3rd Annual String Gathering

Friday & Saturday, April 10th & 11th

The String Gathering is an indoor, traditional music jam-festival, in Baraboo, WI. The fest provides an opportunity for musicians all across Wisconsin, it’s bordering states and beyond, to come together and celebrate their common love of traditional music, and shake off the long Midwestern winter.

Hosted at the Clarion Convention Center in Baraboo, WI, The fest features two whole floors of jam space! We will also be scheduling some themed jams this year, hosted by musicians of note around the area.

Themed Jams

This year we’ll be having a handful of themed jams on Saturday, in the 5th floor suite! Here’s the current schedule (check the website and/or the door of the 5th floor suite (or twitter) for last minute adjustments):

Saturday, April 11th:

  • 10:30 am – Mimosa Jam: open jam!
  • 2:00 pm – Bill Monroe/Kenny Baker Jam: with hosts Brian Ray & Paul Kienitz
  • 3:30 pm – Midwestern Old-Time Jam: with host Chirps
  • 5:30 pm – Irish Jam: with hosts Jim McVeigh


Reserve your room by calling the Clarion and mention you’ll be attending “The String Gathering” rate to secure our group rate of $58. Rooms are available on jam floors and non-jam floors. Make sure to state your preference.

Clarion Convention Center – 626 W Pine St Baraboo, WI (map) – (608) 356-6422

More Info

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