Previous events

Black Mountain Music Festival

 —  —, Blue Ridge Assembly - 84 Blue Ridge Assembly Dr. , Black Mountain, NC 28711

A week-long dulcimer festival October 16-21, starting Saturday, ending Thursday. Great workshops, concerts and jamming in the Blue Ridge Mountains during the colorful leaf season! Ruth will be teaching Intermediate and Advanced levels Hammered Dulcimer workshops all week. Steve and Ruth will be performing together in one of the nightly concerts. Join us in 2021!

QuaranTUNE 5.0 Virtual Dulcimer Fest

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Online virtual live workshops and concerts using Zoom Meetings. Two days (Fri & Sat) of workshops for Hammered Dulcimer, Mountain Dulcimer, Ukulele, Banjo, Guitar and other stringed instruments. Five concerts by the various instructors over four days. Ruth will be teaching Hammered Dulcimer and Steve will be teaching Ukulele, Clawhammer Banjo, & Guitar. Please sign up and join us for a great music weekend brought right to your home.

One of the many tragic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic is the nearly universal paralysis of the arts. An important segment of the artistic community includes the dulcimer community.

QuaranTUNE Dulcimer Festival was formed for two purposes. First, to provide a two-day online venue for those who love the music, friendships, and sense of family so unique to dulcimer festivals. And second, to show love and support for dulcimer professionals who also are victims of the many cancelled festivals and workshops.

Steve and Ruth Smith

We are so sorry to inform you that all of our 2021 scheduled festivals and concerts have been cancelled due to COVID-19 conditions, except Black Mountain Music Festival in October.


Steve and Ruth Smith Online Live Concert

QuaranTUNE Dulcimer Festival

A Steve & Ruth online live concert event Sunday at 12:45 pm EDT.

Online/ Virtual QuaranTUNE Dulcimer Festival

June 5 & 6 for a global virtual event with live workshops & concerts from your favorite dulcimer and ukulele instructors. Steve and Ruth will be instructors at this worldwide event online/live

Steve and Ruth Smith LIVE concerts & festival appearances CANCELLED until further notice

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Due to the Covid-19 virus situation, Steve and Ruth Smith LIVE concerts & festival appearances CANCELLED until further notice.


Florida Accoustic Winter Gathering

1000 East First Ave., Mt. Dora, Florida

February 7 & 8 - The Florida Acoustic Winter Gathering is a celebration of acoustic and folk music in central Florida that offers workshops for both beginner and experienced musicians. Also, there is an instructors concert on Saturday evening.


January 10 & 11

Dayton Dulcimer Society Festival, Dayton, Ohio



Hawaii, Nov. 29-Dec 3 Oahu (Main Island), Dec 4-16 Hawaii Kona (Big Island)

We will be returning for our yearly tour of Hawaii. We'll be performing various private and public performances. We lived and performed nightly at resorts in Hawaii from 1975-1990.


YMCA Blue Ridge Assembly

Black Mountain Music Festival, 84 Blue Ridge Circle, Black Mountain, North Carolina

This is one of our favorite festivals and we get to enjoy a whole week together in classes during the day. The evening concerts are great fun - you never know what might happen! We'll be one of the many vendors there, too. Come see the Master Works "Ruth Smith" model:


Sept. 18-22. Winfield, Kansas

Walnut Valley Festival, 918 Main Street, Winfield, KS

The Walnut Valley Festival runs 5 days each September that include hands on music related workshops, four stages providing over 200 hours of live professionally performed acoustic music, 8 different acoustic instrument championship contests – including the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship. Music lovers come to this event in South central Kansas from around the world.


Live Drive at Five

WPAQ Radio, WPAQ Broadcast Studios, Mt. Airy, NC

You can listen live online at

We will be performing live in studio for the entire hour from 5-6 pm EDT, 4-5 pm CDT, 3-4 pm MDT, 2-3 pm PDT

WPAQ radio "Voice of the Blue Ridge" is a Traditional, Roots, and Bluegrass music radio station started in 1948 in Mt. Airy, NC. and continues to be one of the few radio stations nationwide programming traditional Appalachian roots music on a daily basis PLEASE GIVE A LISTEN to our performance on their August 2 "Live Drive at Five" online worldwide at

Listen free online


Original Dulcimer Players Club Funfest

Original Dulcimer Players Club Funfest, Evart, Michigan

A true "original" festival with tons of classes for all levels and great evening concerts. Vending offers a huge variety of dulcimer-related items. Come see us at our booth where we'll have the new Master Works "Ruth Smith" model dulcimer for sale and/or custom order!


Kentucky Music Week

Kentucky Music Week, Bardstown, KY

An annual staple in the dulcimer world, this weeklong festival offers a really huge variety of classes and concerts in the evenings. It's like a homecoming week! If you need any dulcimer gear, this is a great festival to pick something up and we'll be vending, also. Talk to Ruth about the new Master Works "Ruth Smith" model:


June 8 & 9

Gebhard Woods Dulcimer and Traditional Music Festival, Goold Park, Northern Avenue, Morris, IL

We enjoy this festival which is centrally located in IL - that means YOU can come! Two days of classes along with concerts all day! We enjoy the hour long concerts by all the artists as you get to really hear their music.


Dulcimer Jamboree

Ozark Folk Center, Mountain View, AR

Come join us in Arkansas! It's been 8 years and we're looking forward to returning to this terrific festival. Wonderful workshops and great concerts!


Kona, Hawaii (Big Island) January 16-28)

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii


Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii (January 10-15)

Honolulu, Hawaii


June 8 & 9

Heartland Dulcimer Fest, 1811 N. Miles St, Elizabethtown, KY

This is a great annual music festival with jams, concerts and workshops. Join us in E-Town!