenson

James Keelaghan 

Steve Key

Dan Krikorian

Richard Lappin 

Richard Lappin & Rob Balmuth

Dale LaDuke

Jamie Laval & Ashley Broder

Tom Lewis 

Lilies of the West 

Tom Long

Jez Lowe 

Aedan MacDonnell

Kate MacLeod 

Kate MacLeod and Kat Eggleston

The MacMammals

Ashley Maher

Jim Malcolm 

David Mallett

Marley’s Ghost

Evan Marshall

Amy Martin 

Terence Martin 

David Massengill 

Mary McCaslin 

Cathy-Anne McClintock 

Andrew McKnight 

Michael McNevin

Sarah McQuaid

Reg Meuross

Greg & Margie Mirken 

Katy Moffatt 

Pete Morton 

Clare Muldaur

Heidi Muller

Murphy Family Band

The Muses

Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements 


Claudia Nygaard

Lisa O'Kane 

Ken O’Malley

One Foot In

Christina Ortega 

The Palm Wine Boys 

Robin Pearl

Brian Peters 

Chris Peterson

Jim Photoglo

William Pint & Felicia Dale 

Darryl Purpose

Chuck Pyle

The Joel Rafael Band 

The Andy Rau Band

Red Moon Road

Dennis Roger Reed 

Harvey Reid 

Jenny Richards

T.R. Ritchie

Andy Robinson

Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band

Garnet Rogers

David Roth

Claudia Russell 

Sabrina and Craig

The Salty Suites

Tanya Savory  

Chico Schwall

Secondhand Smoke

Rick Shea (solo)

Rick Shea & Brantley Kearns 

Cosy Sheridan

Kathrin Shorr

Sally Shuffield

Sion & Anderson 

Sligo Rags

Small Potatoes

Michael Peter Smith

Squeakin' Wheels

James Lee Stanley

Chris Stuart & Backcountry 

Jean Synodinos

Dulcie Taylor

Ric Taylor

Jack Tempchin

The Tinker's Own 


Ernest Troost 

Mark Turnbull

Alice Wallace

Wendy Waldman

Phil Ward  

The Waybacks 

Erica Wheeler

When Pigs Fly! 

Jon Wilcox

Jack Williams

Willson & McKee

Joyce Woodson 

John Wort Hannam

Jenny Yates 

Hans York  

Bob Zentz


Return to schedule of upcoming concerts.


Visit The Living Tradition on Facebook.

Also, we're on Meetup.com.  Search for "folk" or "dance" in Anaheim, CA.