It’s almost time for the second annual Berkeley Bluegrass Festival. Three days and nights of concerts, jams, free workshops, student performances, and an all around good time. Featuring Robbie Fulks, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, The Bow Ties, Lonely Heartstring Band, Keith Little & Little Band, Bean Creek, and many more, there’s something for everyone. Don’t miss it!
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 Good Old Fashioned has been held each summer since 1994. It features three wonderful days of California bands on the main stage, as well as hot campground pickers on the side stage between main acts. The GOF is also legendary among festival fans for both the quality and quantity of campground jamming.
The festival takes place on the second weekend in August at Bolado Park, just south of Hollister. There is a tree-filled, shady campground for tent camping and a spacious meadow for RVs. The weather in August is typically comfortably warm during the day, with nights that range from mild to cold (pack layers!) The GOF is kid friendly, with a Kids on Stage program for budding bluegrass musicians and a wonderfull volunteer-staffed crafts and activities corrall next to the audience area.
Look for The Handsome Ladies booth!
The 41st Annual Father's Day Festival by The California Bluegrass Association. Four days (June 16-19, 2016) of family fun jamming, workshops, Children’s Programs, Luthier’s Pavilion, Kids on Bluegrass, camping on site and the best in Bluegrass and Old Time Music on stage under the beautiful pine trees.
This May, the Freight & Salvage celebrates the incredible talent in our own backyard with the first Berkeley Bluegrass Festival. Northern California has been a bluegrass stronghold since the 1960s and we're proud to continue our support of legendary local artists and up-and-coming musicians. In collaboration with Grammy-award winner Laurie Lewis and the California Bluegrass Association, we're bringing together leaders of the genre, up-and-coming artists, and music fans for three days of concerts, panel discussions, jams, free workshops, and good old-fashioned merriment to kick off the summer music festival season. We hope you'll join us.
Every mother's day weekend this quiet town's population leaps from a mere 18 to over a thousand bluegrass pickers, pluckers and fun-loving fans. For nearly 2 decades music fans have savored the natural beauty and peaceful ambiance of the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival. Nature's soothing sights and sounds combine with the soulful, high lonesome sound of bluegrass music for an experience that is unique to say the least.
At the Parkfield Bluegrass Festival live band's play all day on a cozy stage and at night fans enjoy late night sets in the Parkfield Cafe.