The 5th Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social: A Square Dance, A Cake Walk and A Triple Chicken Foot

The 5th Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social - May 13 - 15


The future is so…yesterday.  If you’re yearning for the days when fashion and fun meant calico and clogging, make a date with your best beau (or your best buddies) for the 5th Ever Los Angeles Old Time Social.  

Taking place all over town, the Social kicks off Thursday night in the best way possible with a FREE concert at the Hyperion Tavern.  Olentangy JohnCat Tracks, and The Mosby Raiders demonstrate Old Time string theory with a whole lot of banjo, mandolin and fiddle.  

On Friday, treat your eyes and your ears with the Social’s signature event at the Union Theater in the West Adams Historic District.  Feast your eyes on  the beautiful, 360 degree Velaslavasay Panorama while your ears are energized by “chronicler of American music” Frank Fairfield (who’s toured with indie folk faves Fleet Foxes), stringband performer and The Simpsons character designer Joe Wack & Friends, and Old Time dance band Triple Chicken Foot.  

Bring the young’uns (or your Old Time Inner  Child) to Farmlab on Saturday for daytime workshops on a dizzying array of all-but-lost artistry from claw hammer banjo to square dance calling to shape note singing.  In the evening, there’s a kids dance, a cake walk, and a square dance (to work off that cake you’ve just won) with callers Susan Michaels and Maggie Lind and dance bands Sausage Grinder and Black Crown Stringband.  

To whet your whistle, the East Side Brewers (Northeast L.A. home brewers who kept the L.A. Record crew hydrated at SXSW) will provide “Exceptional Home Brew” on Friday and Saturday.  

BYO mason jars for authentic sipping and augmented socializing.  

Ready?  U Know U Want 2 Go Go…. 





Thursday, May 13 @ 9:00PM – FREE!  

Olentangy John/Cat Tracks/The Mosby Raiders  

The Hyperion Tavern  

1941 Hyperion Avenue  

Los Angeles 90027  

323. 665.1941  



Friday, May 148pm – $15  (For presale tix, click below)  

 Frank Fairfield/Joe Wack & Friends/Triple Chicken Foot  

The Velaslavasay Panorama at the Union Theater  

1122 West 24th Street  

Los Angeles, CA 90007  



Saturday, May 15 from 12:00PM – 10:00PM – FREE!  

Workshops – 12:30 – 6:00PM  (For workshop details, click below:)  

Kids Dance – 6:30PM  

Cake Walk – 7:00PM  

Square Dance – 8:00 – 10:00PM  


1745 North Spring Street, Unit 4  

Los Angeles 90012

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Haha am I honestly the first reply to your great article!

    1. Unbelievably, Frankie, you are! And Ms. Go Go thanks you for doing so and reading U Want 2 Go Go!

      Did you make it to any of the Old Time Social events? Most importantly, did you win a cake????!!!!

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