The Hammer Dulcimer Rendezvous is an annual festival for students and aficionados of the hammer dulcimer.
The 2019 HD Rendezvous, took place May 16-19, and we had a lot of fun! 2020 will take place the same Thursday-Sunday time frame: in between the weekends of Mothers Day and Memorial Day
Check in on this page for general notices, or better yet, get on our email update list. Updates go out a few times a year, usually just before and after the ‘Vous, and then again when Registration begins in the fall and winter months.
To get on our email update list, please contact Mick Doherty.
The 2020 ‘Vous will take place May 14-17 at Hull Park in Sandy, Oregon.
Our lineup of instructors will be announced as soon as we have everybody, well, lined up.
On-site check-in will start at noon on Thursday, May 14. The Rendezvous will wrap up at noon on Sunday, May 17.
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.