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Berkeley Bluegrass Festival: Free Workshops & Jams | Freight & Salvage

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Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm | Cost: FREE*
*Free workshops, panels, and jams during the day. Tickets available for evening concerts.

Freight & Salvage | 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA


Berkeley Bluegrass Festival & Free Workshops | Freight & Salvage

The Freight & Salvage celebrates the incredible talent in your own backyard with the Berkeley Bluegrass Festival. Northern California has been a bluegrass stronghold since the 1960s and the Freight is proud to continue their support of legendary local artists and up-and-coming musicians.

They’re bringing together leaders of the genre, up-and-coming artists, and music fans for three days of concerts, panel discussions, jams, free workshops, and good old-fashioned merriment to kick off the summer music festival season.

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May 18-20, 2018
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley
FREE daytime activities on Saturday and Sunday.
Tickets required for evening concerts.

2018 Free Weekend Happenings:

Saturday, May 19

  • 11:00 am – 12:15 pm Cello Workshop with Tristan Clarridge (Room 210)
  • 11:00 am – 12:15 pm Family Squaredance with Evie Ladin (Freight & Salvage Lobby)
  • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Flatt and Scruggs Singalong with Laurie Lewis & Yoseff Tucker (Littlefield Room)
  • 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Guitar Workshop with Greg Blake (Room 210)
  • 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Banjo Workshop with Avram Siegel (Room 208)
  • 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Fiddle Workshop with Tashina Clarridge (Room 210)

Sunday, May 20

  • 11:00 am – 12:15 pm Mandolin Maniacs Unite! with Jake Howard (Room 210)
  • 11:00 am – 12:15 pm Bass Workshop with Sam Grisman (Room 208)
  • 11:00 am – 12:50 pm Youth Jam (Freight & Salvage Lobby)
  • 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Dobro Workshop with Israel Parker (Room 210)
  • 12:45 pm – 2:00 pm Duet Singing Workshop with Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum (Room 208)
  • 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm Slow Jam with Richard Brandenburg (Freight & Salvage Lobby)
  • 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Fiddle Workshop with Brandon Godman (Room 208)
  • 2:30 pm – 3:45 pm Jimmie Rodgers Songs Workshop with Pat Enright (Room 210)

2018 Evening Concerts

Friday, May 18 Night Concert (doors at 7 pm, show at 8 pm) – Paid Event

  • Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands with Molly Tuttle
  • Sean Watkins with the Bee Eaters
  • Crying Uncle

Saturday Night Concert (doors at 6 pm, show at 7 pm) – Paid Event

  • Molly Tuttle Band
  • Phantoms of the High Country
  • Jeff Scroggins and Colorado
  • Bluegrass Pride
  • Laurie Lewis

Sunday Night Concert (doors at 5:30, show at 6:30 pm) – Paid Event

  • Darol Anger’s Blur-Grass All-Stars
  • The Get Down Boys
  • The Page Turners with Bill Evans and Max Schwartz
  • North Country Blue (on the Gallery Stage)

Event Details


Cost: FREE*
*Free workshops, panels, and jams during the day. Tickets available for evening concerts.
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, East Bay, Fairs & Festivals, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, Live Music, Music Festivals
Address: 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA
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