Advance tickets for Thurs. and Fri. night shows at the Freight, as well as the THREE DAY PASS (good for Thurs. & Fri. at the Freight plus Sat. night at Ashkenaz) can all be purchased via the Freight’s website (fees apply) or in person at the Freight box office. All tickets subject to fees, including the Freight's $4 facility fee. Senior and youth/student discounts available. Please click on the link in the section below to buy advance tickets online for a particular event. Tickets will also be available at the door.

For single-night tickets to the Sat. night dance at Ashkenaz, click on the link below to buy online advance tickets (fees apply) or simply buy at the door on the night of the dance.

There are no advance sales for the Sunday afternoon Family Dance at Ashkenaz.  Tickets will be sold at the door only.

Please visit the Workshops page for information about registering for instructional workshops. You can register online via the Freight's website (fees apply), or in person at the Freight box office  Class size is limited, so register early to make sure you get a spot. Some workshops are likely to sell out in advance. 

Everything else is FREE ADMISSION!

One ticket, good for Thursday and Friday night concerts at the Freight, AND the Saturday Night Dance Party at Ashkenaz (also includes flatfooting workshop, song circle, jamming)
$56 in advance, $61 at the door (plus fees, including the Freight's facility fee, which is $4 per ticket) Senior and Youth/Student discounts available.

Individual Event Ticket Info


SATURDAY NIGHT DANCE PARTY at Ashkenaz (Earl White Band, Modock Rounders, Squirrelly Stringband, with callers Sue Hulsether and Robin Fischer. Plus, in the back studio, song circle with Donna Ray Norton and jamming with Echo Mountain) $18 in advance, $20 day of show (fee applies to online sales), $20 at the door (no fee) --- advance tickets are not yet on sale for this event. But you CAN get an advance ticket by buying a 3-Day Pass (see above)

SUNDAY AFTERNOON FAMILY DANCE (Sydney Roberts and Friends, calling by Sue Hulsether, special guest appearance by young fiddle students!) $6 kids; $8 adults. Advance tickets will be available online (additional fee for online tickets).

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OUR FUNDERS:  We greatly appreciate the generous support of Ed Littlefield, Jr.; Alliance for California Traditional Arts (ACTA), in partnership with the Walter & Elise Haas Fund, the William & Flora Hewlett Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation; the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission; the Alameda County Art Commission; and the Bill Graham Memorial Foundation. 

Thanks also to our nonprofit sponsors:  Freight & SalvageKPFA-FMAshkenaz Music & Dance Community Center, and the California Bluegrass Association


Extra-special thanks to our Valiant Volunteer Coordinator, Lael Sigal, and of course to all our volunteers – they make the BOTMC possible!


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