Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
A five-day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, the 2011 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention consists of everything from an open cabaret to an illustrious stringband contest in venues throughout Berkeley.
So check out their schedule and come to watch jam sessions and square dances, or just to learn a thing or two about old time music at this convention filled with fiddlers, family fun and folksy charm in the foothills of the East Bay.
2011 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention Schedule
just the free and cheap events
Wednesday, September 14
Opening night square dance.| $5
Music by the Pork Pies AND Black Crown Stringband
Calling by Amy Hofer, Jordan Ruyle and Evie Ladin
Niebyl-Proctor Marxist Library- 8p
Thursday, September 15
Free pre-concert jam session in the lobby with members of the Stairwell Sisters starting at 5p.
Freight & Salvage (2020 Addison St., Berkeley) – 5p
Friday, September 16
Panel Discussion with Thomas Maupin & Daniel Rothwell, Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz & moderator Professor Tamara Roberts.
125 Morrison Hall (UC Berkeley Music Building) – 12:10-1p | FREE
Jamming with Eric Thompson, Mark Olson and Penny Critchlow.
Faculty Glade (UC Berkeley)- 1:45p | FREE
Saturday, September 17
Concert for kids and families with the Roots Revue.
Berkeley Public Library, Main Branch, Community Meeting Room (3rd floor)- 10:15-11a | FREE
String Band Contest & jam session with members of Black Crown Stringband.
Berkeley Farmers Market, Civic Center Park- 11a-3p | FREE
Sunday, September 18
Open jam session (free admission) from 1 to 2:30 led by Harry Liedstrand.
Freight & Salvage (2020 Addison St., Berkeley) – 1p | FREE
Family Square Dance with calling by Susan Michaels, Music by the New Omatics.
Ashkenaz (1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley)-3-4:30p | $6
Old Time Cabaret – Free & All Ages Welcome!
Jupiter (2181 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley)- 3-7p | FREE
Submitted by Sandra Song