2020 Berkeley Bluegrass Festival

Watch the recording of our livestream
Berkeley Bluegrass Festival – Freight at Home Edition

recorded Saturday, April 4, 5pm (Pacific Time)

JOIN US SATURDAY, APRIL 4 AT 5PM PACIFIC TIME!
BERKELEY BLUEGRASS FEST – “FREIGHT AT HOME” EDITION
Livestream via The Freight’s Facebook page

with:

Laurie Lewis

Peter Rowan

Alice Gerrard – interviewed by Suzy Thompson

Michael Daves

Tatiana Hargreaves

…and more!

Due to COVID-19/Coronavirus and the Bay Area’s shelter-in-place orders, the Freight & Salvage is temporarily closed (we’ll be back soon!) and Berkeley Bluegrass Festival has been canceled. But because we miss you, and the music, and our beloved Bluegrass musicians, we’ve thrown together a small livestream performance featuring several of the artists that were scheduled for this year’s festival. Tune in at 5pm pacific time on Saturday, April 4, 2020 starting at 5PM to The Freight’s Facebook Page.

Musician Tip Jars for the livestream:

Laurie LewisPayPal

Alice Gerrard – PayPal

Suzy Thompson – PayPal

Michael Daves – PayPal

Venmo: @MichaelDaves

Tatiana Hargreaves – PayPal
Venmo: @Tatiana-Hargreaves

Trailer: You Gave Me A Song  Documentary

We had planned to screen the film You Gave Me A Song, an intimate portrait of old-time music pioneer Alice Gerrard and her remarkable, unpredictable journey creating and preserving traditional music. We’re pleased that Alice Gerrard will join us for the livestream in a Q&A with Suzy Thompson. To catch the documentary, look for a screening planned during Berkeley Old Time Music Convention, September 22-27, 2020. Alice Gerrard will also perform at BOTMC.

 


 

We have an opportunity to band together in support of those whose music builds our community. The Freight is dedicated to highlighting the artists whose shows have been postponed/rescheduled/or canceled in response to the Covid-19 Pandemic (artist names are linked to their sites where applicable). Here are links to find the 2020 Berkeley Bluegrass Festival artists:

The Town Howlers

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 

Mission Blue

FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 

Anna Daisy

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 

Peter Rowan

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 

David Nelson

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 

Eric and Suzy Thompson

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 

Scott Law

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 

Darol Anger

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 

Paul Knight

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

 

Trout Steak Revival

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 

Missy Raines

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 

Laurie Lewis

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 

Tom Rozum

WEBSITE

 

Michael Daves

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 

Tony Trischka

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 

Tatiana Hargreaves

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK

 

Windy Hill

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 

Mike Witcher

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 

Sharon Gilchrist

WEBSITE | YOUTUBE

 

Patrick Sauber

 

Hasee Ciaccio

WEBSITE | RECORDINGS

 

Tom Sauber

WEBSITE

 

Mike Bekeny

 

Tom Bekeny

 

AJ Lee & Blue Summit

WEBSITE | FACEBOOK | YOUTUBE

 


HERE’S OUR ORIGINAL (NOW CANCELED) SCHEDULE:

For the fifth year, the Freight & Salvage celebrates incredible talent with the Berkeley Bluegrass FestivalApril 2-5, 2020. Programmed by Grammy-award winner Laurie Lewis and The Freight’s program director Peter Williams, Berkeley Bluegrass Festival brings together leaders of the genre, up-and-coming artists, and music fans for three days of concerts, jams, free workshops, and good old-fashioned merriment to kick off the summer music festival season.

Free workshops, jams and other activities (including a youth jam, sing-along, and family squaredance) will be offered throughout the weekend.

SHOWS

All shows take place at Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St in the Littlefield Room, our state of the art listening room, except for Gallery Stage performances which take place in the Freight & Salvage lobby before show time. Four Day Passes available (advance purchase only).

THURSDAY, APRIL 2nd

DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM

Festival Kickoff Party

Grab your instruments, grab your friends,  and come on down for a pre-show party in the lobby! With tabling from camps and bluegrass organizations, pizza and drink specials, and jams! (Instrument check available)

8:00 PM

The Town Howlers
Mission Blue
Anna Daisy

Bios & Info

FRIDAY, APRIL 3rd • DOORS: 7:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM

Peter Rowan with David Nelson, Eric and Suzy,  Scott Law, Darol Anger and Paul Knight performing the Jerry Garcia acoustic song book!

Trout Steak Revival

Missy Raines

Anna Daisy (on the Gallery Stage)

Bios & Info

SATURDAY, APRIL 4th • DOORS: 7:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM

Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands

Michael Daves Jam

(feat. Tony Trischka, Missy Raines, Tatiana Hargreaves, and Laurie Lewis)

Windy Hill

Mission Blue (on the Gallery Stage)

Bios & Info

SUNDAY, APRIL 5th • DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 7:00 PM

Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band with special guests Mike Witcher, Sharon Gilchrist, Paul Knight, Pat Sauber, and Darol Anger

Hasee Ciaccio, Tatiana Hargreaves, Laurie Lewis,

Tom Sauber, Mike Bekeny, Patrick Sauber, and Tom Bekeny

AJ Lee & Blue Summit

The Town Howlers (on the Gallery Stage)

Bios & Info

FREE WORKSHOPS, JAMS & ACTIVITIES

Saturday 12:00-1:00 PM
California Bluegrass Association (CBA) Hosted Youth Jam in the Lobby

Saturday 1:00 PM
*Artist In Residence Peter Rowan interviewed by KPFA’s Tim Lynch

Saturday 3:00 PM
Bluegrass Banjo Workshop with Tony Trischka

Saturday 4:00 PM
Tristan Scroggins – mandolin
Tom Sauber – 2-finger banjo
Tom Rozum – harmony singing

Sunday 1:00 PM
*You Gave Me A Song: The Life and Music of Alice Gerrard

Sunday 3:00 PM
Tom Bekeny – mandolin
Amy and Hailey – duet-singing

Darol Anger – fiddle

Sunday 4:00 PM
Michael Witcher – dobro
Blue Summit – band workshop

*Indicated paid and ticketed events listed within Workshops, Jams, and Activities.