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.
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).
Doors open at 7:00 PM. Concerts start at 7:30 PM, unless
Unless otherwise noted,
recommended donation is
per person ($20 with the Living Tradition membership). Children under 18
with paid adult.
Cash or check
only at the door. Online purchases are
not supported at this time.
Concert reservations are
To make a reservation, call (714) 926-8244 (cell phone
accepting voice or text messages), or send an e-mail to
Our Covid-19 Policy
Our Covid protocols are intended to promote the health and safety of our
community. As of July 1, 2023,
masking is optional but is encouraged at
all our events. In addition,
a Covid vaccination and booster are
although they are recommended. Attendees at our concerts must:
Click here to view our
Covid Policy webpage.
Feb. 17, 2024
Our February concert has been cancelled.
Mar. 16, 2024
Apr. 20, 2024
provide an eclectic Celtic, British Isles, and
North American acoustic music experience.
May 18, 2024
Banshees in the Kitchen
music with eclectic skill and merry abandon.
Touring and recording since 2002, this group has
delighted audiences in festivals, theaters,
living rooms, and countless other venues from
New York to Los Angeles, and as far as Japan.
They take traditional Celtic tunes, find the
sweet spot between old and new, stirring it all
up with trademark playfulness and musicality
they term “banshee-fying.”
June 15, 2024
No concert in June. Summer break.
July 20, 2024
No concert in July. Summer break.
Aug. 17, 2024
No concert in Aug. Summer break.
Sept. 21, 2024
Ken O'Malley is a
true ambassador of Irish culture. He
infuses every performance with the rich history
of his native land, and audiences quickly become
engaged with his compelling stories.
Oct. 19, 2024
Concert and contra dance
Schedule details to be released in the future.
Band: Contra Capers (Belinda Thom, James Flaherty, and Cheryl Ooten).
Nov. 16, 2024
D-Squared is an acoustic
singer/songwriter duo composing and
performing on folk instruments and voice.
Many of thieir songs are nature-based, with
a penchant for long views and broad
Dec. 21, 2024
No concert in December.
will be added as it becomes available.
The schedule is subject to change.
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 artists?
The following artists have performed in The Living Tradition
Concert Series (since 1999) or are booked for upcoming
Albert & Gage
Banshee in the Kitchen
Bev Barnett & Greg Newlon
Ruth Barrett & Cyntia Smith
Cathy Barton and Dave Para
Lou & Peter Berryman
The Better Halves
Blue Deux &
The Brilliant Gypsies
The Browne Sisters & George Cavanaugh
Burning Heart Bluegrass
Cache Valley Drifters
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
Donna Lynn Caskey
Conjunto los Pochos
Chuck E. Costa
The Crooked Jades
The Devil’s Box String Band
Fur Dixon & Steve Werner
Four Shillings Short
Dan Frechette & Laurel Thomsen
Freebo & Photoglo
Steve Gillette & Cindy Mangsen
Ken & Phee Graydon
Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines
Holdstock & MacLeod
Honey Whiskey Trio
I See Hawks in L.A.
Bill & Kate Isles
JC and Laney
Jeni and Billy
Richard Lappin & Rob Balmuth
Jamie Laval & Ashley Broder
Lilies of the West
Academy of Irish Dance
Kate MacLeod and Kat Eggleston
Men of Worth
Greg & Margie Mirken
Miskey Mountain Boys
Murphy Family Band
Nathan & Jesse
Tracy Newman and the Reinforcements
New World String Project
One Foot In
The Palm Wine Boys
William Pint & Felicia Dale
The Joel Rafael Band
The Andy Rau Band
Red Moon Road
Dennis Roger Reed
Rocky Neck Bluegrass Band
Russell & Bruce Kaplan
Sabrina and Craig
Phil Salazar and the Kin Folk
The Salty Suites
Rick Shea (solo)
Rick Shea & Brantley Kearns
Shelby and Tieg
Sion & Anderson
James Lee Stanley
Chris Stuart & Backcountry
The Tinker's Own
When Pigs Fly!
Willson & McKee
Wimberley Bluegrass Band
John Wort Hannam
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