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2024 Lineup:

Maria Muldaur  & Her Old Timey Pals

with Candy Goldman, Suzy Thompson, Karen Celia Heil, Eric Thompson, Allegra Thompson

The Onlies (with Nokosee Fields)

Cedric Watson & Edward Poullard


Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer

Black Banjo & Fiddle Fellows

Clean Heat


Marley's Ghost


Susan Michaels

Robin Fischer

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a five day music gathering featuring a lovingly curated roster of local and national old-time music acts, with concert sets, rollicking square dances (and a Cajun dance too!), workshops, the illustrious string band contest and LOTS of jamming in venues throughout Berkeley.

2024 Artists

photo credits: Mike Melnyk (Bigfoot); Brennan Lashever (Maria Muldaur & Her Old Timey Pals); Paul Brown (the Onlies); Irene Young (Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer, Thompsonia); Snap Jackson (Black Banjo & Fiddle Fellows); Don Melandry (Propagators)


The Black Banjo & Fiddle Fellowship is a project of the Oakland Conservatory of Music in collaboration with the BOTMC.  Click HERE for more info.

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)

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