September 14 • 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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Armstrong Redwoods State Natural Reserve

September 14, 2019

4:30 PM - 9:00 PM

The Annual Old Grove Festival takes place at the historic Redwood Forest Theater in Armstrong Redwoods SNR in September. This beautiful open-air theatre was built in the 1930s. Concerts and theatrical events took place there for decades until the theater was closed in the 1980s out of concern for natural resource protection. In 2006, the theater was reopened for limited use by Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods (Stewards) and California State Parks. Event reservations are limited to alleviate environmental impacts and due to parking limitations.

The Old Grove Festival features an outstanding variety of musical and theatrical productions that help Stewards raise funds to support our educational and stewardship programs, as well as continued advocacy for all State Parks. The festival also benefits the Save the Redwoods League, a nonprofit organization that protects and restores redwood forests and connects people with their peace and beauty so these wonders of the natural world flourish.

Get 20% off tickets


For questions, contact Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods at (707) 869-9177 and


Saturday, September 14

The Sam Chase & the Untraditional


Show Times & Tickets

Performance Times 
Gates open at 4:30 pm. Pre-sold meals may be picked up at this time. Early arrival includes early access to the wine and beer bar, choice of seat in your seating section. Opener starts at 5:30 pm, followed by the headliner at 6:30 pm.

Attendees must have a ticket reservation to enter. Online ticket purchasers and comps must check in at Will Call to collect their wristbands and meal/beverage coupons (if applicable). Drop-ins may purchase tickets at the door if tickets have not sold out. If you are bringing children, please refer to the pricing chart below.

Checking in at the Gate
The Old Grove Festival is a ticketless event. Physical tickets will not be mailed or available for pick-up. When you arrive, please check in at Will Call to receive your festival wristbands and meal vouchers (if you have purchased a pre-sold meal). Note: Online ticket purchasers and comps will have their name placed on a reservation list at Will Call.

Ticket reservations are non-refundable, but may be transferred to another party (the tickets will remain under the name in which they were purchased unless you contact us requesting a name change).

Seating & Pricing
Current members of Stewards qualify for a 20% discount off tickets. Early Bird ticket pricing ends on August 15, so be sure to get them before they’re gone!

  • Redwood Circle seating is in the first 2-3 rows 

  • Preferred seating is 2-3 rows behind the Redwood Circle seats

  • General seating starts behind preferred seating

Tickets will be on sale online until Friday, September 13 at 12 noon and then they will be available at the gate at 4:30 on Saturday, September 14.

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One child (up to age 10) gets in free with a paying adult

Discount codes will be sent via email or call (707) 869-9177 for info.

Other ticket outlets:




Food & Drink

Food, beverages, including wine and beer will be sold. Picnics are welcome, however NO OUTSIDE ALCOHOL may be brought into the theater. Purchase pre-sale meal tickets early as they generally sell out.

Pets are not allowed past the gates or in the theater. Smoking is prohibited in the theater -- please user designated stations outside the venue.

Pre-Sold Meals
Don't care for fast food? Don't want to think about dinner? Enjoy a full meal at the show by adding a Pre-Sold Meal to your Old Grove Festival order! To ensure a timely serving schedule, pre-sold meals will be available for pick-up at 1/2-hour time slots. Meal vouchers will be distributed at Will-Call on the day of the show.

Menu includes:

  • BBQ Chicken with Green Salad & Corn on the Cobb

  • Grilled Veggies with Green Salad & Corn on the Cobb


Docent-led Hikes

Docent-led hikes through our old growth redwood forest will be offered prior to the gates opening each day. Docents will meet you in the front parking lot of Armstrong Redwoods in front of the Welcome Center. Docents will be from Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods. The cost is $20 per person. Discounts apply.

Purchase as an add-on to your ticket here.

Lodging & Camping

6 campsites for one night are available at Bullfrog Pond Campground for 2-4 attendees per site at a cost of $100. Reserve a campsite as an add-on to your ticket here.

  • This price includes camping and shuttle service to/from the Old Grove Festival venue for attendees for the night of the show. Campers can choose which night (Friday or Saturday) by calling (707) 869-9177.

  • Camping is also available by separate reservation at Sonoma Coast State Park (Wrights Beach or Bodega Dunes), which is about 45 minutes from Armstrong Redwoods. Reservations can be made a

  • For other lodging options in the area contact the Russian River Chamber at

Become a Festival Volunteer

Interested in working behind-the-scenes at a concert? Then we want you! Come volunteer at the 14th Annual Old Grove Festival. Just click on the button below and sign up!

For more information, please email us or call 707-869-9177.


 Directions & Parking

From River Road in Guerneville, travel 2 miles north on Armstrong Woods Rd.

Parking and shuttle service is provided. (Walking up to ¾ mile may be required; bring flashlights, seat cushions & warm clothes; shuttles provided for those in need). Shuttle service begins 1/2 hour before the gates open.

Those with special needs should call (707) 869-9177 for specific parking information. 


17000 Armstrong Woods Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446


With Thanks to our Festival Producers

The Old Grove Festival is produced by Noise Pop and  Jim and Kathy Ocean of Oceanworks Productions.



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