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2018 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention: Panel Discussion | UC Berkeley

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Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 11:00 am to 12:30 pm | Cost: FREE
Hertz Hall (UC Berkeley) | College Ave. and Bancroft St., Berkeley, CA


2018 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 26-30, 2018
All over Berkeley
Many events are free

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2018 free events include:

Wed. Sept. 26 — 8 pm — Welcome Party
Bring instruments for jamming (no instrument check at this event).  BYOB. Donations to BOTMC gratefully accepted. Niebyl Proctor Library, 6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland

Thurs. Sept 27 — 11 am to 12:30 pm — Panel Discussion
Alice Gerrard, Dom Flemons, Eli Smith, with moderator Prof. T. Roberts. Hertz Hall, U.C. Berkeley Campus (near College and Bancroft)

Thurs. Sept 27 —1 pm to 4 pm — Open Jam
Send email to afternoon-jam at berkeleyoldtimemusic.org for location.

Thurs. Sept 27 —5 pm — Open Jam
Hosted by Jim and Amber Mueller. They hope to have the Taco Truck back again this year, starting at 6:30 pm.

Fri. Sept 28 —1 pm to 4 pm — Open Jam
Send email to afternoon-jam at berkeleyoldtimemusic.org for location.

Fri. Sept 28 —5 pm — Open Jam
Hosted by Mark Olson & Penny Critchlow. They hope to have the El Rey Taco truck in front of the Freight starting at around 6:30 pm.

Sat. Sept 29 — 10:15 am — Concert for Kids and Parents
Featuring Maggie Lind. Berkeley Public Library, Main Branch, 2090 Kittredge St

Sat. Sept 29 —11 am to 2:30 pm — Berkeley Farmers Market String Band Contest
– Special guest appearance by the Manning Music Fiddlers at 11:30am
– Open jamming hosted by Michelle Yu at noon
Location: Civic Center Park (Center St near Milvia)

Sat. Sept 29 – 5 pm to 6:30 pm – Callers Workshop
Learn how to call Southern square dances led by Larry Edelman
Location: Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Sun. Sept 30 – 1 pm to 2:30 pm – Open Jam Session with Leslie Keir
Focusing on old time tunes that are also songs
Location: Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison, Berkeley

Sun. Sept 30 – 1 pm to 5 pm – Jamming in the Park
Bring a chair or two if you can.
Location: Ohlone Park, across from North Berkeley BART


Event Details


Cost: FREE
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, East Bay, Fairs & Festivals, Kids & Families, Lectures & Workshops, Live Music
Address: College Ave. and Bancroft St., Berkeley, CA

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