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2017 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 20-24, 2017
All over Berkeley
Many events are free

> View Full 2017 Schedule

2016 free events include:

Wed. Sept. 20 — 8 am-11 pm – Welcome Party
Send email to welcome-party AT berkeleyoldtimemusic.org for location

Thurs. Sept. 21 — 1-4 pm – Open Jam
Send email to afternoon-jam AT berkeleyoldtimemusic.org for location (near Ashby BART)

Thurs. Sept. 21 — 5 pm – Open Jam
Open Jam at the Freight, hosted by Jim &Joyce Cauthen. They hope to have the Taco Truck back again this year.

Fri. Sept. 22 — 12:10 pm-1 pm – Panel Discussion & Outdoor Jam
– Foghorn Stringband, Bobby Taylor & Kim Johnson, Joyce Cauthen
– Jamming with the panelists afterwards outside
U.C. Berkeley, Hertz Hall (near Bancroft & College Ave)

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

Fri. Sept. 22 — 5 pm – Open Jam
Open Jam at the Freight, hosted by David Bragger. They have the El Rey Taco truck in front of the Freight starting at around 6:30.

Sat. Sept. 23 — 10:15 am – Concert for Kids & Parents
– Anna and Elizabeth
Berkeley Public Library, Main Branch, 2090 Kittredge Street Berkeley

Sat. Sept. 23 — 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 hosted by WB Reid and Bonnie Zahnow at 1 pm
Civic Center Park (Center St near Milvia)


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