The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention will take place in various venues from September 8 through the 12th featuring a string band contest, workshops, open mic cabaret, square dances, youth showcase, panel discussions, movies, concerts and kids activities.
Featured artists include Jimmy Triplett, Scott Prouty, Andy Fitzgibbon, The MaCrae Sisters, Kenny Hall and the Sweets Mill String Band, Laurel Bliss & Cliff Perry, Squirrelly Stringband, Bobby McMillon, Alice Gerrard, Candy Goldman, The Pork Pies, Striped Pig Stringband, Del Ray & Suzy Thompson plus dance callers Bill Martin, Maggie LInd, Jordan Ruyle, Caroline Oakley and Evie Laden.
Venues include the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, the Niebyl Proctor Marxist Library, Ashkenaz, UC Berkeley Music Building near Bancroft and College, the Berkeley Public Library, Jupiter, Civic Center Park's Farmer Market, Pacific Film Archive and the Jazzschool. Events range from free to paid events. For more information, visit www.berkeleyoldtimemusic.org.
Co-sponsored by KPFA