Community Open House
Saturday, December 11, 2010, 12:00 pm an afternoon of workshops and performances free
December 11 12:00 pm

Come join us for our holiday Community Open House! Music fills the Freight from ceiling to roof as we throw open our doors from noon to 4:00 pm today for a free, family-friendly musical celebration featuring an amazing array of performances and workshops, plus the annual Freight tree-trimming party!

Dancing in the aisles, singing on the stairs, and fiddling in the lobby are sure to ensue as we invite the Bay Area music-making community (including you!) to meet for an afternoon's extravaganza of song circles, musical performances, bluegrass, jug band, klezmer, and Cajun jams, an Irish traditional session, a puppet show, and workshops taught by the Freight's fabulous music school faculty. Bring your kids, bring your friends, bring your instruments, and help fill the Freight with music and holiday cheer!


Waller Street Station (12:30)
Aesthetic Cling (12:45)
SwingStringSing Band (1:00)
Songwriting students (1:15)
Mountain Dulcimer students (1:45)
Sauce Piquante Cajun Band (2:00)
Ukulele students (2:15)
Babar's Jug Band (2:45)
Women’s Singing Circle (3:00)
Bluegrass Ensemble students (3:15)
Harlan James Bluegrass Band (3:30)
Bluegrass Band Class Band (3:45)


Folk Music of Northern Italy
w/ Achille & Nicola Bocus (12:00-1:00)
Tips, Tools & Techniques for Building a Strong Voice
w/ Cary Sheldon of Take the Stage (1:00-2:00)
Puppet Circle for Under 5's
w/ Emily Butterfly (1:30-2:30)
Band Playing
w/ Avram Siegel (2:00-3:00)
Mexican Son for Families - Rhythm, Dance, and Singing
w/ Arwen Lawrence (2:30-3:30)
DADGAD Guitar for Irish Music
w/ George Grasso (3:00-4:00)
Jamming the Blues
w/ Pete Madsen (3:00-4:00)
Beatles Guitar
w/ Gabriel Olin (3:30-4:00)

Instrument check! Nice.


Snowflake creation and tree trimming (12:00-2:00)
Irish Traditional Session - slower
w/ A. McChesney-Young, J. Pollack, G. Grasso (12:00-1:00)
Kids Fiddle Jam
w/ Lucia Purpura-Pontoniere (12:00-1:30)
Bluegrass Slow Jam
w/ Bill Evans (12:00-2:00)
Song Circle
w/ Doug Norman & Steve Meckfessel (12:00-2:00)
Irish Traditional Session - faster
w/ J. Pollack, G. Grasso (1:00-2:00)
Klezmer Jam
w/ Julie Egger (2:00-3:00)
Singing Circle
w/ Tamsen Fynn (2:00-3:00)
Jug Band Jam
w/ CA Jug Band Association (2:00-4:00)
Cajun Jam
w/ Blair Kilpatrick & Steve Tabak (3:00-4:00)

Community open houses at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse are made possible through the generous support of The San Francisco Foundation and the Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Foundation at the San Francisco Foundation.


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