Folk Music Concerts
The following folk music concerts are presented by The Living Tradition. These concerts feature international and local artisans of contemporary folk music and traditional folk music.
To view a list of artists who have performed in The Living Tradition concert series, click Concert History, or scroll to the bottom of this page. These events are partially funded by a grant from the Anaheim Arts Council.
Note: The Living Tradition newsletter will continue to be mailed, but concert fliers will be sent by e-mail. Click here for more information.
Location & Time
All concerts are held on the 3rd Saturday of most months at the Anaheim Downtown Community Center, 250 E. Center St., in Anaheim (in the heart of Orange County). Free parking.
Concerts start at 7:30 PM, unless otherwise noted.
Unless otherwise noted: $18 per person ($15 with Living Tradition membership discount). Children under 18 FREE with paid adult.
For reservations, concert information and booking
inquiries, please call Ron at (714) 997-8590 or e-mail
Oct 21, 2017
John Batdorf Along the way, John has worked with many of the cornerstone figures of the music business as an artist, garnered cult status as a classic folk-rock singer-songwriter, and has reinvented himself as a successful film and TV composer, session vocalist, and inspirational musician in the substance recovery community. John’s breakthrough moment came as a part of the folk-rock duo, Batdorf & Rodney, alongside acoustic guitar whiz and harmony partner Mark Rodney (son of the great jazz trumpeter Red Rodney who played with Charlie Parker). John was the pair’s primary songwriter and singer, and his balmy musicality and tenderly uplifting lyrics fit right in alongside 1970s Laurel Canyon scene artists such as Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, Jackson Brown, the Eagles, and Joni Mitchell. Batdorf & Rodney had the distinction of being recorded by visionaries such as Ahmet Ertegun, David Geffen, and Clive Davis. The twosome played Carnegie Hall and toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Canada, sharing the stages with such esteemed artists as America , Seals and Crofts, Dan Fogelberg, Linda Ronstadt, Jackson Browne, and many more. In May of 2011, Batdorf & Rodney were elected into the Las Vegas Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame. John continues to be a most prolific singer, songwriter, entertainer and is much sought-after by concert venues throughout the US.
Gemini Bruce Farwell and Renata Decher make up the wonderful duo Gemini. Known for their close harmonies, smooth arrangements, and warm and friendly manner, Gemini has delighted audiences throughout the Southern California area in a variety of settings, including clubs, performing venues, house concerts, radio shows, and folk festivals. They perform a diverse repertoire including pop and standards, tunes from shows and musicals, country and folk favorites, humorous songs and many originals. Renata's songwriting and Bruce's arrangements and outstanding guitar playing are hallmarks of this excellent duo. They have won several awards for their singing and playing, and have produced two CD's, Twin Spirits and Heart, Heart and Soul.
Nov 18, 2017
Men of Worth In 1986, Scotsman Donnie Macdonald and Irishman James Keigher came together to perform Irish and Scottish folk music, combining traditional and contemporary styles. The name "Men of Worth" was chosen from the title of a folk song written by the Scottish singer/songwriter Archie Fisher. Together Men of Worth blend their voices with harmony and support their collection of songs with their varied selection of instruments. They have a very simple approach to their presentation, and in keeping with tradition, remain true to the music and story. Their show is a unique combination of humor, exciting tunes, and soulful, heartfelt ballads. Amongst other notable credits, Donnie and James are responsible for your concert coordinator, Carol Schryver-Bloom, discovering her voice and nurturing her passion for Celtic music. Men of Worth are an international act and have earned much respect and success in over thirty years of touring together. Performing concerts and festivals, with twelve albums to their credit, Men of Worth continue the very tradition from which they've evolved.
The MacMammals have come full circle. The husband and wife team of Carol Schryver-Bloom and Ron Bloom share the evening with old musical pals. The MacMammals have drawn influence from Men of Worth over the years and will be presenting their own unique selections of music from Ireland, Scotland, England, and North America. Backed up by guitar, mandolin, and Irish bouzouki, Carol’s crystalline vocals blend with Ron’s warm harmonies to produce a unique compilation of music that can only be described as “MacMammalian.”
Dec 16, 2017
No concert this month. Happy Holidays.
If you are an artist who wishes to be considered for an
appearance at The Living Tradition concert series,
please first review the Concert History below.
Does your music fit in with this diverse group of
The following artists have performed in The Living Tradition Concert Series (since 1999) or are booked for upcoming shows:
The Brilliant Gypsies
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
Chuck E. Costa
Freebo & Photoglo
Ken & Phee Graydon
Richard Lappin & Rob Balmuth
Nathan & Jesse
One Foot In
Rick Shea (solo)
Sion & Anderson
Chris Stuart & Backcountry
Also, we're on Meetup.com. Search for "folk" or "dance" in Anaheim, CA.