Tuesday June 17, 2014
Start: 06/17/2014 8:00 pm

Patrick Park"When you see a Patrick Park show, the music is the star,” says the website PopMatters. “There’s a freedom to the simplicity of solo acoustic shows which I love,” Patrick says. “Musically, it's direct and pure, and there’s nothing to hide behind, no way to cop out.” Patrick grew up in Morrison, Colorado, not far from Red Rocks, spent a little time in New York City, and seriously dug into becoming a songwriter in Los Angeles at the turn of the 21st century.

Wednesday June 18, 2014
Start: 06/18/2014 8:00 pm

Antje DuvekotIf you happened to catch Antje Duvekot when she opened Freight shows for Red Molly and John Gorka, you’ve probably circled this date on your calendar already. Her artful songs and exquisite vocals left the audience enraptured. Her stories were funny, too.
 

Thursday June 19, 2014
Start: 06/19/2014 8:00 pm

Andy IrvineWhen you hear Andy Irvine sing, you can’t help but think of the enchantment of the Irish countryside. His music carries a love of the land and of the people. Singer, songwriter, and master of many instruments, including guitar, harmonica, mandolin, mandola, bouzouki, and hurdy-gurdy, Andy has long been known as a tradition unto himself.

Friday June 20, 2014
Start: 06/20/2014 8:00 pm

You don’t need to be LGBT to laugh it up at “The Berkeley Gay Comedy Festival” and you won’t have to cross the bridge to celebrate Pride Month. Now three of the hottest acts in gay comedy come to the Freight in Berkeley for an unforgettable night of rainbow hilarity.

Saturday June 21, 2014
Start: 06/21/2014 8:00 pm

Cowboy JunkiesWe are sold out of advance tickets for this show. There may be some limited standing room only tickets available once the show starts at 8:00 pm for $46.

Sunday June 22, 2014
Start: 06/22/2014 8:00 pm

Carlene Carter“Carlene Carter was born into country-music royalty,” Ken Tucker said recently on NPR’s Fresh Air.

Monday June 23, 2014
Start: 06/23/2014 8:00 pm

Scars on 45Scars on 45 is a captivating indie folk rock band from Yorkshire. Their music is clever and catchy, sensitive and somehow substantial. “I carved your name on an old oak tree / but the council chopped it down / cause it was filled with disease,” they sing on “Give Me Something,” which Amazon named one of the “Top Three Singles of the Year” in 2011.

Tuesday June 24, 2014
Start: 06/24/2014 7:30 pm

Freight Open MicThis is your chance to play at the Freight. Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. The audience is friendly – and people actually listen! So come on down and join the fun. All performers welcome.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Wednesday June 25, 2014
Start: 06/25/2014 8:00 pm

Tito y su Son de CubaHeriberto “Tito” Gonzales and his talented band return to the Freight to play rumba, guaracha, and son—traditional, high-energy Cuban dance music pioneered by greats like Arsenio Rodriguez and later revived by the film The Buena Vista Social Club.

Thursday June 26, 2014
Start: 06/26/2014 8:00 pm

The Blues Broads: Tracy Nelson, Dorothy Morrison, Annie Sampson, Angela Strehli & Deanna BogartThe Blues Broads are the real deal, with deep roots in rock and roll and gospel, country and funk, and most especially the blues. Tracy Nelson co-founded the legendary group Mother Earth and shared the stage with Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, and the Grateful Dead.

Friday June 27, 2014
Start: 06/27/2014 8:00 pm

Jim LauderdaleJim Lauderdale has been there and done that. He’s won two Grammy awards, written songs recorded by such artists as the Dixie Chicks, Patty Loveless, Shelby Lynne, Solomon Burke, and George Strait, and released two dozen albums since 1991, including a pair in the past year featuring songs co-written with Robert Hunter of Grateful Dead fame, Black Roses and Blue Moon Junction.

Saturday June 28, 2014
Start: 06/28/2014 11:30 am

Please come enjoy our free fiddlekids fiddle concert. It's always a sweet and incredible show of young fiddlers playing their recently learned tunes. Only happens once a year, and we'd love to have you join us in celebrating our 17th fiddlekids anniversary!

