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2020 Virtual “Berkeley Old Time Music Convention”

2020 Virtual “Berkeley Old Time Music Convention” (Sept. 24-27)

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention will be held online this year, due to COVID-19, Thurs. Sept. 2 to Sun. Sept. 27. A four-day old-time music festival featuring concerts, workshops, square dances, a string band content, kids’ activities, plenty of jamming, and surprises! 

2020 Virtual “Berkeley Old Time Music Convention”
Thurs. Sept. 24 – Sun. Sept. 27
See a schedule here: 2020 BOTMC “Tentative” Schedule

And, the String Band Contest! Everything except for the instructional workshops is FREE, and we will be asking for donations, to go to the musicians, so we hope you will be able to be generous.

Thurs. Sept. 24 – 10:00 am to 11:00 am PDT
Panel Discussion – Topic: Black Banjo
With panelists, Jake Blount and Tony Thomas, moderated by Prof. T. Carlis Roberts
FREE – It’s unclear whether this will stream live; it may end up on Youtube.

Thurs. Sept. 24 – 6:00 pm PDT
CONCERT – On Facebook, Quarantine Happy Hour page & probably also Youtube
Alice Gerrard
Slate Mountain Ramblers (Richard & Barbara Bowman, Ivy and David Sheppard)
The Horsenecks
Earl White

Disclaimer: Please double check event information with the event organizer as events can be canceled, details can change after they are added to our calendar, and errors do occur.


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Cost: FREE*
*Except for the instructional workshops. Donations will go to the musicians.
Categories: *Top Pick*, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, Live Music, Online

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