Festivals 'n Such

Bay Area Storytelling Festival

May 20 - 21
Kennedy Grove Regional Rec. Area, El Sobrante, CA. Folk tales, family stories, fables, recollections, ghost stories, tall tales, fairy tales, & classic stories from many cultures. Workshops, Open Story Mic info: info@bayareastorytelling.org www.bayareastorytelling.org.

Northwest Folklife Festival

May 26 - 29
Seattle Center, Seattle, WA. FREE Annual celebration of music, dance, folklore, crafts, food, art & more from around the world. info: 206-684-7300, www.nwfolklife.org.

Vasona Vibrations Concert Series

June - July
5 - 7 pm, Sats., on the Ranger Office Lawn, Vasona Lake County Park, Los Gatos, CA. Free! Local artists performing a wide variety of (mostly) acoustic genres in beautiful surroundings. info: 408-356-2729, www.southbayfolks.org/vasona.

The FINAL Wild Iris Folk Festival

June 2 - 4
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville, CA. Camping, workshops, crafts, kids' activities, open mikes & jamming. The Bills, Todd Snider, The Greencards, Utah Phillips & more. info: 707-895-3589, www.wildirisfolkfestival.org.

8th Annual Celtic Festival

June 10
Ardenwood Historic Farm, Fremont, CA. 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Celtic music, Step Dancing, Pipe Bands, Historical Reenactments, Ethnic Food, Ethnic Vendors. info: 510- 387-4295, www.ardenwood-celtic-festival.com/index2.html.

6th Annual CBA Music Camp

June 11 - 14
Love to play Old-Timey or Bluegrass, want to improve your instrumental or vocal skills and work on jamming? Workshops, staff and student concerts. Still has spaces left! info: Ingrid Noyes, 707-878-9067 (after 9:00 am) www.cbamusiccamp.org.

Live Oak Music Festival

June 16 - 18
Live Oak Camp, Santa Barbara, CA. Fairport Convention, The Bills, Joe Dickerson, Guthrie Family Heritage Tour, Baaba Maal & more. Camping, dances, kids' activities, jam sessions, crafts & more. info: 805-781-3030, www.liveoakfest.org.

28th Annual Great Labor Arts Exchange

June 18 - 20
National Labor College, Silver Spring, MD Explore how to use music, art, poetry, theater, murals, posters, cartoons, puppets, film, websites, and more to strengthen the labor movement. info: 202-639-6204, www.laborheritage.org/glae04p1.html

Kosmos World Music And Dance Camp

June 22 - 25
Saratoga Springs Resort, near Clear Lake, CA. World music and dance workshops, great staff of musicians and dancers, beautiful resort setting. info: www.kosmoscamp.com.

Vancouver Folk Song Soc. Summer Retreat

Vancouver Folk Song Soc. June 23 - 25
Camp Alexandra, near White Rock, BC, Canada. For singers, musicians, and people who like to sing with others. info: 604-251-5341, www.geocities.com/vfss.geo.

Summer Solstice Music & Dance Festival

Summer Solstice Music & June 23 - 25
Soka University of America., Calabasas, CA. Music, Dance, Storytelling, camping, classes, concerts, jamming, art & crafts, children's festival. info: 818-817-7756, www.ctmsfolkmusic.org.

Kate Wolf Memorial Music Festival

June 23 - 25
Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA. Steve Earl, Ruthie Foster, The Roches, Bruce Cockburn & more. Jamming, workshops, storytelling, kids' area. info: 707-829-7067, www.cumuluspresents.com/kate.

San Francisco Free Folk Festival

June 24 - 25
Roosevelt Middle School, 460 Arguello St. (at Geary), San Francisco, CA. Concerts, dancing, workshops, jamming, open mike & more. Details in March/April folknik, enclosed flyer, and updated often online. info: 510-287-9095, www.sffolkfest.org.

Workshop of American Fiddle Tunes

July 7 - 8
Fort Worden State Park Conf. Center, Port Townsend, WA. Regional styles of fiddle & accompaniment; Mexican, Alaskan, Appalachian, Kentucky, New England, Cajun, Cape Breton, Quebecois & more. info: 360-385-3102, www.centrum.org.

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival

July 8
Bolado Park, Hollister, CA. Camping, concerts, children's activities, open mic, crafts, jamming. info: 831-479-GOFI, www.bluegrasssociety.org

Swannanoa Gatherings July 9

Aug 12
Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC. A week each for Dulcimer, Sing & Swing, Celtic, Old-Time Music & Dance, Performance Lab, Contemporary, Folk, Guitar, Fiddle. Justly famous programs sell out fast. info 828-298-3434, www.swangathering.com.

California Coast Music Camp

July 9 - 15, 16 - 22
Sonoma County, CA. Two sessions. Classes, workshops, dances, jamming, singalongs. Free chartered bus to camp. info: 650-306-0399 www.musiccamp.org

Vancouver Folk Music Festival

July 14 - 16
Jericho Beach Park, Vancouver, BC Canada. 29th year presenting the living traditions of music, singing, dancing, crafts, poetry from all over the world. info: 800 -883-3655, www.thefestival.bc.ca.

Stockton Folk Dance Camp

July 16 - 22, 23 - 29
University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA. Macedonian, Greek, Balkan, Tangos, Israeli, Russian, Squares. info: 530-474-3231, www.folkdancecamp.com.

Lark In The Morning Camp July 28

Aug 5
Mendocino Woodlands Camp, Mendocino CA. Music & dance from the world over. Workshops, jamming, camping, singing, hiking. Sells out early. info: 707-964-4826, www.larkcamp.com,

Caspar World Folk Festival

Aug 5 - 6
Caspar (near Mendocino), CA. Music, dancing, storytelling, & a parade, all in a peaceful village. Salsa, Swedish, Son, Cajun, Celtic, Old-Timey & more. info: 707-964-4997, casparfest.org.

From Women's Hearts & Hands Guitar Camp

From Women's Hearts & Aug 18 - 21
Mendocino, CA. Guitar instruction for women by women.All levels. Blues, Jazz, Fingerstyle, Celtic, Brazilian, Chord Theory, Alternate Tunings. info: 415-669-7447, www.WomensHeartsAndHands.com.