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Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 11:00 am to 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE
MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley) | 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA



2016 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a five day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, several rollicking square dances, the illustrious stringband contest, workshops, and plenty of jamming, in venues throughout Berkeley.

The convention is organized by folks who love old time music and who want to create their own musical fun.

Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
September 21-25, 2016
All over Berkeley
Many events are free

> View Full 2016 Schedule

2016 free events include:

Wed. Sept. 21 — 8 am-11 pm – Welcome Party
– Bring your instrument. Food, beer, wine, soft drinks, tea and delicious espresso drinks available for purchase. All ages welcome.
Espresso Roma, at the corner of Ashby and College, Berkeley

Thurs. Sept. 22 — 1-4 pm – Open Jam
Send email to afternoon-jam AT berkeleyoldtimemusic.org for location (near Ashby BART)

Thurs. Sept. 22 — 5 pm – Open Jam
Open Jam at the Freight, hosted by Harry & Cindy Liedstrand

Fri. Sept. 23 — 12:10 pm-1 pm – Panel Discussion & Outdoor Jam
– Tricia Spencer, Howard Rains, T-Claw, moderator Prof. Ben Brinner
– Jamming with the panelists afterwards outside, under the oak tree
U.C. Berkeley Morrison Hall, Room 125 (near Bancroft & College Ave)

Fri. Sept. 23 — 1-4pm – Open Jam
Send email to afternoon-jam AT berkeleyoldtimemusic.org for location (near Ashby BART)

Fri. Sept. 23 — 5 pm – Open Jam
– Open Jam at the Freight, hosted by Mark Olson & Penny Critchlow

Sat. Sept. 24 — 10:15 am – Concert for Kids & Parents
– Sam Bartlett and Abby Ladin
Berkeley Public Library, Main Branch, 2090 Kittredge Street Berkeley

Sat. Sept. 24 — 11 am-2:30 pm – Berkeley Farmers Market Street Band Contest
– Special guest appearance by the Manning Music Fiddlers at 11:30 am
– Open jamming with Skillet Licorice (Elise Engleberg and Matt Knoth), plus half-time square dance
Civic Center Park (MLK between Allston and Center)

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Battle of the (String) Bands | 2016 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE

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