The Club

The Festival

Our Mission

Our mission is to preserve the music and traditions of the hammered dulcimer through education, live performance and hands on experience.  Learn about membership opportunities, the ODPC Loaner Dulcimer Program and our mentorship program.

The Original Dulcimer Players Club was founded in 1963 by hammered dulcimer players Elgia Hickok and Gene Cox near Evart, Michigan. What started as a small group of dulcimer players has turned into the "Grand Daddy" of all dulcimer festivals.  ODPC has a rich history of preserving the music and traditions of the hammered dulcimer.

Each year on the third weekend in July, ODPC presents the annual FunFest at the Osceola County Fairgrounds in Evart, Michigan. Stage shows, workshops, camping and all night jam sessions will be waiting for you.