Five days of old time music and dance! Concerts, workshops, jamming, dances, and more!


Alice Gerrard

with Tatiana Hargreaves

and Reed Stutz

The Earl White Stringband

Piedmont Blūz 

Corn Potato String Band

Skillet Licorice Orchestra

New Vintage Revelers

Evie Ladin

Robin Fischer

Clinton Davis

The Propagators

Thompsonia Cajun Band

Meredith Axelrod &

Craig Ventresco

Segelstein & Horowitz Duo

(of Veretski Pass)

more to be added.....

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Note:  all times are Pacific Time

Slow Jam Fizz

on summer break - see you Sept 9

Recordings of previous sessions available on Youtube.

Angelina Elise's beautiful artwork from the 2021 BOTMC poster

Watch the 2021 BOTMC Freight shows!
What an amazing experience to have the BOTMC in person AND online in 2021! Many thanks to all who attended and performed and taught and lectured and especially HUGE THANKS to our volunteers, who made the whole thing possible.
Please consider making a donation to the BOTMC; click on the DONATE button for instructions.
Berkeley Old Time Music COnvention
ANti-Racism Statement
As appreciators and torch bearers of early American traditional music, the Berkeley Old Time Music Convention actively questions what it means to share this music in the context of systemic racism. We wish to acknowledge the immense contribution of Black and Indigenous musicians to the music presented by the BOTMC, in the past and in the present.  We acknowledge the forces that have historically denied these contributions and that worked to sever their living connections to this music. We also acknowledge our own complicity in this oppression. As we play this music, we are reckoning with our history and present condition. We hope to build a road toward reparation.
Adapted (with permission) from the Plaid Strangers (Thomas Angell, Maxine Gerber, Karen Heil and Allegra Yellin)

BOTMC 2020
T-Shirts STILL


A collector's item!

Also tote bags, refrigerator magnets, mask, pin, or sticker!