12th Annual Old Grove Festival

Progressive New GrassOG 2015 in the Redwoods
Armstrong Redwoods SNR

Saturday, September 16th, 2017
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. 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 Old Grove Festival is now SOLD OUT!

No tickets will be sold at the gate. If you have purchased a ticket, your name will be on a reservation list at the gate (opens at 4:30 PM).

Headliner - Dead Winter Carpenters


Reminiscent of genre-benders like Jack White, Chris Thile, and Sam Bush, Americana band Dead Winter Carpenters harmoniously blends refined musical ability with a scarcely restrained tendency to let it all hang out. The result is a controlled burn, a riveting sound, and a connection with fans that sells out shows and has the band sharing stages with the likes of Jason Isbell, Greensky Bluegrass, and Hard Working Americans.

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Opener - One Grass Two Grass

One Grass Two Grass

One Grass Two Grass delivers high energy, hard driving, fun loving, old-timey, new-timey, good-timey, California string band music. Through richly lyrical, naturally inspired originals cushioned by a bed of old mountain tunes and the occasional stomping classic rock number, their unique sound is expressed as a mesh of yesterdays established protocols with the need to bring strings to the times in their own exciting way.

Website | Facebook | Twitter

Show Times & Tickets

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.

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).

The venue is an open-air theater with bench-style seating. To ensure maximum comfort, it is recommended that you bring a seat cushion (no chairs).

Tickets are sold based on 3 tiers:




  Member Price Regular Price
  General Seating (middle to back rows) $28 $35
  Preferred Seating (behind Redwood Circle) $44 $55
  Redwood Circle Seating (front rows)
  Includes a complimentary wine or beer glass + 1 FREE beverage         at the Redwood Circle bar.  
$64 $80

Redwood Forest Theater Venue Seating

Children ages 0-12 are FREE as long as each child is accompanied by 1 paying adult. If the number of children EXCEED the number of paying adults, please purchase an Additional Child Ticket for each additional child. You must choose the SAME SEATING SECTION as your adult ticket.


    Member Price     Regular Price  
  Additional Child Tickets   $8 $10


Limited Edition Graphic Tee

OG shirt logo

Stewards is excited to present our first ever Limited Edition Graphic Tee to commemorate this year's Old Grove Festival! Only 119 will be made, so be sure to pre-order yours today!

Note: Pre-ordered shirts will be available for pick up at the event. Any leftover stock will be available for shipping through our online store after the event.


Interested in working behind-the-scenes at a concert? Then we want you! Come volunteer at the 12th Annual Old Grove Festival featuring Dead Winter Carpenters, in Armstrong Redwoods SNR on Saturday, September 16, 2017 from 4:30-9:00 PM. 

For more information, please email Sarah or call 707-869-9177 x 5#.

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.


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.

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.


  • Sausage plate with potato salad and baked beans
  • Portobello mushroom plate with green salad


  • Sausages & Hot Dogs (meat or veggie options, with your choice of condiments)
  • Thai Cabbage Salad
  • Cookies, Chips & More!

The Old Grove Festival is produced by Jim and Kathy Ocean of Community Concerts.

2017 Sponsors

Stewards would like to thank the following Sponsors of our 2017 Special Events. These community events are made possible because of you!

To visit our sponsors, click on the logos below. To become a sponsor, contact Michele.

BHH logo RCU logo Sonoma County logo
RR Rec & Park Russian River Getaways logo Maresca Money Management logo
RR Rotary logo WA Bank  Barefoot Wines logo
 Moshin logo  JFW logo  La Crema logo
 Korbel logo  Wild Hog logo  Fogbelt logo
 Applewood Inn logo  Pinoli logo  Blomster logo
 Chef Patrick logo  BBM logo NB logo 
 Taylor Maid logo  
 SCG logo  Bohemian logo  SWTN logo
 KRUSH logo  SpeedPro logo  Guerneville Graphics

More coming soon!






Live Chat Software
thumb_2_OG_2015_2.jpg thumb_2_luningblackandwhite.jpg Old Grove Festival - Poor Man's Whiskey Mother Hips played the Old Grove Festival September 13, 2014 One Grass Two Grass coming September 19, 2015 to Old Grove Festival Photo: The Thugz 2009 Photo: Old Grove Festival Photo: Old Grove Festival Photo: Old Grove Festival Photo: Mighty Chiplings 2009 Photo: Mighty Chiplings 2011
© Copyright 2016 Stewards of the Coast and Redwoods
Office: 17000 Armstrong Woods Road, Guerneville, CA 95446
Mail: PO Box 2, Duncans Mills, CA 95430 · (707) 869-9177
Terms & Privacy · Site Map · Website by