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Bill Evans on banjo at the Freight Saturday, March 28, 8 p.m. concert, 7 p.m. doors

The Banjo in America Comes to the North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center in Nevada City!  

Nevada City, CA: 17894 Tyler Foote Road
The Banjo in America returns to this intimate and inviting Sierra mountain performance space. Tickets $15/18. Phone 530-265-2826 or email for info.

Friday, April 10, doors at 7:15 pm, concert at 8 pm

Crary, Evans & Spurgin for Oaksong Society, Redding, CA  

Redding, CA: Pilgrim Congregational Church, 2850 Foothill Blvd.
Tickets $20 / $10 students available at Music Connection, 3086 Bechelli Lane, 530-223-2040.

Saturday, April 11, 7 pm doors, 7:30 pm concert

Crary, Evans & Spurgin for the Redwood Bluegrass Associates in Palo Alto, CA  

Palo Alto, CA: First Presbyterian Church, 1140 Cowper Street
Tickets $20 advance / $25 door. Half-price for teens and students, free under 13 and music students.

Sunday, April 12, potluck at 6 p.m., concert at 7 p.m.

Alan Munde & Bill Evans Richmond CA house concert!  

Richmond, CA: Evans Opry House
Banjo great Alan Munde & Bill Evans together! Seatling is limited to 40 patrons. Contact Bill at for reservations. Admission $25. As of 3/26 only 20 seats remain!

Monday, April 13, 8 - 10 p.m.

Bangers & Grass at the Kensington Circus Pub, CA with special guest Blaine Sprouse  

Kensington, CA: Kensington Circus Pub, 389 Colusa Avenue
Join Bill, Tom Bekeny (mandolin), Steve Pottier (bass) and Jim Nunally (guitar) and special guest Blaine Sprouse (fiddle) for the most fun evening of bluegrass in the Bay Area. The pub is usually full by 7 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.

Friday, April 17, 7:30 p.m.

Alan Munde & Bill Evans in Concert in Madison, WI  

Madison, WI: The Brink Lounge, 701 E Washington Avenue
$20 for the general public / $15 for SWBMAI members. Phone 608-238-6863 or email for info.

Saturday, April 18: noon to 4 p.m.

Alan Munde & Bill Evans Banjo Mini-Camp in Madison, WI  

Madison, WI: The Brink Lounge, 701 E Washington Ave
Alan Munde and Bill teach two 75 minute sessions each, geared towards beginner/low intermediate and upper intermediate/advanced students and then come together for a final session with all participants. $70 admission. Phone 608-238-6863 or email

Sunday, April 19: 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Alan Munde & Bill Evans Banjo Mini-Camp in Chicago at the Old Town School (link here to Beginner/Intermediate Classes)  

Chicago, IL: Old Town School of Folk Music, 4454 N Lincoln Ave
Alan Munde and Bill teach two 75 minute sessions, geared towards beginner/low intermediate students and then come together for a final session with all participants. "The Phonetics of Banjo" with Alan Munde and "Jam Survival Skills" with Bill Evans. $80 admission for all workshop sessions. 773-728-6000.

Sunday, April 19: 1:30 to 5 p.m.

Alan Munde & Bill Evans Banjo Mini-Camp at the Old Town School (link here to Intermediate/Advanced Class)  

Chicago, IL: Old Town School of Folk Music, 4454 N Lincoln Ave
Alan and Bill teach two 75 minute sessions each and come together for a final session with all participants. "Up the Neck Banjo Backup" with Bill Evans and "Creating Solos to Songs" with Alan Munde. $80 admission. 773-728-6000.

Sunday, April 19, 7 p.m.

Alan Munde & Bill Evans In Concert at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chicago  

Chicago, IL: Chicago Old Town School of Folk Music, 4545 N. Lincoln Ave., Mryon R. Szold Music &
Alan and Bill perform at Chicago's most prestigious acoustic music venue! Tickets $22 / $20. Phone 773-728-6000 for more info.

Saturday, April 25, 8 p.m., doors at 7:30 p.m.

Crary, Evans & Spurgin at the Palms Playhouse, Winters (Sacramento area)  

Winters, CA: The Palms Playhouse, 13 Main Street
Join flatpicking guitar legend Dan Crary, singer-songwriter Steve Spurgin and Bill for a memorable evening at the Palms! Info at 530-795-1825.

Thursday, April 30: evening concert

Crary, Evans & Spurgin in Santa Barbara, CA  

Goleta, CA: (Santa Barbara area) Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Church, 820 N. Fairview Avenue
Tickets $20. Info at 805-688-9894.

Friday, May 1

Crary, Evans & Spurgin in Tehachapi, CA  

Tehachapi, CA: Fiddler's Crossing, 206 East F Street
$20 admission. Info at 661-823-9994.

Saturday, May 2, show at 8 p.m., doors at 7 p.m.

Crary, Evans & Spurgin at West Side Theatre, Newman, CA  

Newman, CA: West Side Theatre, 1331 Main Street
CES performs with Red Dog Ash. Tickets $12 general / $15 reserved.

Tuesday, May 12 to June 9. 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 offered in two different class sections 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.

