2020 Berkeley Bluegrass Festival

For the fifth year, the Freight & Salvage celebrates incredible talent with the Berkeley Bluegrass Festival, April 2-5, 2019. 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.


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).


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

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

Peter Rowan, David Nelson and Friends

(feat. Eric and Suzy Thompson and more)

Trout Steak Revival

Missy Raines

Anna Daisy (on the Gallery Stage)

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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)

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

Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band with special guests

Alice Gerrard with Hasee Ciaccio, Tatiana Hargreaves, Laurie Lewis,

Tom Sauber and Tom Bekeny

AJ Lee & Blue Summit

The Town Howlers (on the Gallery Stage)

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