Share, Promote, Preserve

Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music

Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music

We are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to share, promote, preserve and present Bluegrass and other forms of traditional American Folk Music and Dance for the enrichment and enjoyment of our community.

Join Us

Support local, live
traditional music & dance

Support local, live traditional music & dance

Become a Member

Become a new member or renew your membership easily online, click here for details.

Local Music Happenings

Our Calendar

Weekly Bluegrass Jam

July 24 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Weekly Bluegrass Jam

July 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Share, Promote, Preserve

Our Music Roots
Run Deep

Flagstaff Friends of Traditional Music (FFOTM) began in 1988 as a group of friends, mostly musicians, had a love of traditional music and dance in common. Those founders put in the effort to organize a club that was ultimately transformed into a Nonprofit in 2000.

As a Nonprofit arts organization FFOTM has been honored and supported by many grants which have funded a variety of mission-focused activities. FFOTM hosts regular weekly jams and annual campouts. These are some of the best activities to learn, share and enjoy traditional music.

Our unique location in the mountains of Northern Arizona has provided a beautiful backdrop for the Flagstaff Folk Festival, born in 2002 and Pickin’ in the Pines, started in 2006.

  • Our members and volunteers are
    the engines that drive our nonprofit organization and help us in supporting our mission
  • We provide opportunities to get directly involved in music events and connect with other like-minded music lovers

  • Members receive discounts on festivals and concert tickets throughout the year

Join Us

Our Events

FFOTM Programs

Programs We Offer

Pickin’ in the Pines

An award-winning 3-day bluegrass & acoustic music festival first held in 2006.

Flagstaff Folk Festival

Proudly showcasing the best in folk and acoustic music in Arizona & beyond.

Contra Dances

Held on first Saturdays of the month year round, details on our calendar.

Weekly Jams

FFOTM hosts weekly acoustic music jams, come and join in! Check our calendar for details.

Young Jammers

Free music lessons & loaner instruments for the youth of our community.

Campouts & Picnics

Held in the cool pines of nearby Flagstaff, always lots of fun with pickin’ and grinnin’.

Thank you to our generous supporters

Special thanks to Dawn Kish, Greg Hales and Christina Vojta for their photography contributions.