Evie Ladin Old Time Dance Party

FREE! Freight Live on The Plaza!

Evie Ladin Old Time Dance Party

Evie Ladin & Friends

Thursday, August 29th

5:30 pm (event ends at 6:30 pm)


Freight Live on the Plaza
Join us for live music on the Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza, provided for FREE by the Freight & Salvage.

Music starts at 5:30 PM and continues to 6:30 PM. The Downtown Berkeley Association and Sliver will host a beer garden on the plaza from 5 PM to 7 PM

Come help kickoff Berkeley Bluegrass Festival with a square dance on Thursday, May 16. All ages, no experience needed, all dances taught, and fun! Evie Ladin & Friends will provide live old time stringband music and caller.

PLEASE NOTE: This free event takes place on the Downtown Berkeley BART Plaza (Shattuck between Center St & Allston Way), NOT at the Freight & Salvage. No tickets or reservations required.
Evie Ladin & Friends
Live old time stringband music and caller - no experience needed, all dances taught, and fun! All ages.

Banjo player, singer, songwriter, percussive-dancer, choreographer and square-dance caller, Evie Ladin grew up steeped in traditional folk music/dance, and brings a contemporary vision to her compositions and choreography. Evie’s performances, recordings and teaching reconnect Appalachian music/dance with other African-Diaspora traditions, and have been heard from A Prairie Home Companion to Lincoln Center, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass to Celtic Connections. She has taken home ribbons in folk song from Mt Airy, NC Fiddler’s Convention, and Neo-Trad Band from the Appalachian Stringband Festival, Clifftop, WV. Based in Oakland, CA, Evie tours with Keith Terry and the Evie Ladin Band; and has produced 6 CDs and two instructional DVDs. In the percussive dance world, she is Executive Director of the International Body Music Festival, directs the moving choir MoToR/dance and is an ace freestyle flatfooter. In the trad world, Evie teaches banjo and harmony singing at the infamous Freight & Salvage, online at Peghead Nation and numerous camps. In the songwriter world, she just writes great songs. A highly entertaining performer, Evie enjoys facilitating arts learning in diverse communities.