Willamette Valley Old-Time Social
Based in Eugene, Oregon, Mud City Old-Time Society is an organization run entirely by volunteers. We organize concerts, workshops, jams and square dances, as well as an annual festival, the Willamette Valley Old-Time Social. The Social attracts players from around the country who share our love of old-time music, and offers opportunities to share tunes, learn new ones, dance, and make new friends. We’d love to see you next spring!
Our Mission in the Community
Mud City Old-Time Society is dedicated to supporting old-time music and dance in the Southern Willamette Valley. We are a progressive, inclusive community that sponsors concerts, workshops, jams and square dances open to people from any background and experience level. If you are interested in the power of participatory music and social dance, we invite you to come play and dance with us!
Music for Everyone
As a precursor to bluegrass, old-time string band music is acoustic and lively. We host concerts, workshops and a variety of jams that welcome new players just getting started, as well as more experienced players wanting to play more up to speed.
Have a Dance With Us
Our square dances always feature live bands as well as callers who teach everything you need to know on the spot. You don’t need any special clothes or even a partner—there will be plenty of fun folks to dance with. Check out our events to learn more!