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

Old Grove Festival

2018 performers will be announced soon - check back!
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
Saturday, September 15th, 2018
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.





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. You must choose the SAME SEATING SECTION as your adult ticket.

  Member Price  Regular Price 
Additional Child Tickets  $8 $10
Tickets will go on sale on May 1, 2018

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:

  • Sausage plate with potato salad and baked beans
  • Portobello mushroom plate with green salad

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!




Interested in working behind-the-scenes at a concert? Then we want you! Come volunteer at the 12th Annual Old Grove Festival featuringDead Winter Carpenters, in Armstrong Redwoods SNR on Saturday, September 16, 2017 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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