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1968
1968

designed by Hank Bradley

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1969
1969

designed by Rick Shubb

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1970
1970

designed by Rick Shubb

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Email2003
Email2003
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2004
2004

designed by Aurora Fox

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2005
2005

designed by Dave Murray

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2006
2006

designed by Dave Murray

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2007
2007

designed by Dave Murray

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2008
2008

designed by Dave Murray

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2009
2009

designed by Dave Murray

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2010
2010

designed by Dave Murray

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2011
2011

designed by Dave Murray

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2012
2012

designed by Dave Murray

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2013
2013

designed by Dave Murray

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2014
2014

designed by Dave Murray

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2015
2015

designed by Dave Murray

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2016
2016

designed by Dave Murray

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2017
2017

designed by Dave Murray

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2018
2018

designed by Dave Murray

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2019
2019

designed by Dave Murray

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2020 online
2020 online

designed by Dave Murray

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2021
2021

designed by Angelina Elise

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2022
2022

designed by Howard Rains

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about

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention is a five day music festival featuring performances by local and national acts, a rollicking square dance, open cabaret, and the illustrious stringband contest in venues throughout Berkeley.

The first stringband contest was held in Provo Park in 1968. It was called the 35th Annual. The following year the 17th Annual was held and 22nd Annual the year after that. These contests were put on by a loose-knit group of volunteers, musicians organizing a good time for themselves, other musicians and the public.

Notes by Rita Weill on the Berkeley Old Time Fiddler's Convention 1968-70 (Folkways LP "Berkeley Farms")

Winnie Winston's account of the 1968 Convention

Rolling Stones report on the 1968 Convention