Friday to Sunday, May 15-17

Banjo Camp North in Charlton, MA  

Charlton, MA: Prindle Pond Conference Center
Bill returns to Banjo Camp North! With Tom Adams, Bill Emerson, Ryan Cavanaugh and many more!

Thursday, May 28 to Sunday, May 31, 2015

Bill teaches at the Bluegrass Banjo Camp at Weiser in Idaho  

Weiser, ID: Slocum Hall Campus (site of the Weiser Fiddle Contest)
Bill is excited to be teaching at this new weekend camp in Weiser, ID with Janet Beazley and Jason Homey. For more info, contact Gary Eller at or phone 208-442-8844.

Thursday, June 4 to Sunday, June 7, 2015

Bill teaches at the Midwest Banjo Camp  

Olivet, MI: Olivet College
With Tony Trischka, Charlie Cushman, Mark Johnson, Alan Munde, Joe Newberry, Jayme Stone, Tony Trischka and many others!

Sunday, June 14 to Wednesday, June 17

Bill teaches at the CBA Father's Day Music Camp  

Grass Valley, CA: Nevada County Fairgounds
Details TBA soon!

Saturday, June 27

Crary, Evans & Spurgin at the Lighthouse Bluegrass Festival, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada  

Qualicum Bay, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Take the ferry and join CES at this beautiful British Columbia festival event! Performances at 4 and 10 p.m., workshops at 11 a.m.

Thursday and Friday, July 9 and 10

Crary, Evans & Spurgin at High Mountain Hay Fever, Westcliffe, CO  

Westcliffe, CO
719-783-0883 for info.

Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12

Crary, Evans & Spurgin at the Big Horn Mountain Festival  

Buffalo, WY: Johnson County Fairgrounds
Email for info.

Tuesday, July 28 to Saturday, August 1

NashCamp Bluegrass Week in Fairview, TN  

Fairview, TN (Nashville area)
NashCamp Bluegrass Week is a week long bluegrass instructional camp for high beginners through advanced students on all instruments (and singers too!). The week culminates in a spectacular student concert performance at the World Famous Station Inn in downtown Nashville.

Monday, August 2 to Saturday, August 8

Bill teaches at Mando & Banjo Week at the Swannanoa Gathering  

Asheville, NC: Warren Wilson College
Bill's first time at this great western North Carolina music camp in the Appalachian mountains!

Friday, August 14, 7:30 p.m.

The Banjo in America on the USS Potomac  

Oakland, CA, Presidential Yacht Potomac, 540 Water Street, Jack London Square
Hear "The Banjo in America" in the downstairs saloon on the spectacular USS Potomac as part of the 2012 Pickin' on the Potomac Concert Series. Proceeds benefit youth programs on the Potomac. Tickets $25. Potomac opens for tours at 6:30 p.m. Phone 510-627-1667 for reservations. Seating is limited.

Saturday, August 15, set times TBA

Crary, Evans & Spurgin with Martin Stevens at the High and Dry Bluegrass Festival, Bend, OR  

Bend, OR: Runway Ranch
CES is joined by Thunderation mandolin player and fiddler Martin Stevens at this wonderful east Oregon festival.

Sunday, August 16, 7:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. potluck

Crary, Spurgin & Evans with Martin Stevens at Abbie Weisenbloom's Amazing House Concert Series SOLD OUT!  

Portland, OR: Abbie Weisenbloom House Concerts in Inner SE Portland
CES with special guest Thunderation mandolin player and fiddler Martin Stevens invade Abbie's singularly incredible house concert series! Reservations at 503-233-4945 or email to Seating is limited and advance reservations are highly recommended. Suggested donation $25. This concert will also be broadcast on Concert Window.

Friday to Sunday, August 28 to 30, 2015

NashCamp Fletcher Bright Fiddle Camp  

Fairview, TN: Camp Marymount
With Bryan Wicklund, Barbara Lamb, Gretchen Priest-May, Jim Van Cleve and Clancey Feguson.

Thursday to Sunday, September 10-13

Bill returns to the American Banjo Camp in WA  

Fort Flagler, WA
Bill returns to this wonderful Northwest banjo event!

Wednesday to Saturday, September 16-19

Crary, Evans & Spurgin at the Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS  

Winfield, KS: Cowley County Fairgrounds
Bill will be teaching an all day banjo workshop on Wednesday, September 16 and joining Dan and Steve for performances on Thursday to Saturday.

Friday to Sunday, October 9-11, 2015

NashCamp Sonny Osborne Banjo Camp in Fairview, TN!  

Camp Marymount, Fairview, TN
A three day bluegrass banjo camp for all levels of players produced by Bill Evans, Sonny Osborne and Cindy Sinclair. Instructors include Alan Munde, Ned Luberecki & Janet Davis with more TBA soon! Registration opens early January 2014. Contact Cindy at 615-952-4040 or for info.

November 12-15

4th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza with Ryan Cavanaugh & Riley Baugus  

In Berkeley and Palo Alto with more concerts TBA!
Ryan Cavanaugh and Riley Baugus headline this year's event with John Reischman, Jim Nunally, Chad Manning, Sharon Gilchrist and Bill Evans. Banjo mini-camp at Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, Berkeley with Ryan Cavanaugh, Riley Baugus & Bill Evans, Sunday, November 15th.

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