Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

Sunday, Sep 22, 2019 at 11:00am


The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a five day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, a rollicking square dance, open cabaret, and the illustrious stringband contest.

Instructional Workshops
11:00am – 12:30pm
Old Time Singing - Cody Jordan
Old Time Fiddle - Earl White
​Old Time Banjo - Kim Johnson
Open jam session (Free admission) with Michelle Yu

1:00pm – 2:30pm
Southern Appalachian Ballads- Donna Ray Norton
Old Time Fiddle - Jesse Pearson
​Old Time Three Finger Banjo picking - Jerron Paxton

​Tuition is $25 per workshop.

Location: Freight and Salvage

3:00pm - 4:00pm: Family Square Dance
Music by Sydney Roberts and Friends
Calling by Sue Hulsether
Plus a special guest appearance by the BOTMC Kids' Fiddle Band
(participants in Saturday afternoon workshop)

Tickets at the Door - $6 kids, $8 adults

Location: Ashkenaz, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

1:00pm - 5:00pm: Jamming in the Park
Bring a chair or two if you can!

Admission: Free

Location: Ohlone Park, across from North Berkeley BART

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