Mark your calendar for

Friday-Saturday, Oct. 2-3, 2020

17th annual Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival

Nutmeg will be ONLINE this year.

Featured artists will be

Jerry Rockwell on mountain dulcimer

Joshua Messick on hammered dulcimer

Announced workshop leaders so far:

Richard Ash, Ken Bloom, Cliff Cole, Sam Edelston, Rudy Gabrielson, John Hallberg, Ryan Imran Husain, Tom Irving, Mack Johnston, Melanie Johnston, Marya Katz, Bernd Krause, Randy Marchany, Ellen Pratt, Randy Raine-Reusch, Brett Ridgeway, Bill Ruyle, Carol Walker, Pam Weeks, Norm Williams … and MUCH MORE!

In 2021, we'll be back at Mary Taylor Memorial United Methodist Church

168 Broad Street, Milford, Connecticut


The Nutmeg Dulcimer Festival is held every October in southern Connecticut (except that in 2020 we'll be virtual). We are a Friday-Saturday festival, with a full program of workshops for hammered and mountain dulcimer players of all levels. In addition, concerts both evenings are open to the general public.
We believe that hammered dulcimers and mountain dulcimers are among the world's most wonderful musical instruments. They're fun to play, and fun to listen to. They belong in both folk music and popular music.  Our mission is to bring dulcimers and dulcimer music into public awareness.

2020 Featured Artists:

Jerry Rockwell

Klezmer master Pete Rushefsky performs Friday evening and teaches 3 workshops.

Joshua Messick

Mountain dulcimer legend Kevin Roth performs Saturday evening and teaches workshops both days.

Joshua Messick website.

Joshua Messick video