Festivals 'n Such


Brookdale Bluegrass Festival March 5-7
Boulder Creek area, CA. Mike McKinley & Quack Grass, Faux Renwah's Spur of the Moment, Stoney Mountain Ramblers, Mountain Drive, 49 Special, The Tea Sippers Band & more. Jamming. info: www.brookdalebluegrass.com

Sonoma County Bluegrass & Folk Fest March 13
Sebastopol, CA. 1:00-9:00 pm. 49 Special, Lone Prairie, Dr. Elmo & Wild Blue, Evo Bluestein workshop, Rita Hosking, Blue and Lonesome, Kathy Kallick Band. Lots of jamming. info: 707-829-8012,

BACDS Spring Weekend March 19-21
Aptos, CA. Seth Tepfer, Tom Roby, James Hutson & Bruce Hamilton. Music by The Syncopaths, Waverly Station, Kevin Carr, Rebecca King, Jim Oakden. Singing with Tony Elman. Contras and English Country Dance and other styles. Dance parties, jams, hiking. info: 650-823-1973, www.bacds.org/camps/sprwkend2010/

25th Jewish Music Festival March 20-29
East Bay, SF and Marin venues. Yuval Ron, Zmiros: Sacred songs, Improvisation in New Jewish Music, Diaspora Redux, Saints & Tzadiks, Klezmer Buenos Aires and more. info: 510-848-0237, www.jewishmusicfestival.org


Portland Folkmusic Soc. Singtime Frolics March 26-28
Molalla, OR. Singing and homemade music. Song circles, jamming & workshops by participants, including guest artists Steve Einhorn & Kate Power. info: Hal Day, 503-626-1537, portlandfolkmusic.org.

Women Making Music Camp March 26-29
Healdsburg, CA. Instrumental and vocal workshops, jams, improv and open no-mic. Judy Fjell; Harmony Grisman, Pamela Stoneham Debbie Fier, Irina Rivkin, Sandy Baisden, & Nancy Ibsend. Great lodging and food. info: 541-245-9540, www.womamu.org.

CBA Annual Spring Camp Out April 13-18
Turlock, CA. Jam 'til your fingers turn to mush. Camping, kids-only jam. info: 530-938-0388, www.cbaontheweb.org

Two Day Town April 23-25
Livermore, CA. Camping, music, kids' activities, nature walks, yoga, massage, music store, mountain bike tour and more. info: 510-287-9095, www.twodaytown.com

BOTMC Spring Fling May 15-16
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley CA. Square Dance with callers Evie Ladin, Amy Hofer, and Jordan Ruyle, the Canote Brothers, & more; FREE activities at the Freight: family dance, concerts, workshops, jamming. Concert at the Freight featuring Kate Brislin & Jody Stecher and the Canote Brothers, plus other acts TBA. info: www.berkeleyoldtimemusic.org/

CA Autoharp Gathering May 21-23
Dunlap, CA. Great friendships, good feelings, outstanding accommodations, in-depth musical training, good food and warm sunshine! Teaching Autoharp to ALL levels. Camping, dorms and day passes. Great Staff. Article on ###page 8###. info: http://calautoharp.com/

San Francisco Free Folk Festival June 12-13
Presidio Middle School, SF. Weekend of dances, jams, concerts, open-mics, workshops of all kinds. All FREE and open to everyone, young and old. info: www.sffolkfest.orgwww.sffolkfest.org

Scandia Camp June 12-19
Mendocino, CA. Dance/music of Valdres, Norway: Brit Totland, Knute Arne Jacobsen, & Tore Bolstand. Dance/music of Dalarna, Sweden: Britt-Mari Dahlgren Westholm, Bengt Mard, Bjorn Stabi, Johan Nylander. Cajsa Ekstav: singing & nyckelharpa, Loretta Kelley: hardanger fiddle, Peter Michaelsen: allspel. info: www.scandiacampmendocino.org

