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The Freight & Salvage (Berkeley Society for the Preservation of Traditional Music) is a nonprofit community arts organization dedicated to promoting the understanding and appreciation of traditional music— music rooted in and expressive of the great variety of regional, ethnic, and social cultures of peoples throughout the world.

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Click here to see the 2016 Annual Report

Center Street Garage is closed for renovation. Click here for nearby parking alternatives.

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Learn To Play at the Freight

Classes & workshops at the Freight offer a chance for anyone to experience the joy of singing, playing instruments, and sharing traditional music in community with others.

Class schedule

Fall I Series: September 11 - October 22

Workshops and drop-in style jams/classes

Kids at the Freight is supported in part through a generous grant from the Bill Graham Supporting Foundation of the Jewish Community Endowment Fund and the Friendship Fund.

Freight & Salvage Calendar of Events
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Listen to sample tracks from upcoming artists.