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11th Annual Battle of the (String) Bands | Berkeley

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Saturday, September 21, 2013 - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley) | 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA



2013 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

11th Annual Battle of the (String) Bands | BerkeleyThe 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 from Wed.-Sun., September 18-22, 2013.

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

Saturday, September 21, 2013
Battle of the (String) Bands | 2013 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

11th Annual Battle of the (String) Bands | BerkeleyUp to twenty string bands will compete at MLK Jr. Park as part of the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention on September 21, 2013.

Most of the bands will be fiddle-banjo combos, but there are always some that push the old-time envelope: jug bands, Greek bands, ragtime mandolins, Irish stepdancers, Italian tarantellas –- anything goes as long as it’s unplugged.

The kickoff performance is by Manning Music Fiddlers with a special half-time show by Big Hoedown. Formed in the 1990s by Bruce Molsky, Rafe Stefanini, and Beverly Smith, this old-time “power trio” features Bruce and Rafe switch-hitting on fiddle and banjo, and Beverly’s punchy guitar backup and expressive singing.

Sign up from 10-11 am.


Links: Event details

Cost: FREE

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Address: 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA

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