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Bill Evans on banjo at the Freight Saturday, August 28: 12:30 to 2 p.m.

With the Scott Law Bluegrass Dimension at Terrapin Crossorads, San Rafael, CA!  

San Rafael, CA: Terrapin Crossroads, 100 Yacht Club Drive
Bill plays a restaurant brunch set with the amazing guitarist Scott Law & Friends. Admission is free.

Thursday, September 4, 8 - 10 p.m.

Bangers & Grass at the Kensington Circus Pub, CA with special guest Mike Witcher on dobro.  

Kensington, CA: Kensington Circus Pub, 389 Colusa Avenue
Join Bill, Jim Nunally (guitar), Tom Bekeny (mandolin), Steve Pottier (bass) and Mike Witcher (dobro) for the most fun evening of bluegrass in the Bay Area. The pub is usually completely full by 7:30 p.m. so we recommend arriving early to grab dinner and a seat or come later for the second set at 9:15 p.m. Admission is always free but your tips and requests are appreciated.

Tuesday, September 9 to October 14, now offered in two sections! 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. and 8 to 9:15 p.m.

Bluegrass Jam Class: Beyond the Basics: now offered in TWO 6 week sessions for beginners and more advanced students!  

Berkeley, CA: Freight and Salvage Cofffehouse, 2020 Addison Street
Bill teaches two sections of this popular six week jam class: one for newbies at 6:30 and another for slightly more experienced players and class alumni at 8 p.m. For all bluegrass instrumentalists and singers. Ideal for high beginner to intermediate players and those wanting to become more comfortable playing with others. $120 early bird tuition. Phone 510-644-2020 or email Bill at for more info.

Wednesday, September 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Bangers & Grass at Music in the Park, Albany, CA  

Albany, CA, Memorial Park, 1325 Portland Avenue
Admission is free! Bring the entire family, a blanket and dinner and enjoy the finest in traditional bluegrass.

Friday, September 26: 8 p.m. concert, doors at 7:30 p.m.

The Banjo in America kicks off Acoustic Music Berkeley - a new concert series!  

Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Fellowship of the Unitarian Universalists, 1924 Cedar Street (at Bonita)
For reservations, contact Sheila at Swift Entertainment at 510-289-2679.

Friday, October 3, 1:45-2:30 pm set

The Banjo in America at Raleigh's Wide Open Street Festival  

Raleigh, NC: Martin Street Stage
Admission is free. This event is part of IBMA's Wide Open Bluegrass.

Saturday, October 4, 8 p.m.

The Banjo in America on Virginia's Eastern Shore!  

Onancock, VA: Historic Cokesbury Church, 13 Market Street
Sponsored by the Arts Council of the Eastern Shore. or 757-302-0366 for tickets.

Sunday, October 5: time TBA

The Banjo in America in northern Virginia for the Weekend Bluegrass Concert Series  

Herndon, VA: Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 1090 Sterling Road
Concert info at 703-435-8377.

Thursday, October 30

The Banjo in America for Stanford University's Continuing Studies Series  

Palo Alto, CA: Stanford University
Join Bill as he brings The Banjo in America to the hallowed halls of Stanford University as part of the University's popular Continuing Studies Series. Admission is free, details TBA soon.

Thursday, November 13 to Sunday, November 16

The 3rd Annual California Banjo Extravaganza with Tony Furtado & Mark Johnson!  

Concerts in Grass Valley, Winters, Berkeley and Santa Cruz
The 3rd Annual Banjo Extravaganza features clawgrass great (and Steve Martin Banjo Award recipient) Mark Johnson and banjo & guitar legend Tony Furtado! Our great backup band is John Reischman, Sharon Gilchrist, Chad Manning and Jim Nunally. An afternoon banjo mini-camp in Berkeley is scheduled for Saturday, November 15th. More info TBA.

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