• Old Grove Festival 2015 - Photo by Yana Magruder
  • Photo: The Thugz
  • Old Grove Festival 2017 - Photo by Tracie Riedel
2019 Shows to be Announced
Special VIP Packages will be available for a weekend of fun and entertainment!
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
September 14 and 15, 2019
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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.
Ticket Sale Dates - To be Announced

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2018 Headliner - New Monsoon

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San Francisco rock quintet New Monsoon is the collaborative vehicle for the vocal and instrumental prowess of founding members Bo Carper (acoustic guitar and banjo), Jeff Miller (electric guitar) and Phil Ferlino (keys). Now well into its second decade of national touring, the band also features the muscular rhythm section of Marshall Harrell (electric bass) and Michael Pinkham (drums).

New Monsoon's original compositions are an experience of musical textures, rhythms, ideas and moods. Distilling the sounds of Psychedelic and Southern Rock, Delta Blues, and World music, New Monsoon melds a diverse host of influences including Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, The Allman Brothers band, bluesman Mississippi John Hurt and world music pioneers Shakti. Their 3-part harmony vocals also harken Crosby, Still, Nash and Young and The Band. At any given performance, the audience enjoys a synthesis of genres from bluegrass to reggae, funk to down home rock 'n' roll.


2018 Opener - Kathy Kallick Band

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The Kathy Kallick Band is based along the west coast — Kathy and Tom are from the San Francisco Bay Area, Annie’s from Portland, Cary from Seattle, and Greg from Anchorage — but their powerful mixture of original and classic material, mirroring their distinctive combination of traditional and contemporary sensibilities, has great appeal everywhere.

There is a tendency to think of West Coast bluegrass as being softer, jazzier, and somehow “other” than traditional. This can be the case, but there is also a school of bluegrass in Northern California which has, from the beginning, been steeped in Monroe-based tradition — as well as welcoming to women and original songs.

Kathy Kallick has been leading bands in this traditional brand of West Coast bluegrass for many years, and continues to evolve as one of the music’s extraordinary composers and vocalists.


Show Times & 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 5:30 pm, followed by the headliner at 6:30 pm.

Attendees 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 Gate
The 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).

Seating & Pricing
Tickets are sold based on 3 tiers:

  Member Price  Regular Price
General Seating (middle to back rows)  $28 $35
Preferred Seating (behind Redwood Circle)  $44 $55
Redwood Circle Seating (front rows)
Includes a complimentary wine or beer glass + 1 FREE beverage at the Redwood Circle bar. 
$64 $80

Child Admission
Children 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.

  Member Price  Regular Price 
Additional Child Tickets  $8 $10
Tickets now on sale!

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 Meals
Don'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:

  • BBQ Chicken with Green Salad & Corn on the Cobb
  • Grilled Veggies with Green Salad & Corn on the Cobb

Additional Concessions
Regular fare will be available at our food tent, including:

  • Sausages & hot dogs (meat or veggie options, with your choice of condiments)
  • Thai cabbage salad
  • Cookies, chips & more!

Band Merch

Info coming soon!             


Interested in working behind-the-scenes at a concert? Then we want you! Come volunteer at the 13th Annual Old Grove Festival featuring New Monsoon & Kathy Kallick Band, in Armstrong Redwoods SNR on Saturday, September 15, 2018 from 4:30-9:00 PM.

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 Community Concerts.




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