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Saturday, September 21, 2019 - 11:00 am to 2:30 pm | Cost: FREE
MLK Jr. Civic Center Park (Berkeley) | 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA


2019 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 18-22, 2019
All over Berkeley
Many events are free

> View Full 2019 Schedule

2019 Free Events Include:

September 18:

  • 8 pm to 11 pm – Welcome Party

September 19:

  • 1 pm to 4 pm – Open Jam
  • 5 pm – Concert- Jam at the Freight hosted by Jim & Amber Mueller

September 20:

  • 1 pm to 4 pm – Open Jam
  • 5:30 pm to 7 pm – Square Dance – with Echo Mountain, calling by Sue Hulsether
  • 5 pm – Concert – Freight hosted by Mark Olson & Penny Critchlow

September 21:

  • 10:15 am to 11 am – Concert for Kids and Parents featuring Morgan Cochneuer
  • 11 am – Berkeley Farmers’ Market String Band Contest – After the concert at the Library, walk three blocks to Civic Center Park, get a delicious lunch from one of the Farmers Market food trucks.

-Special performance by the Manning Music Fiddlers – Civic Center Park (MLK between Allston and Center), Berkeley

September 22:

  • 3 pm to 4 pm – Family Dance
    Tickets: $6 kids; $8 adults; available at the door

-with Sydney Roberts and Friends and guest caller Sue Hulsether. Special guest performance by the BOTMC Kids Fiddle Band

View 2019 Performers

Saturday, September 21, 2019
Battle of the (String) Bands | 2019 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

Free / RSVP


Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, East Bay, Fairs & Festivals, Live Music
Address: 2151 Martin Luther King Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA

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