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Bill Evans on banjo at the Freight Wednesday, December 20, 8 to 10 p.m.

Bangers & Grass at the Kensington Circus Pub with the A Team!  

Kensington, CA: Kensington Circus Pub, 389 Colusa Avenue
Join Tom Bekeny (mandolin), Steve Pottier (bass) and Chad Manning (fiddle), Jim Nunally (guitar) and Bill Evans (banjo) at our favorite busman's holiday show. 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.

Monday, January 8 to February 19, 7 to 8:15 p.m. (six 75 minute class sessions)

Bluegrass Jam Class: Beyond the Basics, Level 2 - a new section on Monday nights!  

Berkeley, CA: Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street
This new Level 2 section of my Bluegrass Jam Class is now available on Monday nights. Registration will be available soon on the Freight's website. Classes on Jan 8, 15 & 22 and Feb 5, 12 & 19.

Tuesday, January 9 to February 20 (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. Phone 510-644-2020 or email Bill at for more info. Link is to Level 1 class. No classes on Tuesday, January 30.

Saturday, January 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Banjo Workshops at Gryphon Stringed Instruments  

Palo Alto, CA: Gryphon Stringed Instruments, 211 Lambert Avenue
Bluegrass Banjo Jam Survival Skills for all levels from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. / Working Up Scruggs-Style Solos from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. for those with one or more years of playing experience. $40 each session. Phone 650-493-2131 or register online.

Saturday, January 20, 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 how to find 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, details soon!

Banjo Workshop(s) in Portland, OR  

Portland, OR: NE Portland area home
Topics and time TBA soon. Hands on for intermediate and advanced students. Contact Claire Levine at or 503-830-3453 for more info and to register.

Saturday, January 27, 7:30 p.m.

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

Olympia, WA: Traditions Cafe & World Folk Art, 300 5th Avenue SW
$15 admission. 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.

Monday and Tuesday, January 29 and 30

Bill Evans in Victoria, BC  

Victoria, BC, Canada: Banjo workshop Monday night and concert Tuesday night!
Details TBA soon!

Sunday, February 18

Bill Evans' Banjo in America at Freight & Salvage in Berkeley!  

Berkeley, CA: 2020 Addison Street
Bill brings up to ten banjos and 250 years of musical traditions to this special matinee performance at Berkeley's Freight and Salvage. Details TBA.

Saturday, March 3: Concert at 8 p.m., doors at 7 p.m.

With Dan Crary & Wally Barnick at the Island Yacht Club, Alameda, CA  

Alameda, CA: Island Yacht Club, 1853 Clement Avenue,
$20 donation. Reservations by emailing or phone 267-240-6298. At Clement Ave. and Schiller Street, Gate 7 of the Alameda Marina. Bar and food are available!

Sunday, March 4, 3 p.m.

With Dan Crary & Wally Barnick in Occidental, CA  

Occidental, CA: Occidental Center for the Arts, 3850 Doris Murphy Court
Info at 707-874-9392. Tickets $25 in advance / $30 at the door.

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!

Monday, April 2 to Saturday, April 7

Bill returns to teach at Sore Fingers Bluegrass Week in the UK!!  

Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England: Kingham Hill School
Yessir! I'm beyond thrilled to be returning for a fourth visit to my favorite camp in the entire world. Come join me!

Thursday, April 26 to Sunday, April 29

Yosemite Banjo Camp at Kowana Valley Folk School with Alan Munde & Ned Luberecki  

Coulterville, CA: Kowana Valley Folk School & Lodge
Join me at this brand new California camp for intermediate to "low" advanced students. Limited to 30 students. Registration opens soon so stay tuned! Prices from $600 to $850 include food, lodging & all instruction.

Sunday, May 20

Berkeley Bluegrass Festival  

Berkeley, CA: 2020 Addison Street
Details TBA 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!

Thursday to Saturday, September 13-15

Crary, Evans, & Barnick at the 42nd Annual Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS  

Winfield, KS: Cowley County Fairgrounds

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