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September 16-21, 2014 (Tues.-Sun.) 

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2014 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

Tues. Sept. 16 through Sun. Sept. 21, 2014


String Band Contest, Concerts, Square Dances, Movie Night, Workshops, Kids Activities, Plenty of Jamming and Much More!

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Download the 2014 Short Schedule (3 pages; PDF)
(this will be revised as needed - refer to this document for the latest information)

Download the 2014 Program (N pages; PDF) - coming soon

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Map of Venues (Printable; 1 page; PDF)

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Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
Schedule for 2014 (subject to change)


Tues Sept 16 -- 7:30pm - Movie Night:
“Banjo Tales” followed by Q&A with Alexia Smith
“Musical Holdouts” followed by Q&A with John Cohen
Live music preceding the films!

Pacific Film Archive
2575 Bancroft Way, Berkeley

Wed. Sept. 17 — 8:00 p.m. - Welcome Party
A short performance by Paul Brown and Terri McMurray
followed by jamming, visiting, and impromptu square dancing.
NIEBYL-PROCTOR MARXIST LIBRARY
6501 Telegraph Ave, Oakland (near Alcatraz)

Thurs. Sept. 18 — 1-4pm OPEN JAM
send email to afternoon-jam AT berkeleyoldtimemusic.org for location

Thurs. Sept. 18 — 3:30pm-5pm WORKSHOPS
John Cohen (banjo), Paul Brown (fiddle)
FREIGHT & SALVAGE, 2020 Addison, Berkeley

Thurs. Sept. 18 — 8:00 p.m.  CONCERT
Joseph Decosimo & the Bucking Mules
Franklin George & Kim Johnson
Twice As Nice
Emcee: Peter Coyote
Come early for jamming (free admission) hosted by Jim Mueller & Amber Rouillard
FREIGHT & SALVAGE, 2020 Addison, Berkeley
 
Fri. Sept. 19 —12:10 to 1:00 p.m
PANEL DISCUSSION

The Onlies, Franklin George & Kim Johnson, Joseph Decosimo
moderated by Prof. Ben Brinner
FREE ADMISSION – jamming with the panelists afterwards under the oak tree
U.C. BERKELEY, MORRISON HALL, Room 125 (near Bancroft & College Ave)

Fri. Sept. 19 — 1-4pm OPEN JAM
send email to afternoon-jam AT berkeleyoldtimemusic.org for location

Fri. Sept. 19  —6pm-7:30p.m. WORKSHOPS
Earl White (fiddle), Mark Olitsky (banjo)
FREIGHT & SALVAGE, 2020 Addison, Berkeley

Fri. Sept. 19  —8:00 p.m. CONCERT
Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz
The Cliffhangers
The Onlies
Emcee: Paul Brown
Come early for jamming (free admission) hosted by
David Bragger
FREIGHT & SALVAGE, 2020 Addison, Berkeley

Sat. Sept. 20 (10:15 a.m.)
CONCERT FOR KIDS and PARENTS

WB Reid & Bonnie Zahnow
Berkeley Public Library, Main Branch, 2090 Kittredge Street  Berkeley

FREE ADMISSION
 
Sat. Sept. 20 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
BERKELEY FARMERS MARKET STRING BAND CONTEST

Civic Center Park (MLK between Allston and Center)
Open jamming hosted by Judy Stavely

FREE ADMISSION
 
Sat. Sept. 20 8:00pm
SQUARE DANCE

Joseph Decosimo & the Bucking Mules, Cliffhangers, Earl White Band
Callers Tony Mates and Evie Ladin
Dance starts with clogging workshop led by Evie from 8:00 to 8:30
Hosted jam in the back room with Frank George, Kim Johnson, and friends

ASHKENAZ, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Sun. Sept. 21 (11a.m. to 2:30 p.m.)

WORKSHOPS

Fiddle, banjo, mandolin, singing! 
Plus, open jam (FREE) hosted by
W.B. Reid & Bonnie Zahnow
FREIGHT & SALVAGE, 2020 Addison, Berkeley
 

Sun. Sept. 21 (3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.)
FAMILY SQUARE DANCE

The Onlies with callers Tony Mates and Evie Ladin
ASHKENAZ, 1317 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley

Sun. Sept. 21 (1pm-5pm)
Picnic & potluck

FREE ADMISSION
For location, send an email to picnic AT berkeleyoldtimemusic.org



We greatly appreciate the generous support of Ed and Laura Littlefield, the Alliance for California Traditional Arts (in partnership with the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the James Irvine Foundation), the Zellerbach Community Arts Program,  Bill Graham Foundation, and the Alameda County Arts Commission.

 Thanks also to our nonprofit sponsors: 
Freight & SalvageKPFA-FM, Ashkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, the Ecology Center/Farmers' Market and the California Bluegrass Association. Extra special thanks to our Valiant Volunteer Coordinator, Lael Sigal, and of course to all our volunteers – they make the BOTMC possible!