September 14, 2013
Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve
The Annual Old Grove Festival takes place at the historic Redwood Forest Theater in Armstrong Redwoods SNR. 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.
2013 Old Grove Festival Headliner - "Ramble in the Redwoods"
Details to be decided - check back
OLD GROVE INFORMATION
PERFORMANCE TIMES: 4:00 - Gates open, Great Feast, including wine/beer bar, Pre-show entertainment
6:00 - Opener, 7:00 Headliner
DIRECTIONS: From River Road in Guerneville, travel 2 miles north on Armstrong Woods Rd
ADMISSION: Each show—General: $25.00, Children (5-12): $10.00 (One child up to age 12 will be admitted free with one paying adult); Redwood Circle seating is sold out.
TICKETS: Reservations are now on sale. This is a ticket-less event - your name will be placed on a reservation list at the gate. Tickets are non-refundable however they are transferable (use the name the tickets were issued under or email email@example.com to change the name on your reservation). Tickets will be on sale through our office until Thursday, September 13th at 5 p.m. After that, if tickets are still available they can be purchased at the gate on the day of the show.
SEATING: First come, first serve in section purchased (Reserved seats for group purchases) The benches are wooden. You might want to bring a pad to sit on for your comfort.
PARKING: 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.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES: Food, beverages, including wine and beer will be sold. Picnics are welcome, however no alcohol may be brought into the theater. Purchase Pre-sale Meal tickets early as they may sell out.
Dogs and other domesticated pets are not allowed in the theater area. Smoking is prohibited in the theater.
2013 Old Grove Festival Date - September 14
"Ramble in the Redwoods"
The Old Grove Pre-sale Meal
Tickets are now on sale for The Great Feast. In order to facilitate a timely serving schedule, guests will be able to purchase tickets for 1/2 hour time slots during which can must pick up their food. Feast tickets will be available at Will-Call on the day of the show.
PRE-SALE MENU OPTIONS
FOOD SOLD AT THE EVENT
Sausages Galore - multilple condiments available
Caesar Salad - with or without chicken
TICKETS will be available from our office until Thursday, September 12th at 5 p.m. A limited number of tickets may be available at the event unless the show sells out.
Reservation Information - This a ticket-less event
Note: This is a ticketless event, which means that your name will be on a reservation list at the gate. Please bring your email receipt for verification. Tickets are limited and non-refundable; however, they are transferable. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to change the name on your reservation.
Purchasing Reservations - Last chance for Tickets
In Person or by Phone - Tickets can be purchased at the Stewards office at Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve or by phone. Please call (707) 869-9177 for hours and directions.
Festival Producers - The Old Grove Festival is produced by Jim and Kathy Ocean of Community Concerts.
2013 SPECIAL EVENT SPONSORS
Stewards is very grateful to the following Special Event Sponsors. Their generosity helps us bring you these special events! Sponsorship Opportunities are still available. CLICK ON THE SPONSOR LOGO TO GET TO THEIR WEB SITE.
Thanks to Sonoma Uncorked for advertising our events on their website. A great resource for Sonoma events, information about Sonoma wineries and much more!
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