We are planning for an in-person 2022 Old Songs Festival on June 24, 25 & 26 at the Altamont Fairgrounds.


The 2021 Old Songs Festival, June 25–27 is VIRTUAL! 

The event will take place on Zoom and be viewable on your computer, tablet, smartphone and more. Daytime events in the 1890 Building and the Evening Concerts will be simulcast on Folk Music Notebook , the “Internet’s Finest Folk Radio”. Evening Concerts will also be live-streamed on the Old Songs YouTube channel.

Featuring over 90 Concerts, Workshops, Dances, Family Events and Learn Hows with over 70 artists including:

Friday, Saturday and Sunday Evenings:
“Main Stage” Concerts
(simulcast on Folk Music Notebook and YouTube)

Saturday & Sunday Daytime:
Workshops, Performances, Learn Hows,
Family Events, sightings of Roger the Jester,
and more!

Saturday & Sunday Daytime:
Dance (really) — Contras, English Country,
Hawaiian, Tap and more!

Friday & Saturday Evening:
Open Mics at 5 pm

Saturday Morning:
Ballad Sing hosted by April Grant

Sunday Morning:
Shape Note Sing hosted by the Amidons

Friday, After Concert:
Open Sing
hosted by Cate Clifford

Saturday, After Concert:
Pub Sing
 hosted by Amanda Witman

Crafts Area and more!

View the Full Virtual Old Songs Festival Schedule

Prefer a Printed Schedule? Download the Virtual Old Songs Schedule PDF and print it out!


Old Songs’ Directors and staff thank you for your support that allows us in these times to continue to bring into your homes the music and artists you love, as well as those you may come to love.

2021 Virtual Festival Lineup:

Click on the artist’s name to view when they are performing.

If you have tickets for the in-person festival that were rolled over from last year, you may once again roll them over to 2022, request a refund, or let us know if you would like to use them as a donation to Old Songs by emailing us or leaving us a message at 518-765-2815.




The Old Songs Festival and Generations Project are made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Old Songs, Inc. is funded in part by a Humanities New York CARES Grant with support
from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the federal CARES Act



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