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Welcome to Austin Friends of Traditional Music

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Founded in 1974, AFTM fosters and supports traditional music and dance from the many different cultures and communities found in Austin and its surrounding areas.  We encourage playing, learning, dancing, and sharing our musical heritage in its many forms as they evolve with each new generation.

We sponsor the annual Austin String Band Festival and Mid-Winter activities. We regularly host house concerts, jam sessions, dances. AFTM serves as an educational and informative resource through its Reel Times newsletter,web page and workshops.

Join AFTM Today!

Reel Times Summer 2017

The Summer 2017 edition of the Reel Times newsletter is here. Don't miss it! You can view this and past editions on the Newsletters Page.

News and Coming Events

Austin String Band Festival,
October 20-22

Camp Ben McColloch

Save the date!

On-line ticket purchase available soon from Brown Paper Tickets.

More details here.

Festival Admission

Tickets are available at the gate by cash, check or credit card.

  General AFTM Member Student *
Friday only
Red Band
$30 $25 $20
Saturday only
Pink Band
$40 $35 $30
Weekend
Blue Band
$50 $45 $40
Kids under 16
Star Band
Free

* students must provide ID

AFTM Meeting and Jam - September 10

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The AFTM Monthy Meeting and Jam is held on every second Sunday at Sam's Town Point
Meeting at 12:30 pm – Jam to follow at 2:00 pm..

Note the change of venue!

 

Go here for location and more information ...

swannanoa-xs.jpgScholarship:

Swannanoa Old-Time Music and Dance Week - July 23-29, 2017

AFTM offers an annual scholarship to a young musician, singer or dancer (30 years old or younger) to attend the Swannanoa Old-Time Music and Dance Week at Warren Wilson College, Asheville, North Carolina.

This year's recipients have been selected.  Watch for more information and think about applying for 2018.

Click here for details.

stonesoup-instruments-200.jpgStone Soup Sessions August 20 

Change of Venue!

Due to a plumbing problem at Texas Music Museum, The Stone Soup Sessions Tune and Song Circle location has temporarily changed. On August 20, the location is at the home of Stuart Hampton at 8701 United Kingdom Drive, Austin.  Same time, 2pm to 5pm.

Watch for next month's update.

Calendar

Click the button to show our Google calendar of AFTM events and other related traditional music and dance events. Click any event for more information.

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