The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention
takes place this fall from Thursday, Sept. 23 - Sunday, Sept. 26. Go to the website above for all the information including registration for workshops (opening soon). You can take a fiddle workshop from Eddie Bond, Richard Bowman, Gabrielle Macrae, Jake Blount or David Greely! Learn banjo from Jake Blount, Ivy Sheppard, Jared Boyd, or Barry Southern! They will have beginner level workshops for both instruments too. Workshop descriptions for most workshops are on the Workshop Page. Concert tickets are available now, information here
. Yes, concerts will be live streamed online and you can purchase a ticket for that.
Volunteering - We couldn't put on the BOTMC without the help of many amazing people - volunteering is a great way to make it the BOTMC feel like your own, and you'll meet some cool people too. If interested, check out the Volunteer Page.
Health and safety - this is of great concern to all of us and things are changing day to day, as you know. We will be adhering to the Freight's protocol, even at some of the events that are not taking place at the Freight. You can read about the Freight's health and safety practices here: https://thefreight.org/shows/health-and-safety/
If you are not vaccinated, there are still many things you can attend!! Besides the online things - the Freight concerts and Bayou Seco's family concert - we'll be happy to see you at the outdoor jams at the Freight, the String Band Contest, and the jamming at Ohlone Park. Masks are currently not required, but a lot of people are wearing them anyway. You probably already have plenty of masks but if you want one more, you can buy a BOTMC mask here
. We hope to see you at the BOTMC this year - less than 2 months off now!