2021 Schedule

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Schedule is TENTATIVE - check back here for updates!  Things are changing very rapidly these days and we are doing our best to plan for a FUN and SAFE gathering.  

We are sorry, but we have had to cancel the outdoor jams in front of the Freight that usually take place before the Thurs. and Fri. night concerts; the Freight has decided to have no on-site classes or jams in September and October, based on their health consultant’s latest guidance about small gatherings and out of an abundance of caution while the Delta variant is still spreading. 

# indicates that you must be fully vaccinated AND wear a mask to attend

Online only events are in THIS COLOR.

Hybrid (i.e. both online and also in-person) events are THIS COLOR

SAFETY PROTOCOL:  BOTH masks and proof of vaccination will be required at all live events, with the exception of the String Band Contest in Civic Center Park and the Sunday afternoon jam at Ohlone Park.  For those, we don't require proof of vaccination, but we ask that everyone wear a mask and keep a safe distance.

Thursday September 23

#  1:00 to 4:00 p.m.     JAMMING—everyone welcome, but you must be fully vaccinated, and masks are required.

FREE ADMISSION

For location, email: BOTMCAfternoonJam@gmail.com

 

# 3:30 - 5:00  p.m.     INSTRUCTIONAL WORKSHOPS 

Eddie Bond, fiddle; Jared Boyd, banjo

Register here: https://secure.thefreight.org/overview/146

Tuition: $25/Package deals will be available – advance registration recommended.

Location: Outdoors in Berkeley - address will be given with registration.

Proof of vaccination and masks required.

# 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.       

BLACK BANJO PRESENTATION  (live AND online)

Gus Cannon and the Big Banjo World of 120 Years Ago

Tony Thomas, presenter 

FREE ADMISSION: to get a free ticket for the live presentation at Oakland Public Conservatory of Music , please register via Eventbrite

Proof of vaccination and masks required for Oakland Public Conservatory live events.

ONLINE:

 Livestream on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/BerkeleyOldTimeMusicConvention/videos

Zoom:  sign up for BOTMC email list (at the bottom of this page) to get Zoom link, or email blackbanjopresentations@gmail.com

4:00 PM      ONLINE FAMILY CONCERT - online only

Bayou Seco

Sponsored by the Berkeley Public Library

Register via Eventbrite to get the Zoom link – registration will open in September. 

https://www.berkeleypubliclibrary.org/events/berkeley-old-time-music-convention-kids-concert-bayou-seco

FREE

8:00 p.m. CONCERT  (live AND online)

Jake Blount; Slate Mountain Ramblers; Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin

This show will be livestreamed!!

Tickets:   Both in-person and livestream tickets are available online or at the Freight box office. Save $$ and buy a 2-night pass! For complete ticket info and to purchase tickets online: THURS FREIGHT SHOW TICKET INFO

 Location:  Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison, Berkeley.  Proof of vaccination and masks required.

 

Friday September 24

# 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.     OPEN  JAMMING—everyone welcome, but you must be fully vaccinated and masks are required.   FREE ADMISSION

For location, email: BOTMCAfternoonJam@gmail.com

 

# 3:30-5:00  p.m. INSTRUCTIONAL WORKSHOPS 

Register here: https://secure.thefreight.org/overview/146

Richard Bowman (fiddle); Ivy Sheppard (banjo); David Greely (Cajun fiddle)

Tuition: $25 per workshop/Package deals will be available – advance registration recommended.

Location: Outdoors in Berkeley - address will be given with registration.

Proof of vaccination and masks required.

# 8:00 p.m. CONCERT (live AND online)

Eddie Bond & Band; Horsenecks; Evie Ladin Band

This show will be livestreamed!!

Tickets:   Both in-person and livestream tickets are available online or at the Freight box office. Save $$ and buy a 2-night pass! For complete ticket info and to purchase tickets online:  FRIDAY FREIGHT SHOW TICKET INFO

 Location:  Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison, Berkeley.  Proof of vaccination and masks required.

Location:  Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison  AND livestream online

Proof of vaccination and masks required.

 

Saturday September 25

 

11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.     BOTMC STRING BAND CONTEST

See the Contest page for details.
Sign your band up today!

