The Gateway Dulcimer Society


The Gateway Dulcimer Music Festival
August 2, 3, 4 (am) 2024
at the
Four Points by Sheraton/Fountain Conference Center
319 Fountains Pkwy, Fairview Heights, IL 62208

Featuring in 2024:

Mountain Dulcimer
Mike Anderson, Dave Haas,
Lorinda Jones, and
Molly McCormack

Hammer Dulcimer
Ilace Mears,
Mickey Sweeney, and
Rick Thum

Other Instruments
Autoharp: Ivan Stiles
Ukulele: TBA (new)

See the Lodging link below for information on rooms at the Sheraton.
Click here to make your room reservation.

ON-SITE REGISTRATION IS WELCOME though lunches are not included if you wait to register on-site. Same cost.

Friday and Saturday:
Workshops All Day - Evening Concerts
Vendors - Raffles - Jamming
Sunday: Hymn Sing

Click here for Registration, Workshop Schedule Friday / Saturday ,
General Info, Lodging
The Gateway Dulcimer Society

The Fran Durham Memorial Scholarship Application
Applications must be received by 7/1/2024 for the 2024 festival

Evening Concerts Begin at 7:00 p.m.
in the Sheraton Conference Center

Friday Evening Concert:
Saturday Evening Concert:

Tickets are $10 per person per evening if you are only coming for the concerts. They will be available on a first-come-first-served basis until all seats are filled. Those who are registered for the festival as a Participant or Non-Participant have their concert admission included and will be admitted with their name badge.

Contact Sharon, Festival Chairperson, for registration and additional festival information at

This program is supported in part by McSpadden Dulcimers and Rick Thum Dulcimers. We gratefully acknowledge their support!

Links to the Dulcimer Community

Music Folk
Neal Hellman
Bill Robinson
Maureen Sellers
Gary Gallier
Tull Glazener
Debbie Porter
Susan Trump
Stephen Seifert