The Living Tradition is a non-profit organization working to support and preserve traditional music and dance in Southern California. We host contra dances, contemporary and traditional folk music concerts, and traditional music jams nearly every month at the beautiful Anaheim Downtown Community Center at 250 E. Center St., in Anaheim, California.
All of our events are family-friendly and are open to the public. Admission prices for dances and concerts are modest, and children under 18 years are free with a paid adult. We ask a $2 per person contribution for our music jams to defray rental costs. Bring your friends, make new friends, get some exercise (dancing), or just relax and enjoy traditional American music.
Our Concerts, Dances, and Jams
We sponsor some online events while the community center concerts, jams, and dances are not possible. Check the Online Events page for virtual event details.
The Living Tradition concert series presents international and local artisans of contemporary and traditional folk music for a modest cost in an intimate setting.
Our contra dances allow folks of all ages to dance to live music and enjoy easy-to-learn traditional dance – without a partner.
Our traditional music jams bring musicians (and singers) together in a relaxed atmosphere where all levels and talents are welcome, including those who simply want to hear traditional music or song.