More Past Events


2013 and earlier...

  • 10/8/13: AFTM to host a very special musical experience featuring author, musician, and 2013-Grammy nominee Stephen Wade, Concert presentation/book-signing, Violins Etc, 6013 Burnet Road, Austin, TX, Tuesday 8 p.m
  • 11/19/11: AFTM/Central Market Showcase, AFTM and Central Market feature another great showcase of Austin bands at Central Market on November 19th at 5 p.m. Great flatpicker Max Zimmet and band open the show, followed by the wonderful vocal and instrumental wizards The Carper Family, and ending with The Lost Pines' fresh, driving bluegrass.

    3/25/11 Evie Ladin House Concert, Friday, 8:00 pm, plus workshops, same weekend.

  • 3/19/11 Bruce Molsky Workshops at the Pittman's, for intermediate to advanced old-time musicians, fiddle 1:00 - 3:00pm and banjo 3:30 - 5:30pm.

  • 3/19/11 Bruce Molsky plays for Third Saturday contra dance, at Carpenters' Hall, 500 Joesphine St,  8 – 11pm

  • 3/19/11: Double Eagle String Band opens for the Austin Lounge Lizards at Texas Union Theatre

  • 3/19/11: Bruce Molsky at another great AFTM sponsored house concert at the Pittman’s, 8:00pm.

  • 2/12/11: Saturday 8:00 pm, Orrin Star House Concert plus workshops, private lessons same weekend.

  • 4/10/10: AFTM Showcase: Chojo Jacques & Billy Bright, Steelhead String Band, Ruby Jane Perform at Central Market North on April 10th

  • 4/2/10: Kalimba Showcase at Ruta Maya - AFTM is sponsoring a 3-act kalimba showcase at Ruta Maya from 7 to 10 p.m. on April 2nd. The concert will feature three great kalimba players: Daniel Leonidas, a 72 year old African refugee from Burundi, Africa; Ralph White, local songwriter, banjo wizard and former Bad Liver fiddler; and Joel Laviolette, the leader of the extraordinary drum band Rattletree Marimba.

    3/26/10: Great Double Feature March 26th: The Stairwell Sisters & Freighthoppers! 8pm - 10pm, Ruta Maya Coffee House, 3601 South Congress

    3/23/10-3/24/10: Rafe Stefanini Workshop & House Concert, Rafe Stefanini, nationally recognized, fabulous old-time fiddler and banjoist, will offer a fiddle workshop on Tuesday, March 23, 7-9pm.  On the following day, Wednesday, March 24, he will perform a house concert from 8-10pm.

    1/30/10: AFTM Music Showcase -AFTM and Central Market are once again sponsoring a great evening of free music. The concert will feature Big Jug Band, Rattletree Marimba and 1001 Nights. The show is at Central Market North from 5:00 until 9:00p.m. Big Jug Band is a great big rollicking bunch of musicians playing jazzy old-time favorites with vaudevillian flair. Rattletree Marimba plays pulsing, joyful, hypnotic Zimbabwean dance music ona stunning array of marimbas and other percussion instruments. 1001 Nights entrances listeners with Middle Eastern Music - exotic instruments and exotic sounds.

    2/19/10: House Concert with Orrin Star,an award-winning guitarist and mandolin player who combines hot picking, cool singing and good humor. Once described as "Arlo Guthrie meets Doc Watson", he plays a repertoire that ranges from bluegrass standards to little-known folk gems, Celtic fiddle tunes to finger-style blues. 8 - 10 p.m.; Mandolin workshop at Fiddler's Green, February 21, 2010.

  • 3/23/10;The Stairwell Sisters from San Francisco will play two sets of kicking old time music at Ruta Maya beginning at 8:00 p.m.
  • 11/14/09: AFTM/CentralMarket Showcase of Austin bands sponsored by Austin Friends of Traditional Music and Central Market.

  • 4/24/09: Woods Tea Co. House Concert, Vermont string band

  • 3/25/09: Rafe and Clelia Stefanini House Concert southern style old time music

  • 2/6/09 Phineas Cloudship's Flying Folk Festival at Flipnotics at the Triangle 4600 Guadalupe, Friday, with Fat Man & Little Boy (the Atomic Duo) – 9:45-10:30 pm, Twangzilla – 10:30-11:15 pm, The Austin Balkan Singers – 9:00-9:45 pm, Hogeye – 8:15-9:00 pm

  • 10/4/08: Traditional Art & Music Show, Central Market (North), Saturday,  BoureeTexane5-6 pm, RisingGorgeBoys6:30-7:30pm, Lost&NamelessOrchestra8-9 pm