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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!


© 2019 Berkeley Old Time Music Convention

Save the date!
Sun. March 8, afternoon
BOTMC Spring Situation
at Freight & Salvage

Berkeley Old Time

Music Convention:

September 23-27, 2020

Eddie Bond & Alice Gerrard & Band

Jake Blount

the Horsenecks

Kate Brislin & Jody Stecher

the Evie Ladin Band

Plaid Strangers

Charmaine Slaven

Birches Bend

more to be announced....

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