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Saturday, September 19, 2015 - 11:00 am to 3:00 pm | Cost: FREE
MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley) | 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA



2014 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

13th 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.

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 16-20, 2015
All over Berkeley
Many events are free

> View Full 2015 Schedule

2015 free events include:

Thurs. Sept. 17 — 1-4 pm – Open Jam
Send email to afternoon-jam AT berkeleyoldtimemusic.org for location (near Ashby BART)

Fri. Sept. 18 —12:10-1 pm – Panel Discussion & Outdoor Jam
Jerron Paxton, the Bootlickers moderated by Prof. Ben Brinner
Jamming with the panelists afterwards under the oak tree
UC Berkeley, Morrison Hall, Room 125 (near Bancroft & College Ave)

Fri. Sept. 18 — 1-4pm – Open Jam
Send email to afternoon-jam AT berkeleyoldtimemusic.org for location (near Ashby BART)

Fri. Sept. 18 — 7 pm – Pre-Concert Jam Session
Come early for jamming (free admission) hosted by WB Reid and Bonnie Zahnow. The concert at 8 pm requires tickets.
Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison, Berkeley

Sat. Sept. 19 (10:15 am) – Canote Brothers concert for kids and parents
Berkeley Public Library, Main Branch, 2090 Kittredge Street Berkeley

Sat. Sept. 19 (11 am to 3 pm) – Annual Battle of the String Bands
Civic Center Park (MLK between Allston and Center)
Performance by the Manning Music Fiddlers at 11 am
Open jamming hosted by Earl White and Adrienne Davis
Bow discussion/workshop with master bowmaker Lee Guthrie (of the Bootlickers) at 1pm
In case of rain, contest will take place at the Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St. Berkeley

Sun. Sept. 20 (1-5 pm) – Jamming in the Park
Ohlone Park, across from North Berkeley BART
Bring a chair or two if you can

13th Annual Battle of the (String) Bands | Berkeley

Saturday, September 19, 2015
Battle of the (String) Bands | 2014 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

Links: Event details

Cost: FREE

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