Fort Collins Community Barn Dance!
Join us on Saturday, February 27, and March 26 from 7:30-10:00 PM at Wolverine Farm Letterpress & Publick House for a community barn-style dance! This ain’t your Greatgrandma’s square dance! All dances are taught so no experience is necessary. Come alone or with a partner, and be ready to spend the night moving to high-energy fiddle music, just like the early settlers of Fort Collins! This event is sponsored by the Central Rockies Old-Time Music Association (CROMA); there is a suggested $8.00 donation per person to help cover the cost of the live band and caller. Let’s bring the spirit of old-time community square dancing back to Fort Collins!
The 7th annual Rocky Mountain Old-time Music Festival will be held July 6th – 10th, 2016. Yes that’s right we added a day by popular demand!!! Save the Dates!!!
Please visit our 2016 Festival page for general information about the upcoming festival, which will take place July 6-10, 2016!
The 2016 lineup includes:
- Foghorn Stringband
- Erynn Marshall & Carl Jones
- Spencer & Rains (Tricia Spencer & Howard Rains)
- Red Squirrel Chasers (Jim Nelson, Stephanie Coleman, Jim Collier, Dedo Norris)
- Bootlickers (Lee Guthrie, AJ Srubas, Aron Tacke, Arne Pelto, Rina Rossi)
Visit our 2015 Lineup page for more information about last year’s bands, callers, and instructors.
Welcome to CROMA’s website, where you’ll find the Central Rockies’ hub for all things old-time! We encourage you to browse our site to:
- Join our email list
- Find a jam
- Annual Rocky Mountain Old-Time Music Festival
- Book an old-time string band for your event
- Learn more about old-time music
- Go to a dance in your community dance hall
Old-time music is the pre-bluegrass, fiddle and banjo music that grew organically from rural traditions in places like Southern Appalachia and the Ozarks. This music traveled with settlers who came west, and subsequently took root in various mining camps and settlements throughout the Central Rockies.
The old-time scene in the Central Rockies is vibrant with old-timers and
new-timers (from all over!) playing, listening to and dancing to music throughout these beautiful mountains.
Old-time music was the old-time name for real mountain-type folk music.
— Mike Seeger