Guest set by Cajun fiddler David Greely at 12:30.

Open jamming with Gabrielle Macrae and Barry Southern (the Horsenecks), starting at 1:00 pm (after David Greely's set)

There will be NO instrument check this year, sorry.

FREE ADMISSION

Civic Center Park (MLK between Allston and Center)

Please wear a mask!

4:00 to 5:00 pm  FLATFOOT CLOGGING WORKSHOP - online only

With Evie Ladin

Tuition: $25 per workshop – advance registration recommended.

Location:  ONLINE - info will be given after registration.

 4:00 to 5:30 pm  MOVING FROM APPROPRIATION THROUGH ATTRIBUTION TO ACTION (online only) 

An interactive online workshop facilitated by Leslie Keir, Lael Sigal and Lisa Berman

As a community we are dedicated to disrupting patterns of white supremacy.  How can we shift our relationship to oldtime music towards cultural appreciation and away from  cultural appropriation?  Join us for an interactive workshop exploring how to make this change.  

FREE ADMISSION  - sign up on BOTMC email list to get Zoom link

 

8:00 p.m.   OLD TIME CAJUN DANCE PARTY & OLD TIME JAM  (online only)

Dance in the comfort of your own home!

Featuring David Greely with Suzy, Eric and Allegra Thompson (Thompsonia)

PLUS Online Jamming with Eddie Bond and Richard Bowman and other BOTMC performers.

Location:  ONLINE - sign up on the BOTMC email list to get details. Jam will be on Zoom (same link as for Slow Jam Fizz - if you don't have it, join the BOTMC email list and you'll receive it in an email) and YouTube. Zoom link will not be posted online.

 

Jam also will be on YouTube:   https://www.youtube.com/c/BerkeleyOldTimeMusicConvention/videos ; you should see the live stream as the first item.  Note that you will not see the jam until it has actually started, so if you click on this link before 8:00 you will need to refresh your screen. 

 

Cajun dance will be on YouTube only: 

https://www.youtube.com/c/BerkeleyOldTimeMusicConvention/videos ; you should see the live stream as the first item.  Note that you will not see the dance until the dance has actually started, so if you click on this link before 8:00 you will need to refresh your screen.

Sunday September 26

 

# 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. INSTRUCTIONAL WORKSHOPS - these will be held OUTDOORS

Register here: https://secure.thefreight.org/overview/146

Jake Blount, Barry Southern (banjo); Jake Blount, Gabrielle Macrae (fiddle); Ivy Sheppard (beginning clawhammer banjo); Gabrielle Macrae (beginning fiddle)

Tuition $25 per workshop/Package deals will be available – advance registration recommended.

Location: Outdoors in Berkeley - address will be given with registration.

Proof of vaccination and masks required.

# 11 a.m. Open jam session with Mark Olson and Penny Critchlow   FREE ADMISSION  FOR JAM - please wear a mask!

Location will be given via the BOTMC email list, sign up below. 

Proof of vaccination and masks required.

1:00 to 5:00 p.m.  JAMMING IN OHLONE PARK 

Ohlone Park, across from North Berkeley BART

Bring a chair or two if you can - please wear a mask!

FREE

# 3:30 to 5:00 p.m.        

BLACK BANJO PRESENTATION (live AND online)

Gus Cannon & the Five String Banjo In the Era of the Blues 

Tony Thomas, presenter

Tony has prepared a terrific handout!!  

FREE ADMISSION: to get a free ticket for the live presentation at Oakland Public Conservatory of Music , please register via Eventbrite

Proof of vaccination and masks required for live event at Oakland Public Conservatory

ONLINE:

 Livestream on Youtube:  https://www.youtube.com/c/BerkeleyOldTimeMusicConvention/videos

Zoom:  sign up for BOTMC email list (at the bottom of this page) to get Zoom link or 

email blackbanjopresentations@gmail.com

You must be FULLY VACCINATED and MASKED to attend most events.  See above -- any event with # next to it will require proof of vaccination and a mask. We strongly encourage everyone to wear a mask!  See Health and Safety at the Freight & Salvage for more information.  

 

Everything subject to change. Please sign up for the BOTMC email list (Click Join our mailing list below) for updates and more info.