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Bill Evans on banjo at the Freight Friday, September 2, 7 p.m.

Bill & Kathy Evans Family Benefit w/Hot Buttered Rum, James Nash, Steep Ravine, Crary, Evans & Spurgin and many more. Advance ticket purchase highly recommended!  

Berkeley, CA: Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street
Support the Evans family during Kathy's ongoing recovery from chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Featuring Hot Buttered Rum, James Nash, Crary, Evans & Spurgin, Steep Ravine, the Hard Road Trio, Jody Stecher & Kate Brislin, Snap Jackson & The Knock On Wood Players, Blaine Sprouse, Keith Little, Tom Rozum, Eric Thompson, Sharon Gilchrist, Scott Nygaard, Max Schwartz, Steve Pottier and several very special guests. Tickets $30 in advance / $32 at the door, 510-644-2020. ** As of 8/24, only 145 tickets remain for this show. Please consider advance purchase at

Friday to Sunday, September 9-11

Bill teaches at the American Banjo Camp in WA - now in a new location!  

Port Orchard, WA: Pilgrim Firs Conference Center
Bill returns to this wonderful Northwest banjo event with Janet Beazley, Alan Munde, Mike Munford & others.

Wednesday, September 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

All Day Banjo Workshop in Winfield, KS!  

Winfield, KS: 44th Annual Walnut Valley Festival
Bill teaches "The Essential Earl" and "Exploring Melodic & Single-String Styles." Open to all students. $40 for each session or $70 for both.

Thursday to Saturday, September 15-17

Crary, Evans, Spurgin & Stevens at the 40th Annual Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS  

Winfield, KS: Cowley County Fairgrounds
Mandolin and fiddle wizard Martin Stevens, Bill and Steve help Dan celebrate the 40th anniversary of this great guitar event!

Tuesday, September 20 to November 1. 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. Classes are on September 20 and 27, October 11, 18 and 25 and November 1.

Thursday, September 29, 8 to 10 p.m.

Bangers & Grass at the the Kensington Circus Pub with special guest Blaine Sprouse on fiddle!  

Kensington, CA: Kensington Circus Pub, 389 Colusa Avenue
Join Bill Evans (banjo), Jim Nunally (guitar), Tom Bekeny (mandolin), and Steve Pottier (bass) and Chad Manning (fiddle) for great traditional bluegrass in an intimate, informal setting. 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.

Wednesday, October 5, 7 p.m.

Bill performs with the Hard Road Trio in Albuquerque, NM  

Albuquerque, NM: Covenant Presbyterian Church, 9315 Caldelaria Rd. NE
Tickets $10 members, $15 public. Sponsored by the Southwest Traditional and Bluegrass Music Association.

Friday to Sunday, October 7 to 9

Bill teaches banjo at the Desert Night Acoustic Music Camp  

Kingston, NM: Black Range Lodge
Bill joins the Hard Road Trio at this outstanding New Mexico event. Come join me!

Thursday, November 10, 7:30 p.m.

5th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza with Danny Barnes, Joe Newberry, Bill Evans & their All-Star Band in Grass Valley  

Grass Valley, CA: Grass Valley Center for the Arts, 314 W Main Street
Banjo legends in concert with a great backup band: John Reischman (mandolin), Jim Nunally (guitar), Sharon Gilchrist (bass) and Chad Manning (fiddle).

Friday November 11, 7:30 p.m. show, doors at 6:45 p.m.

5th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza with Danny Barnes, Joe Newberry, Bill Evans & the All Star Band at the Kuumbwa Jazz Center in Santa Cruz!  

Santa Cruz, CA: Kuumbwa Jazz Center, 320 Cedar #2
Join Danny, Joe & Bill along with John Reischman, Chad Manning, Jim Nunally & Sharon Gilchrist at Santa Cruz's premiere listening room!

Saturday, November 12, 1 to 4:30 p.m., $70

California Banjo Extravaganza Mini-Camp with Danny Barnes, Joe Newberry & Bill Evans in Berkeley - bluegrass & clawhammer instruction for all levels!  

Berkeley, CA: The Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
Two small group, 75 minute workshop sessions for all levels of banjo players followed by a large group Q & A. Over three hours of banjo instruction from these master players & teachers - you choose whatever topic you want!

Saturday, November 12, 8 p.m. show, doors at 7 p.m.

5th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza with Danny Barnes, Joe Newberry, Bill Evans & their All-Star Band!  

Berkeley, CA: The Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street
Join Danny, Joe & Bill w/John Reischman, Jim Nunally, Chad Manning and Sharon Gilchrist. 510-644-2020 for info.

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