Start: 06/28/2014 7:00 pm

Hiram BellGrab your uke and head to the Freight for a Ukulele Play-A-Long with Hiram Kaailau Bell! Hiram grew up in Oahu and moved to San Francisco in 1979. He currently teaches ukulele at Chabot College and College of San Mateo, as well as offering private classes, and plays at clubs, festivals, and kani kapila – also known as jam sessions.

Monday June 30, 2014
Start: 06/30/2014 8:00 pm

Tonight’s show is a performance piece developed by Peter Glazer, Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley, exploring the relationship between patriotism, protest, and music. “I didn’t sing ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ during Vietnam – it was too militaristic, too representative of the government I mistrusted,” Peter says. “It was not my national anthem. ‘America The Beautiful’ was more palatable, ‘This Land Is Your Land’ even more . . .

Wednesday July 02, 2014
Start: 07/02/2014 8:00 pm

Bay Area musicians Shelley Doty & Vicki Randle have been playing together for many years in many contexts, and tonight they collaborate on a special acoustic evening at the Freight.
 

Thursday July 03, 2014
Start: 07/03/2014 8:00 pm

Saturday July 05, 2014
Start: 07/05/2014 8:00 pm

The HoneycuttersThe Honeycutters are an original country roots band from Asheville, North Carolina. “They've got a sound as classic as grits,” says Charlotte’s Creative Loafing. Centered around the songwriting of lead singer Amanda Platt, the band features Matt Smith on pedal steel, Dobro, and guitar, Tal Taylor on mandolin, Rick Cooper on bass, and Josh Milligan on drums.

Sunday July 06, 2014
Start: 07/06/2014 8:00 pm

Medna UstaWhen the first wave of Balkan music rolled into the Bay Area in the 1980s, the girl group Medna Usta rode the crest. Now they’ve reunited and added a few more stellar musicians to the mix.

Tuesday July 08, 2014
Start: 07/08/2014 7:30 pm

Freight Open MicThis is your chance to play at the Freight. Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. The audience is friendly – and people actually listen! So come on down and join the fun. All performers welcome.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Wednesday July 09, 2014
Start: 07/09/2014 8:00 pm

Krüger Brothers“The Kruger Brothers are just about as fine a band as I have ever played with,” said the late Doc Watson. The Bluegrass Journal says, “The Krugers are nothing short of magnificent.” Brothers Jens and Uwe Kruger left their home in Switzerland to pursue life as street musicians and met their “other brother,” Joel Landsberg, in New York City. Jens won last year’s Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass Music.

Thursday July 10, 2014
Start: 07/10/2014 8:00 pm

Rabbit RabbitRabbit Rabbit is Carla Kihlstedt on violin and vocals, and Matthias Bossi on drums, percussion, keyboards, bass harmonica, and vocals. The wife-husband duo are founding members of the iconic bands Tin Hat, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, 2 Foot Yard, Causing a Tiger, The Book of Knots, and Fred Frith’s Cosa Brava, and they’ve played with such artists as Tom Waits, Madeleine Peyroux, Tracy Chapman, and St. Vincent.

Friday July 11, 2014
Start: 07/11/2014 8:00 pm

MatutoMatuto is something else! A guitarist from South Carolina, steeped in bluegrass and blues, folk and jazz, moves to New York City and meets an accordion master with deep roots in swing, bepop, funk, and rock, and the two of them travel to northeastern Brazil on a Fulbright and immerse themselves in the local music – forró, chorinho, samba, maracatu, and frevo.

Saturday July 12, 2014
Start: 07/12/2014 8:00 pm

Tristan and Tashina ClarridgeString fans of all stripes should run, not walk, to the Freight for tonight’s Shasta String Celebration! Over the past ten years, the event has earned a reputation as an epic show, uniting a staggering array of the most influential and innovative performers from the worlds of bluegrass, jazz, Celtic, old time, and pop for an outpouring of music that takes the audience on a stunning cross-genre journey, with many special guests and spontaneous collaborations.

Sunday July 13, 2014
Start: 07/13/2014 8:00 pm

Buck Nickels & Loose ChangePlease see the Freight box office for refunds.


