September 21-25, 2016 (Wed.-Sun.) 


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, Emily Mann)
(Kansas, GA, CA)

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

Debby McClatchy

Earl White String Band (Virginia & California)

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


Download the 2016 Short Schedule (n pages; PDF) - coming soon
(this will be revised as needed - refer to this document for the latest information)

Download the 2016 Program (n pages;  PDF nMB) coming soon

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 Alliance for California Traditional Arts, in partnership with the Walter and Elise Haas Fund, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the Bill Graham

 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!