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September 21-25, 2016 (Wed.-Sun.) 

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2016 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

Wed. Sept. 21 through Sun. Sept. 25, 2016

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

Hogwire Stringband
(Brad Leftwich, Linda Higgenbotham, Sam Bartlett, Abby Ladin) (Indiana)

Hurricane Ridgerunners
(Paul Kotapish, Mark Graham, Jerry Gallagher and Armin Barnett) (Seattle WA & Alameda CA)

Emily Miller and Jesse Milnes (West Virginia)

Spencer & Rains and The Skeleton Keys
  (Tricia Spencer, Howard Rains, Charlie & Nancy Hartness, Brendan Doyle) (Kansas, GA, CA)

Gallus Brothers
(Lucas Hicks and Devin Champlin) (Bellingham WA)

Karen Celia Heil and Grace Forrest (California)

T-Claw (Denver, Louisville, Olympia, Nashville)
and more TBA!


HERE"S WHAT WE DID IN 2015:



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Download the 2015 Short Schedule (3 pages; PDF)
(this will be revised as needed - refer to this document for the latest information)

Download the 2015 Program (6 pages;  PDF 5MB)

Map of Venues (Google Maps)

Map of Venues (Printable; 1 page; PDF)


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We greatly appreciate the generous support of Ed and Laura Littlefield, the Zellerbach Community Arts Program, the W.A. Gerbode Foundation, the Bill Graham Foundation, and the Alameda County Art 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!