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Bill Evans on banjo at the Freight Tuesday, October 24, 8 to 10 p.m.

Anova Center for Education benefit with Bangers & Grass at the Kensington Circus Pub w/special guest Laurie Lewis  

Kensington, CA: Kensington Circus Pub, 389 Colusa Avenue
Join Tom Bekeny (mandolin), and Steve Pottier (bass) and Chad Manning (fiddle) with special guests Laurie Lewis & Yoseff Tucker on guitar and vocals. We recommend arriving by 6:30 p.m. to grab a table and enjoy the first set - or come late around 9 or 9:15 p.m. to catch the second show. Admission is free but we'll pass the hat with all proceeds donated to the Anova Center for Education, Sonoma County's only non-profit school for children living with autism. Please note that I will not be able to make this performance - but please come anyway for the music and to support this wonderful school in their rebuilding efforts.

Wednesday, November 8: Concert at 7:30 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m. (optional), jamming at 4 p.m.

The California Banjo Extravaganza with Bill Evans, Charlie Cushman, Bob Carlin, Tim Stafford & the All-Star Band in the Great Room in Los Gatos, CA (South SF Bay Area)  

Los Gatos, CA: The Great Room, 24500 Miller Hill Road
Join the California Banjo Extravaganza as we kick off this year's tour at the home of Robert Cornelius & Suzanne Suwanda with dinner and concert. Reservations are required for the dinner with seating is limited to 40 (there's room for plenty more however for the concert). Phone or text 408-655-3333 or email for info & to reserve your spot.

Thursday, November 9, 7 pm concert, doors at 6:30

6th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza in Chico with Charlie Cushman, Bob Carlin, Tim Stafford, Bill Evans & The All-Star Band  

Chico, CA: Trinity United Methodist Church, 285 E 5th Street
Bill, Charlie and Bob are joined by Tim Stafford (guitar) from Blue Highway, Chad Manning (fiddle), John Reischman (mandolin), & Sharon Gilchrist (bass). $20 adv / $22 door. Contact Lucy Smith at 530-894-1449 or for tix and info. Adv tix on sale at Music Connection.

Friday, November 10, 8 pm show, doors at 7 pm

6th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza with Bob Carlin, Charlie Cushman, Tim Stafford & Bill Evans  

Winters, CA: The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main Street
Info at 530-795-1825.

Saturday, November 11, 1 to 5 p.m.

6th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza Mini-Camp now with banjo, guitar and mandolin classes! With Bob Carlin, Charlie Cushman & Bill Evans, Tim Stafford & John Reischman in Berkeley  

Berkeley, CA: The Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
Two small group, 75 minute workshop sessions for all levels of banjo, guitar and mandolin players followed by a large group Q & A. Over three hours of instruction from Bob Carlin, Charlie Cushman, Bill Evans, Tim Stafford & John Reischman. $70 admission, advance registration recommended. Details soon!

Saturday, November 11, 8 p.m. show, doors at 7 p.m.

6th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza in Berkeley with Charlie Cushman, Bob Carlin, Bill Evans & Their All-Star Band featuring Tim Stafford  

Berkeley, CA: The Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street
Join Bob, Charlie & Bill w/Tim Stafford, John Reischman, Chad Manning and Sharon Gilchrist. Tickets $32 adv / $36 door. 510-644-2020 for info.

Sunday, November 12, 8 p.m. concert, doors at 7:30

6th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza in Sebastopol with Charlie Cushman, Bob Carlin, Tim Stafford, Bill Evans & Their All-Star Band  

Sebastopol, CA: Sebastopol Community Cultural Center - Annex, 425 Morris Street.
Join Charlie, Bob, Bill and Tim Stafford (from Blue Highway), John Reischman, Chad Manning, Sharon Gilchrist on the final show of this year's tour. Contact Kevin at 707-824-1858 or email for tickets.

Tuesday, November 14 to December 19 (six 75 minute class sessions). Level 1 from 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. and Level 2 from 8 to 9:15 p.m.

Bluegrass Jam Class: Beyond the Basics. Now in Level 1 and Level 2 sections!  

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. $130 early bird tuition before Oct 31. Phone 510-644-2020 or email Bill at for more info. Link is to Level 1 class. Note that you must scroll *all* the way to the bottom of the page to find class listings as these classes begin a week later than the others.

Saturday, December 2, 2 to 4 p.m.

Bluegrass Harmony Crash Course Workshop for all levels at Manning Music, Berkeley  

Berkeley, CA: Manning Music, 758 Gilman Street
Designed for all levels including total newbies, you'll learn the secrets of bluegrass trio harmony singing and finding your part! $25 admission, contact Bill at for info and to register.

Friday, January 26, 7:30 p.m. show, 6:30 p.m. potluck

The Banjo in America returns to Abbie Weisenbloom's Amazing House Concert Series  

Portland, OR: Abbie Weisenbloom House Concerts in Inner SE Portland
Reservations highly suggested at 503-233-4945 or email to Seating is limited. Suggested donation $20. This concert will also be broadcast on Concert Window.

Saturday, January 27, 8 p.m.

The Banjo in America returns to Traditions Cafe in Olympia, WA  

Olympia, WA: Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art, 300 5th Avenue SW
Info at 360-705-2819.

Sunday, January 28, 2 p.m.

The Banjo in America returns to Nancy's Farm, Bellingham  

Bellingham, WA: Nancy's Farm
Catch Bill & his banjos at his favorite WA state house concert venue! 2030 E. Smith Road. Reserve seats by phoning 360-966-4640. Suggested donation $15.

Thursday, March 22 to Sunday, March 25

Bill returns to the Suwanee Banjo Camp in Florida  

Live Oak, FL: Cerveny Conference Center
More details soon!

Thursday, June 7 to Sunday, June 10, 2018

Bill returns to the Midwest Banjo Camp  

Olivet, MI: Olivet College
Bill returns to teach at the largest banjo camp event in the world!

Sunday, June 17 to Saturday, June 23

Bill returns to Steve Kaufman's Acoustic Kamp!  

Maryville, TN: Maryville College
Bill for a great week of instruction in east Tennessee!

Thursday to Saturday, July 12 to 14

The Banjo in America at High Mountain Hay Fever, Westcliffe, CO  

Westcliffe, CO, The Bluff & Summit Park, S Adams Blvd
Excited to bring my solo show to Dry Branch Fire Squad's great CO festival, benefiting local health care services. 719-783-0883 for info.

Sunday, July 15 to Friday, July 20

Bill returns to Camp Bluegrass in Texas  

Levelland, TX: South Plains College
Bill returns to Texas' premiere bluegrass camp.

Sunday, July 29 to August 4

Bill returns to the Swannanoa Gathering  

Asheville, NC: Warren Wilson College
The is a terrific event in the western North Carolina mountains! A *great* musical experience!

Thursday to Sunday, September 6-9

Bill returns to the American Banjo Camp in WA  

Port Orchard, WA: Pilgrim Firs Conference Center
Details TBA soon!

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