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.
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:
Why reserve in advance?
For reservations, concert information and booking
inquiries, please call Ron at (714) 997-8590 or e-mail
June 15, 2019
The Flaw are alumni of the Living Tradition. Their musical explorations include bluegrass and a panoply of American roots music such as folk, country, rockabilly, jazz, pop, and Western swing featuring lightning instrumental solos (fiddle, banjo, mandolin, dobro, guitar) and tight vocal harmonies.
July 20, 2019
Lilies of the West: This four women (and one male) band presents music from Appalachia, Louisiana (Cajun,) Ireland, and Scotland. They are upbeat, and the music is toe-tapping complete with funny stories.
Banshee in the Kitchen: Three women (Brenda Hunter, Jill Egland, and Kat Edmonson) perform Celtic music on fiddle, flute, accordion, and guitars. They take traditional Celtic tunes and find the sweet spot between old and new.
Aug. 17, 2019
I See Hawks In LA is a California country band with a unique approach to roots music. They have been featured performers at the National Folk Alliance showcase and festivals all over the U.S. and Europe, and the UK.
Sept. 21, 2019
Karen Hart is an award winning singer/songwriter. Karen is the singing voice of in the Showtime movie , she wrote all of the songs for the cult classic , and she has performed on numerous occasions with the and the .
Tall Men Group, featuring Marty Axelrod, Severin Browne, Jeff Kossack, John Stowers, Ed Tree, and Jimmy Yessian, is a collaboration of singers/songwriters who challenge themselves to each write one new song per month.
Oct. 19, 2019
Alan Reid is a Scottish folk multi-instrumentalist and songwriter. He was a founding member of Battlefield Band, which combined traditional Celtic melodies and new material. Reid is a prolific and fluid songwriter, his compositions full of imagery and stories of common folk and historical figures as well. As interesting and moving as the stories are, his musical compositions leave the listener with a strong, memorable and very singable melody.
Nov. 16, 2019
Dan Frechette & Laurel Thompsen are a Canadian-American-Folk-Roots duo performing on guitar and fiddle. They combine soaring violin, diverse guitar styles, compelling storytelling, a dash of harmonica and humor, and unique vocal rapport for a dynamic, engaging, polished performance.
The MacMammals are the husband - wife team of Carol Schryver-Bloom and Ron Bloom. Their specialty is songs from Ireland, Scotland, England, and North America. From heartfelt ballads to rousing sea shanties, their music weaves historical tales with folklore and humor.
Dec. 21, 2019
No concert tonight. Happy Holidays!
Jan. 18, 2020
The Alleycats are America’s Doo-Wop group, serving up a perfect blend of 1950’s and 60’s hits and hilarious comedy. A music and comedy show featuring the greatest hits of the 50s and 60s. You have seen the Rat Pack. Now meet the Cat Pack!
Additional 2019 concerts details will be added as information 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 shows:
The Brilliant Gypsies
Dave Carter & Tracy Grammer
Chuck E. Costa
Freebo & Photoglo
Ken & Phee Graydon
Richard Lappin & Rob Balmuth
Murphy Family Band
Nathan & Jesse
One Foot In
Rick Shea (solo)
Sion & Anderson
Chris Stuart & Backcountry