Festivals ’n’ Such

SFFMC Memorial Day CampMay 27-30
Rustic setting among the redwoods in Santa Cruz County. Jams, campfires. New this year: No advance registration. However, Mark would like to have an idea how many are coming: or . Info, including map and directions: Melissa Sarenac, ; Share

Northwest Folklife FestivalMay 27-30
Seattle Center, Seattle, WA. FREE. Annual celebration of music, dance, folklore, crafts, food, art and more from around the world. Info: Share

Country Roads Folk Music CampMay 27-30
Mount Madonna County Park, Watsonville, CA. A family camp for all ages. Children as well as adults join in sing-alongs, playing guitar & other instruments, crafts & recreation. Informal jams, campfire sing-along and open-mic. info: Anna Green, , www.soundwestmusic.com Share

Vasona Vibrations Concert SeriesJune 4 - July 30
Saturdays, 5-7 pm, on the lawn near the Ranger’s Office, Vasona Lake County Park, Los Gatos, CA. FREE! Beautiful surroundings, local artists, wide variety of (mostly) acoustic genres: big band, jazz, traditional and contemporary folk and more. info: 408-354-2608, www.southbayfolks.org/vasona Share

Kosmos Music And Dance CampJune 1-5
Camp Cazadero, Cazadero CA. World music & dance workshops, great music and dance staff, beautiful setting. info: Share

Live Oak Music FestivalJune 17-19
Live Oak Camp, Santa Barbara, CA. Camping, dances, kids’ activities, jam sessions, crafts and more. 2011 Grammy Award Winner, Mavis Staples; Toots and the Maytals, The Texas Tornados, The Wailin’ Jennys and more. Info: 805-781-3030, Share

Kate Wolf Memorial Music FestJune 24-26
Black Oak Ranch, Laytonville, CA. Taj Mahal, Ruthie Foster, David Bromberg, Angel Band, Rosalie Sorrels, Poor Man’s Whiskey, Hot Buttered Rum, and many more to come. Jamming, workshops, storytelling, kids’ area. info: 707-829-7067, Share

35th Annual SF Free Folk FestivalJune 25-26
Presidio Middle School, 30th Ave at Geary, SF, CA. Concerts, dancing, workshops, jamming, open mike & more. Details in this folknik, attached flyer, and updated often online. info: Share

SFFMCJuly 4 Camp July 1-4
Boulder Creek Scout Reservation, near Boulder Creek, CA. Musical jams, open mics, workshops, swimming. info: www.sffmc.org July 4 & Labor Day camps for map and directions, or e-mail Share

Mendocino Folklore CampJuly 2-9
Mendocino Woodlands, CA. International dance and music workshops—America, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cuba, French Canada, Japan, Macedonia, the Philippines, Polynesian Islands, Romania, Serbia, and Sweden. Final payments are due May 25. Info: (415) 225-9956, info. Share

Festival of American Fiddle TunesJuly 3-10
Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA. Total-immersion workshop presenting an expansive array of regional fiddle styles. This year also reviving an old Fiddle Tunes tradition— there’ll be a track for dance callers, contras and squares. info: 360-385-3102, Share d>

Puget Sound Guitar WorkshopJuly 30- Aug. 19
Session One:July 30-Friday, Aug. 5
Session Two:Aug. 6-Friday, Aug. 12
Session Three:Aug. 13-Friday, Aug. 19
Wooded setting about 1½ hours southwest of Seattle. Instruction for acoustic musicians at all skill levels. Acoustic guitar styles include fingerpicking, flatpicking, country, blues, swing and jazz, also singing and songwriting and other instruments. Registration required. Info: (360) 647-0741, Share

Women’s Hearts & Hands Guitar Camp Summer Session:Aug. 19-22
Mendocino, CA. Guitar instruction for women by women in a beautiful, supportive environment. Beg-Adv Intermed. Blues, Jazz, Fingerstyle, Celtic, Brazilian, Chord Melody, Chord Theory, Alternate Tunings, Performance Opportunities. Delicious meals. Registration deadline: July 1. info: Kay: 707-869-9642, www.WomensHeartsAndHands.com Share

SFFMC Labor Day CampSep 2-5
Boulder Creek Scout Reservation, near Boulder Creek, CA. Musical jams, open mics, workshops, swimming. info: www.sffmc.org July 4 & Labor Day camps for map and directions, or e-mail Share

Seattle Autoharp WeekSep 25-Oct 1
Sambica Camp, Lake Sammamish, near Seattle, WA. A fun filled week of intensive autoharp instruction for players at all levels. Bryan Bowers, Cathy Britell, Karen Mueller, and Richard Scholtz. July 1 registration deadline. info: 206-660-9434, Share