Buck Nickels & Loose Change play honky tonk and Western swing with verve, grit, and a sly sense of humor rooted in the wilds of Sonoma County and Marin.

Monday July 14, 2014
Start: 07/14/2014 7:30 pm

Check out the future when the West Coast Songwriters present their monthly Songwriter Competition, where members take the stage and perform their material live on the Freight stage. Performers sign up from 7:00 to 7:20, and at 7:30 the house lights go down and the show goes on!

Thursday July 17, 2014
Start: 07/17/2014 8:00 pm

“Songs are a high art because singing lifts your mind free of
 your usual run of thinking and often shows you a world of
 new thoughts and stories and ideas--and principals and 
ideals are seen plainer while singing. This is why singing 
is a part of all of us...it puts action and the ways to
 action clearly before you.” — Woody Guthrie

Friday July 18, 2014
Start: 07/18/2014 8:00 pm

“Songs are a high art because singing lifts your mind free of
 your usual run of thinking and often shows you a world of
 new thoughts and stories and ideas--and principals and 
ideals are seen plainer while singing. This is why singing 
is a part of all of us...it puts action and the ways to
 action clearly before you.” — Woody Guthrie

Saturday July 19, 2014
Start: 07/19/2014 8:00 pm

“Songs are a high art because singing lifts your mind free of
 your usual run of thinking and often shows you a world of
 new thoughts and stories and ideas--and principals and 
ideals are seen plainer while singing. This is why singing 
is a part of all of us...it puts action and the ways to
 action clearly before you.” — Woody Guthrie

Sunday July 20, 2014
Start: 07/20/2014 2:00 pm

“Songs are a high art because singing lifts your mind free of
 your usual run of thinking and often shows you a world of
 new thoughts and stories and ideas--and principals and 
ideals are seen plainer while singing. This is why singing 
is a part of all of us...it puts action and the ways to
 action clearly before you.” — Woody Guthrie

Monday July 21, 2014
Start: 07/21/2014 8:00 pm

Occidental Gypsy

This show has been cancelled.

Tuesday July 22, 2014
Start: 07/22/2014 8:00 pm

Harmonica players, harmonica fans, harmonica graybeards and newbies, come to the Freight for the Bay Area Harmonica Convergence, featuring Eugene Huggins, Phil Berkowitz, Dave Matthews & an all-star jam!
 

Thursday July 24, 2014
Start: 07/24/2014 8:00 pm

Noe VenableNoe Venable made her name in the San Francisco music scene with five fine albums in the late 1990s and early 2000s, moved to New York and finished college, went on to Harvard Divinity School, and managed to find time to release two more albums, become a Waldorf teacher, and have a baby. She unplugged for a while, and stopped listening to much in the way of recorded music. “Instead,” she says, “I joined a chorus, and even led a few.

Friday July 25, 2014
Start: 07/25/2014 8:00 pm

Junius Courtney Big BandLace up your dancing shoes and get ready to swing with the Junius Courtney Big Band and Denise Perrier at the Freight!  This 19-piece big band, founded in 1963 when the late trumpeter Junius Courtney moved to the By Area from his native New Orleans, has a fifty-plus year track record, members who played with the likes of Coltrane, Earl “Fatha” Hines and Cal Tdjader, and a mojo that jazz journalist Andy Gilbert states is “capable of cutting far better-known orchestras.  Loo

Saturday July 26, 2014
Start: 07/26/2014 8:00 pm

House JacksThe human voice is a terrible thing to waste – and the House Jacks make superb use of theirs. The New York Times praised their “astonishingly precise vocal drumming.” The Oakland Tribune praised their “amazing voices, impressive arrangements, and dynamic stage presence.” A rock band without instruments, these five amazing musicians perform in an a cappella style that obliterates all preconceptions about what a voice can do.

Sunday July 27, 2014
Start: 07/27/2014 8:00 pm

Ed GerhardGrammy winner Ed Gerhard took up guitar after seeing classical master Andres Segovia on TV, and stopped taking lessons at age 15 when he heard a record by Mississippi John Hurt. After that, he taught himself, slowing down his spinning records to catch each note and figuring out how to play them. He learned well, eventually mastering 6-string, 12-string, slide, and the Hawaiian lap slide guitar known as the Weissenborn.

