Festivals 'n Such

Red White & Blues Festival July 4
Alameda County Fairgrounds Main Stage, Pleasanton 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

17th CA Coast Music Camp July 6 - 12, 13 - 19
Two sessions. Sonoma County, CA .Small group instruction in guitar, mandolin, bass, voice, fiddle, banjo, percussion, and songwriting in a variety of styles - folk, blues, bluegrass, swing, jazz, and Brazilian. Jams, song circles, open mikes, concerts, workshops, and dances. Instructors: Stevie Coyle, Chris Grampp, Karen Leigh, Carol McComb, Steve Palazzo, Bob Reid, and Cosy Sheridan, among others. Swimming, hiking, relaxing. Last minute registration sometime available. INFO www.musiccamp.org,

Home Grown Blues Series July 10 - Aug 28
5:30 - 7:00 Thursdays, Frank Ogawa Plaza, Downtown Oakland, CA. FREE. Different local Blues artist each week. INFO 510-836-2227, www.bayareabluessociety.net

Hayward-Russell City Blues Festival July 12 - 13
11 - 7 pm, City Hall Plaza, Hayward, CA. INFO 510-836-2227, www.bayareabluessociety.net

Vancouver Folk Music Festival July 18 - 20
Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver, Canada. Several stages, workshops. "Poly-traditional." INFO 800-883-3655, www.thefestival.bc.ca

Humboldt Folklife Festival July 19 - 26
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

Redwood Dulcimer Day July 26
Boomeria, Bonny Doon, CA. Appalachian dulcimer workshops & jam. Also, faculty concert on July 25, in Boulder Creek. INFO Janet Herman 408-867-9762, www.folkplanet.com/dulcimerday

Twain Harte Arts & Wine Festival July 26 - 27
Twain Harte, CA (11 miles E. of Sonora). Free. INFO 209 533-3473, www.fireonthemountain.com

Puget Sound Guitar Workshop July 26 - Aug 15
(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

Country Roads Summer Music Camp Aug 6 - 10
Mount Madonna Country Park, Watsonville, CA. A family camp for all ages. Children as well as adults join in sing-alongs, playing guitar and other instruments, crafts and recreation. Informal jams, camp-fire sing-along and open-mic. Concert with Carolynn Hester and more. INFO 408-379-4090, /a>, www.soundwestmusic.com

Rocky Mountain Fiddle Camp August 10 - 17
(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

Sonora Blues Festival August 9
Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora, CA. Music, workshops and more. INFO 209-533-3473, www.fireonthemountain.com

29th Annual Intl. Musical Saw Festival August 9 - 10
10 - 6 pm, Roaring Camp, Felton Santa Cruz, CA. Contest, workshops, open mike, jamming, all instruments. Potluck & Jams, August 9, Santa Cruz & Roaring Camp. INFO 415-459-7722, www.sawplayers.org

Northwest Jam Camp August 16 - 21
Pilgrim Firs, Port Orchard, WA. Sponsored by Puget Sound Guitar Workshop. No classes, just music with friends. INFO 206-932-8467, www.northwestjamcamp.org

From Women's Hearts & Hands Guitar Camp Aug 22 - 25
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

Cotati Accordion Festival August 23 - 24
La Plaza Park, Cotati CA. Accordion in every culture; food, drink, dancing. INFO 707-664-0444, www.cotatifest.com

Scottish Gathering and Games Aug 30 - 31
Alameda County Fairgrounds, Pleasanton, CA. INFO 800-713-3160, www.caledonian.org

American Banjo Camp September 5 - 7
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 13
12 - 7:30 pm, Antioch, CA. FREE. Music, food, arts & crafts. INFO 925-698-8024, www.deltabluesfestival.com

HoolieFest September 13
Mother Lode Fairgrounds, Sonora, CA. 11:00 am. Brother, Culann's Hounds, Black Irish Band and more. INFO www.hooliefest.com

Sebastopol Celtic Festival September 19 - 21
Community Center, Sebastopol, CA. Concerts, workshops, Jams. Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Slide, Cara Dillon, Genticorum, La Musgana, Vasen, Tannahill Weavers, Connie Dover, Vishten & more. INFO 707-829-7067, www.cumuluspresents.com/celtic/

Harvest Moon Dance Festival September 26 - 28
Carillo Ball Room, Santa Barbara. Contras with Airdance, Lift Ticket and caller Cis Hinkle. INFO 805-682-1877, www.sbcds.org/hm/

BACDS Fall Frolick WeekendOctober 17 - 19
Monte Toyon, Aptos, CA. Relaunching as a primarily English country and display (morris/sword, etc) dance weekend, still supporting music and singing. Some contra dancing, but English will be the primary emphasis. INFO www.bacds.org/fw