2021 kids & families
All BOTMC events are open to all ages, but we have some that are especially good for kids and families.
Thursday, September 23
ONLINE FAMILY CONCERT
Sponsored by the Berkeley Public Library
Register via Eventbrite to get the Zoom link – registration will open in September.
BAYOU SECO is Jeanie McLerie and Ken Keppeler of Silver City, NM. Their vast repertoire includes old time southern music but is rich with other kinds of old time music too. For over 40 years they’ve sought out, become friends with, and learned tunes from traditional musicians including: New Mexico musicians Cleofes Ortiz and Antonia Apodaca, Tohono O’Odham musicians in New Mexico and Arizona, and Cajun and Creole musicians in southwest Louisiana, where they lived for many years before they moved to New Mexico. Both play fiddle and guitar and sing. Ken also plays one and three row diatonic accordions, 5-string banjo (fretless and freted), harmonica, and mandolin.
Saturday, September 25
BERKELEY FARMERS’ MARKET STRING BAND CONTEST
Special performance by the Manning Music Fiddlers at 11:00 a.m.
Civic Center Park (MLK between Allston and Center), Berkeley
Don’t miss the Manning Music Fiddlers, appearing at 11:00 a.m. These student fiddlers, some as young as three years of age, will play a short set of tunes. Starting at 11:00 a.m., 15 acoustic string bands will compete for agricultural prizes, with informal jam sessions taking place all over the park. Grab a picnic lunch at the adjacent farmers market and enjoy the music! Civic Center Park contains a toddler playground and the park includes plenty of open grassy space for kids to run around in.