Tuesday July 29, 2014
Start: 07/29/2014 7:30 pm

Freight Open MicThis is your chance to play at the Freight. Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. The audience is friendly – and people actually listen! So come on down and join the fun. All performers welcome.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Thursday July 31, 2014
Start: 07/31/2014 8:00 pm

Tift Merrittnote: Tift Merritt will play the first set and Chatham County Line will close the show.

 

Saturday August 02, 2014
Start: 08/02/2014 8:00 pm

The Reverend Dennis Kamakahi spent a brief 61 years among us, but in that time he gave us the immortal gift of his music. In the spirit of kōkua (assistance) and ho`omaika`i (to give thanks and blessings), five of his musical protégés will perform a series of fundraising concerts, with all proceeds going directly to the Kamakahi family. All five musicians are Nā Hōkū Hanohano award winners.

Sunday August 03, 2014
Start: 08/03/2014 1:00 pm

 

 

Start: 08/03/2014 8:00 pm

The AmigosThe Amigos are a young, Brooklyn-based band with a new album, their first, Diner in the Sky, which features a winning blend of country, Cajun, bluegrass, gospel, mariachi, and even a touch of jazz. They hold this musical mix together with high energy, matching Western shirts, exceptional talent, and a spirit of big fun.

Tuesday August 05, 2014
Start: 08/05/2014 7:30 pm

Freight Open MicThis is your chance to play at the Freight. Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. The audience is friendly – and people actually listen! So come on down and join the fun. All performers welcome.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Wednesday August 06, 2014
Start: 08/06/2014 8:00 pm

Phil MarshSherman, set the Wayback Machine for 1968. We’re going to the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse on San Pablo Avenue, just down the street from Everett & Jones Barbecue. It’s opening night, and Phil Marsh is playing...

Thursday August 07, 2014
Start: 08/07/2014 8:00 pm

Dan BernDan Bern is hilarious, thoughtful, creative, and prolific – he keeps turning out terrific songs and performing them with great gusto and relish.

Friday August 08, 2014
Start: 08/08/2014 8:00 pm

Frank Solivan & Dirty KitchenFrank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen stir the pot with a recipe that offers a smorgasbord of musical sounds, combining multiple layers of spicy instrumentals, tasty songwriting, and delicious lead and harmony vocals. In other words, the band cooks.

Saturday August 09, 2014
Start: 08/09/2014 8:00 pm

The Beth Custer EnsembleThe Beth Custer Ensemble features a who’s who of outstanding Bay Area musicians playing a unique musical mélange of beguiling melodies, surreal lyrics, and sophisticated orchestrations that draw from a wide range of genres and inspire a multitude of moods.

Sunday August 10, 2014
Start: 08/10/2014 1:00 pm

 

 

Start: 08/10/2014 8:00 pm

Billy Joe ShaverBilly Joe Shaver has never been a household name, but his songs became country standards during the 1970s, and his reputation among musicians and critics has been rising ever since. Johnny Cash called him “my favorite songwriter.” He was inducted into the Texas Country Music Hall of Fame in 2006, he earned a Grammy nomination for his album Everybody’s Brother in 2007, and the Americana Music Association has awarded him their Lifetime Achievement Award in Songwriting.

Tuesday August 12, 2014
Start: 08/12/2014 8:00 pm

MilkDrive They call their music jazz-grass, and it’s loose, tight, thoughtful, improvisational, fun, and full of life. The band features Brian Beken on fiddle and lead vocals, Noah Jeffries on guitar and harmony vocals, Dennis Ludiker on mandolin and harmony vocals, and Matt Mefford on double bass. Brian, Noah, and Dennis met as younsters competing in the National Old Time Fiddlers’ Contest in Weiser, Idaho.

