The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention will be held online this year, due to COVID-19. We're putting together an interactive internet BOTMC, with the artists listed below, which will probably take place the last week of September, although we haven't finalized the dates year.  Looking ahead, SAVE THE DATES for next year's BOTMC: Sept. 21-26, 2021. We've invited all the performers who were going to play this year to come next year instead.
What kinds of things would you like to see for an online BOTMC? Email us, we'd love to hear your ideas!


Berkeley Old Time

Music Convention:

September 22-27, 2020


Eddie Bond & Alice Gerrard 

Jake Blount

Slate Mountain Ramblers

the Horsenecks

Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin

the Evie Ladin Band

Plaid Strangers

Charmaine Slaven

Tony Thomas

Birches Bend

David Greely

Skillet Licorice

Bearcat Stringband

New Vintage Revelers

Hook N Line

Here's what we did in 2019:

September 18-22, 2019

pre-BOTMC Cajun dance!!

Tues. Sept. 17 at Ashkenaz

Featuring DAVID GREELY, founding fiddler of the Mamou Playboys, with Eric & Suzy Thompson

Jerron Paxton

Thomas Maupin & Daniel Rothwell

Jim Kweskin & Geoff Muldaur

with Suzy Thompson

Modock Rounders with Kim Johnson

Donna Ray Norton

Earl White Band

Crooked Jades

Squirrelly Stringband

Sue Hulsether

Robin Fischer

Morgan Cochneuer

Sydney Roberts Band

Echo Mountain 

Square dances, concerts, workshops, string band contest, stuff for kids, lots of jamming & more

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OUR FUNDERS:  We greatly appreciate the generous support of Ed Littlefield, Jr.; Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA), in partnership with the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation; the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission; the Alameda County Art Commission; Lagunitas Brewing Company; and the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation. 

 Thanks also to our nonprofit sponsors:  Freight & SalvageKPFA-FMAshkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, 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!


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