• Old Grove Festival 2019
  • Old Grove Festival 2015 - Photo by Yana Magruder
  • Photo: The Thugz
  • Old Grove Festival 2017 - Photo by Tracie Riedel


Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

September 14, 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.

Info and Purchase Tickets  


Show Time and 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.

AdmissionAttendees 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 GateThe 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 & PricingTickets are sold based on 3 tiers:

  Member Price Regular Price
General Seating (middle to back rows) $36 $45
Preferred Seating (behind Redwood Circle) $52 $65
Redwood Circle Seating (front rows)
Includes a complimentary wine or beer glass + 1 FREE beverage at the Redwood Circle bar.
$68 $85

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

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 MealsDon'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 ConcessionsRegular fare will be available at our food tent, including:

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

Band Merch

Info coming soon!


Interested in working behind-the-scenes at a concert? Then we want you! 

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 Noise Pop and  Jim and Kathy Ocean of Oceanworks Productions.



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