Wednesday August 13, 2014
Start: 08/13/2014 8:00 pm

The Lady CroonersThe Lady Crooners features three sibs, Nadia, Megan, and Joseph Krilanovich, and two of their musician friends, Jason Bratz and Kevin Conness, who play what they call “almost country” – music filled with lovely harmonies, tasty guitar licks, and a touch of twang. They all wear boots, and they all pour plenty of heart and soul into every performance.

Thursday August 14, 2014
Start: 08/14/2014 8:00 pm

Carrie NewcomerCarrie Newcomer is a singer, songwriter, Quaker, Midwesterner, goodwill ambassador, and inspiring performer. Billboard Magazine has described her as a “soaring songstress,” the Boston Globe has called her a “prairie mystic,” and Rolling Stone says that she “asks all the right questions.” Questions, not answers – Carrie tends to take a modest approach.

Friday August 15, 2014
Start: 08/15/2014 8:00 pm

If you like Western swing, you probably already know Lost Weekend. They’ve been around the Bay Area since 1985, when they started playing Tuesday nights at Paul’s Saloon. Herb Caen gave them several plugs, Phil Elwood lauded them in his reviews, and the band expanded its lineup to perform at such events as the SF Jazz Festival, the city’s New Year’s Eve Show, and the Black and White Ball.

Saturday August 16, 2014
Start: 08/16/2014 8:00 pm

Leslie Noel - My Own FairytaleDue to adult themes and language, parental discretion is advised.

Sunday August 17, 2014
Start: 08/17/2014 1:00 pm

 

 

Start: 08/17/2014 8:00 pm

Leslie Noel - My Own FairytaleDue to adult themes and language, parental discretion is advised.

Tuesday August 19, 2014
Start: 08/19/2014 7:30 pm

Freight Open MicThis is your chance to play at the Freight. Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. The audience is friendly – and people actually listen! So come on down and join the fun. All performers welcome.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Thursday August 21, 2014
Start: 08/21/2014 8:00 pm

Alasdair Fraser & Natalie HaasJoin us for a rousing evening of fiddle magic steeped in talent and tradition: the 26th annual Freight Fiddle Summit. You’ll be in excellent company with host Alasdair Fraser & cellist Natalie Haas, the brilliant violinist Jeremy Kittel, Dublin fiddler Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh, award-winning pianist and harpist Cali McKasson, dancer extraordinaire Nic Gareiss, and guitarist Clay Ross of Matuto fame.
 

Friday August 22, 2014
Start: 08/22/2014 8:00 pm

Catch a glimpse of the future when the West Coast Songwriters present the finals of their annual songwriting competition. Top contenders from WCS playoffs in ten cities—Portland, Martinez, Saratoga, Petaluma, Sebastopol, Sacramento, Redwood City, Berkeley, San Francisco, and Hollywood—will perform their original songs before a panel of discerning judges.

Saturday August 23, 2014
Start: 08/23/2014 8:00 pm

Box Set DuoJeff Pehrson and Jim Brunberg first started playing together in the early 1990s at The Owl and the Monkey Café in San Francisco’s Sunset District. Their band, Box Set, recorded seven albums and won Bay Area Music Awards for Best Club Band and Outstanding Americana/Roots Band, and a “Group of the Year” award from the National Academy of Songwriters. Here’s what esteemed local critic Phil Elwood had to say about them back in the day.

Sunday August 24, 2014
Start: 08/24/2014 8:00 pm

Aireene & the Rarities celebrate the release of their new album, Put Back Charlie, tonight at the Freight. Aireene Espiritu, on vocals, tenor ukulele, and guitar, leads the band and writes most of the songs. She was born in the Philippines, moved to Oakland when she was ten, and grew up in a blend of musical worlds, listening to Alan Lomax’s field recordings from the South and to her uncles jamming on Filipino folk guitar.

Thursday August 28, 2014
Start: 08/28/2014 5:00 pm

August is KFOG Local Music Month, celebrating performers with roots here in the Bay Area. The Freight is proud to join KFOG and Rosalie for a Happy Hour show featuring three great local performers: The Fall Risk, Lisa-Marie Johnston & Austin Willacy. We hope you’ll come on down and join us for this free concert of great music and Happy Hour specials!

