40th Old Songs Festival — Postponed to 2021

In light of the serious and deadly public health concerns surrounding the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic sweeping the nation and globe, the 40th Old Songs Festival of Traditional Music and Dance has been postponed to June 25–27, 2021. The health and safety of our audience members, performers and volunteers is of paramount importance to us and our events will not resume until it is once again safe to congregate in groups, and the Covid-19 virus no longer poses a health risk.

If you have already purchased festival tickets, your tickets will be valid at the festival in 2021. If instead you’d like to donate the amount you paid to help support Old Songs during this crisis or would like a full or partial refund please contact us at sales@oldsongs.org or 518-765-2815.

We are looking to rebook as many of the same artists as possible for 2021, and hope that all of you stay safe and healthy to return to the festival in 2021.

As our nation confronts this crisis, please follow the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the World Health Organization care for each other, and stay home, safe and healthy.

Touring folk artists, whose music so enriches our lives, are facing the loss of considerable income during these challenging times, as are the organizations that present their music. Please take the time to support the artists and Old Songs in other ways while community gatherings are suspended. As part of the stimulus package the IRS is allowing an above the line charitable contribution of up to $300, which means you can take that deduction for the 2020 tax year even if you don’t itemize.

Old Songs’ Directors thank you for your continuing support of our organization.

Stay safe and healthy. We hope to be able to start up concerts, classes, jam sessions and more this fall, and of course the 40th Old Songs Festival in June 2021.