Festivals 'n Such

Red White & Blues Festival July 4
Alameda County Fairgrounds Main Stage, 12:00 - 8:00. Free with admission to the Fair. Great blues acts, Motown, and Zydeco/Cajun performers. INFO 510-836-2227, www.bayareabluessociety.net

Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival July 6 - 8
11 - 7 pm, City Hall Plaza, Hayward, CA. INFO 510-836-2227, www.bayareabluessociety.net

Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 13 - 15
Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver, Canada. Several stages, workshops. "Poly-traditional." INFO 800-883-3655, www.thefestival.bc.ca

Humboldt Folklife Festival July 15 - 21
Perigot Park, and other venues in Blue Lake, CA. Workshops, kids' performances, N. CA Native Concert, Singer Songwriters, Bluegrass & Old Time, A Capella, Free Fest. INFO 707-822-5394, www.humboldtfolklife.org

Puget Sound Guitar Workshop July 28 - Aug 17 (3 separate week-long sessions)
Inspiration and instruction for acoustic musicians at all levels. Bellingham, WA, near Seattle. INFO 360-647-2979, www.psgw.org

Redwood Dulcimer Day July 28
Boomeria, Bonny Doon, CA. Appalachian dulcimer workshops & jam. Also, faculty concert on July 27, in Boulder Creek. INFO Janet Herman 408-867-9762, www.folkplanet.com/dulcimerday

Twain Harte Arts & Wine Festival July 28 - 29
Twain Harte, CA (11 miles E. of Sonora). Free. INFO 209 533-3473, www.fireonthemountain.com
Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp August 5 - 12, 12 - 19 (2 sessions)
High Peaks Camp near Estes Park, CO. Teaching fiddle, & banjo, mandolin, guitar, piano, cello, bass, harp, chamber music ensemble. Step, Waltz, Contra, Calling. INFO 303-753-6870, www.rmfiddle.com

Dead on the Creek Festival August 10 - 12
Willits, CA. Bluegrass, Americana, Jamband, and Grateful Dead. Limited tickets. INFO 707-459-3015, www.deadonthecreek.com

From Women's Hearts & Hands Guitar Camp Aug 10 - 13
Mendocino, CA. Guitar instruction for women by women. Beg. - Adv. Intermediate. Blues, Jazz, Fingerstyle, Celtic, Brazilian, Chord Theory, Alternate Tunings, Performance Opportunities. Delicious, nutritious catered meals. INFO 415-669-7447, www.WomensHeartsAndHands.com

Fire on the Mtn Sonora Blues Festival August 11
Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora, CA. Music, workshops and more. INFO 209-533-3473, www.fireonthemountain.com

29th Annual Intl. Musical Saw Festival August 12
10 - 6 pm, Roaring Camp, Felton Santa Cruz, CA. Contest, workshops, open mike, jamming, all instruments. Potluck & Jams, August 11, Santa Cruz & Roaring Camp. INFO 415-459-7722, www.sawplayers.org

Northwest Jam Camp August 18 - 23
Pilgrim Firs, Port Orchard, WA. Sponsored by Puget Sound Guitar Workshop. No classes, just music with friends. INFO 206-932-8467, www.langston.com/PSGW/JAMC.html

Colorado Roots Music Camp August 19 - 25
Rocky Mountain Mennonite Camp, near Divide, CO. All levels; all ages. Bluegrass, folk, blues, swing, jazz, flatpicked & fingerstyle guitar, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, bass, singing, learning & fun. INFO 719-632-7872, www.coloradorootsmusic.com

Cotati Accordion Festival August 25 - 26
La Plaza Park, Cotati CA. Accordion in every culture; food, drink, dancing. INFO 707-664-0444, www.cotatifest.com

30th National Old Time Music Festival Aug 27 - Sept 2
Harrison County Fairgrounds, Missouri Valley, IA. Over 600 performers on 10 stages. INFO 712-762-4363, www.oldtimemusic.bigstep.com

Scottish Gathering and Games September 1 - 2
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA. INFO 800-713-3160, www.caledonian.org/highlandgames.html

American Banjo Camp September 7 - 9
Fort Flagler, WA. Learn old-time or bluegrass banjo with world-class instructors. Demonstrations, hands-on classes, faculty concerts, plenty of jamming. INFO www.langston.com/ABC/

Delta Blues Festival September 15, 12 - 7:30 pm
Antioch, CA. FREE. Music, food, arts & crafts. Mem Shannon and more. INFO (925) 698-8024, www.deltabluesfestival.com

Sebastopol Celtic Festival September 21 - 23
Community Center, Sebastopol, CA. Concerts, workshops, Jams. Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Breanndan Begley, Old Blind Dogs, Nightingale, Baka Beyond, Vaka, Le Vent du Nord & more. INFO 707-829-7067, www.cumuluspresents.com/celtic/

Tugboat Festival September 22
11:00 - 5:00, Hyde Street Pier & Maritime Museum, San Francisco, CA. 100th birthday of the Hercules - the only steam-powered Tug in the US. Music, crafts, living history, shipboard demonstrations, kid's activities. Performers: Bob Bossin, Hank Cramer, & David LoVine. INFO 415-447-5000,

Intl. Jousting Championship September 22 - 23
Calaveras Fairgrounds, Angels Camp, CA. Tempest, Black Irish Band, & Culann's Hounds . INFO www.joustingchampionships.com

Harvest Moon Dance Festival Sept 28 - 30
Carillo Ball Room, Santa Barbara. Contras and an afternoon of Swing. Band: Notorious, Caller: Shawn Brenneman. INFO 805-682-1877, www.sbcds.org/hm/

BACDS Fall Weekend October 12 - 14
Monte Toyon, Aptos, CA. English Country Dance, Contras, Swing, music workshops. INFO www.bacds.org/camps/fallwk2007/