 


Visit KFOG's website

 

Tuesday September 02, 2014
Start: 09/02/2014 7:30 pm

Freight Open MicThis is your chance to play at the Freight. Our Open Mic has brought in some of our brightest performers, including Shawn Colvin, Dana Carvey, Alvin Youngblood Hart, and Patrick Landeza. The audience is friendly – and people actually listen! So come on down and join the fun. All performers welcome.

HERE'S HOW IT WORKS:

Friday September 05, 2014
Start: 09/05/2014 8:00 pm

The SubdudesWe are sold out of advance tickets for this show. Standing room only tickets may be available once the show starts at 8pm.

Saturday September 06, 2014
Start: 09/06/2014 8:00 pm

Misner & SmithMisner & Smith – that’s Sam Misner and Megan Smith – are long-time Freight favorites. Sam plays guitar, Megan plays mandolin and upright bass, and when the two of them sing together, their blended voices ring with commitment and vitality. Maverick Magazine has praised their “superb harmonies” and the website Hicks with Sticks has called them “a Bay Area treasure to be shared . . .

Sunday September 07, 2014
Start: 09/07/2014 8:00 pm

On Ensemble (pronounced "Ohn") is a Los Angeles based taiko quartet that takes the ancient instruments and powerful rhythms of traditional Japanese ensemble drumming and adds their own relentless innovations – soaring melodies, unusual time signatures, and unexpected instruments like cajon, frame drum, trap set, koto, melodica, and Japanese flute.

Thursday September 11, 2014
Start: 09/11/2014 8:00 pm

Bill MonroeThere would be no bluegrass if not for Bill Monroe. He gave the genre its name and its distinctive style, and for most of the 20th century he embodied the essence of the art form, which is typically delivered by a five-piece acoustic string band featuring instrumental virtuosity on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, and string bass, and plaintive, high lonesome voices singing in close harmony.

Friday September 12, 2014
Start: 09/12/2014 8:00 pm

Nora Jane StruthersNora Jane Struthers & The Party Line return to the Freight riding high from the success of their most recent album, Carnival, which rose to #11 on the Americana Radio Chart. Nora Jane grew up in Virginia, studied at NYU, and taught English in Brooklyn before moving to Nashville to focus full time on music.

Saturday September 13, 2014
Start: 09/13/2014 11:00 am

Alphabet RockersThe Bay Area-based family hip-hop group Alphabet Rockers match nostalgic beats with kid-friendly, educational lyrics, a combination that has garnered two Parents’ Choice Awards, 4-stars from Common Sense Media, presentation slots at kindergarten conferences, and Red Tricycle’s Best Kids Artist award.

Start: 09/13/2014 8:00 pm

Eliza GilkysonEliza Gilkyson is one of the finest singer-songwriters making music today. She “doesn’t pull any punches,” says the New York Times.

Sunday September 14, 2014
Start: 09/14/2014 8:00 pm

Eric BibbEric Bibb has been playing and singing the blues for more than 40 years, but his music embraces more than the blues. “It’s blues, it’s country, it’s work songs, it’s ragtime, it’s spirituals. All of those things are in the hopper,” Eric says. With a Grammy nomination, multiple W.C.

Wednesday September 17, 2014
Start: 09/17/2014 8:00 pm

Lucy Wainwright Roche“I fell in love last year / It’s not a thing I do a lot,” Lucy Wainwright Roche sings in “Seek and Hide,” a duet with Colin Meloy of The Decemberists on her latest album, There’s a Last Time for Everything. “You gotta watch it all change / You gotta watch it all stay the same,” the song goes on, and the line certainly applies to her music – a listener still hears the same honesty and openness in her newer work, but there’s a change too, a growth in control and authori

Thursday September 18, 2014
Start: 09/18/2014 8:00 pm

The Berkeley Old Time Music Convention (BOTMC) is back for the 12th year, celebrating old time music from September 16-21, at locations all over town. This five-day festival offers concerts, square dancing, a string band contest, workshops, and activities especially for kids and families, all in intimate settings where the line between audience and performer is as thin as a guitar pick. Participants travel from across America for the chance to hang out, dance, and pick and sing alongside some of the top musicians and dancers in the old time fiddle and banjo world.