CBA Music Camp June 13-16
Grass Valley, CA. Old-Timey or Bluegrass! Workshops to improve instrumental or vocal skills & jamming, (particularly adv. beg. & intermed.) Staff & student concerts. Fills fast. info: 415-663-1342, www.cbamusiccamp.org

CBA Father's Day Bluegrass Festival June 17-20
Grass Valley, CA. Rhonda Vincent & the Rage, Dirk Powell & Riley Baugus, Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper, Kathy Kallick Band, Laurie Lewis & the Right Hands, Kids on Bluegrass & more. Camping, jamming, workshops. info: 530-272-7553, www.cbaontheweb.org

Mendocino Folklore Camp June 19-26
Mendocino, CA. Dance, singing and music of: Bulgaria, the Caribbean Islands, Croatia, Cuba, Greece, Hawaii, India, Israel, Macedonia, the Philippines, Romania, Serbia & Sweden. Kids' program, & more. info: 415-225-9956, www.mendocinofolklorecamp.com

Fiddlekids June 21-25
Berkwood Hedge School, Berkeley, CA. Fiddle camp, for kids ages 7-14, w/ min. 1 year of violin/fiddle. Immersion into fiddle music and art and dance too. Final day performance. Fills early! Bobbi Nikles, Laurie Lewis, Julian Smedley, John Blasquez, Caroline McCaskey, Evie Ladin, Marlene Friedman Walters. info: 510-644-2020 ext. 127, www.freightandsalvage.org/fiddlekids

Balkan Music and Dance Workshop June 26-July 3
Occidental, CA. Presented by Mullah's Teahouse. Workshops galore, dancing, jamming and gourmet meals to share among friends! Classes in traditional music and dance from Ireland, Sweden, England, and the Middle East with: Väsen, Chris Caswell, Evo Bluestein, The Brunos, Eric and Suzy Thompson, Dan Cantrell, Elizabeth Strong and many more! Article on page 8. info: www.goldentoadcamp.com, 707-337-3611.

The Golden Toad Camp June 23-28
Mendocino, CA. Folk music & dance of Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosova, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia & Turkey. Kids Activities, Ethnic parties & more. Can fill by mid-April.info: 510-547-1118, www.eefc.org

BACDS American Week July 3-10
Mendocino, CA. Music: The Avant Gardeners, The Figments. Contras & Squares: Scott Higgs, Cis Hinkle, Gaye Fifer, Couple Dancing: Matthew Duveneck & Anna Gilbert, Storytelling & Percussion: Jubal Creech, Jam-o-rama: Gavin Harrison. info: 775-240-6117, www.bacds.org/amweek

BACDS Family Week July 4-10
Sonora CA. Families of all sizes, even just one. Jamming, singing, crafts, storytelling. Workshops: Contras, Dance Band, Circus, English Country Dance, English Ceilidh Dance, Border Morris, Medieval Woodworking and more! info: 925-256-8992, www.familydancecamp.org

BACDS English Week July 10-17
Mendocino, CA. English Country Dance: Andrew Shaw & Bruce Hamilton; Display Dance: Kalia Kliban; Baroque Styling: Carol Marsh. Musicians: Bare Necessities, Jim Oakden, Shira Kammen, Jon Berger, Rebecca King. Singing, music, special workshops. info: 650-493-6012, www.bacds.org/camps/eweek2010

Stockton Folk Dance Camp July 25-31, Aug 1-7
Stockton, CA. Two sessions. Romanian, Balkan, Turkish, Taiwanese, Hungarian, Russian, Squares & Contras, Hawaiian. Fills up early. info: 530-474-3231, www.folkdancecamp.org

Willamette Valley Autoharp Gathering July 29-Aug 1
Salem, OR. Bonnie Phipps, Drew Smith, Lindsay Haisley, John and Kathie Hollandsworth & more. Workshops, open stages, jamming, singing, concerts, great food. Early deadlines. info: www.wvag.com