The Hammer Dulcimer Rendezvous is an annual festival for students and aficionados of the Hammer Dulcimer.
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The 2019 ‘Vous will take place May 16-19 at Hull Park in Sandy, Oregon. We’re happy to announce that Patti Amelotte and Tina Bergmann will be featured instructors this time around! Steve Schneider has agreed to join us once again for the ‘Vous. If he didn’t live in Michigan, we’d call him a Local Hero!
Speaking of Local Heroes, negotiations are once again under way in an undisclosed location with our Local Heroes, and we’re hoping to have most of ’em back with us again.
On-site check-in will start at noon on Thursday, May 16. The Rendezvous will wrap up at noon on Sunday, May 19.
The event features workshops for hammer dulcimer players at all skill levels from beginning to advanced, as well as instructor concerts, panel discussions, jam sessions, an open mic concert, a chance to buy recorded music, instructional books and musical items from our instructors’ tables of wares, and a raffle of items donated by participants. The Saturday Night Dance has become highlight of the ‘Vous!
Hull Park features dorm rooms (2 twin beds per room), several discreet sound spaces for workshops and jams, a professional kitchen (and staff!) as well as a newly constructed shower facility. On-site RV parking (no hook-ups) and camping (lots of good lawns, and on a clear day, a view of Mount Hood), as well as nearby hotels are further lodging options for registrants.
Pete Ballerstedt is our noble founder, and maintainer of our Facebook page where you can see photos and hear some folks playing at previous Rendezvous.