Freight Open House
Saturday, August 27, 2011, 12:00 pm an afternoon of free concerts and workshops Free
August 27 12:00 pm

How many reasons do you need to come join us for our Family Open House! Celebrate the Freight's Anniversary, celebrate the Downtown Berkeley MusicFest (10 days of music, including this), celebrate the summer with this amazing array of workshops, jam sessions, student performances, kid-focused activities, and more! Dancing in the aisles, singing on the stairs, and fiddling in the lobby are sure to ensue. Join us for this extravaganza!

Bring your kids!
Bring your friends!
Bring your instruments!


For Kids:

12:00 - Bay Area Children's Theater preview: The Magic Schoolbus Live! - The Climate Challenge
12:15 - Sarita Pockell of Octopretzel & VAST
2:00 - Asheba

For Everyone:

12:50 - Punjabi Bhangra Dance with the Wednesdays
1:00 - Americana Songwriting Students of Richard Brandenburg & Kathy Kallick
1:40 - Lorin Station (Old Time)
2:20 - Songwriting students of Jim Bruno
2:45 - Jim Romano of Pulama (Hawaiian Slack Key)
3:00 - Shay Black (Irish)
3:30 - American Nomad (Americana)


12:00-12:30 - Fiddlekids w/ Leah Wollenberg & Atrius Rude
12:00-1:00 - Kids Singing Games w/ Lucia & Flavia Purpura-Pontoniere
12:00-3:00 - Instrument Building Workshop w/ Verna Lim & Dave Eagle
12:00-4:00 - Instrument Petting Zoo w/ Jim Carter
Instrument Check provided all day!


12:30-1:00 - Beatles Guitar w/ Gabriel Olin
1:00-2:00 - Intro to Swing Rhythm Guitar w/ Tony Marcus
1:00-2:00 - Songwriting w/ Jim Bruno
2:00-2:30 - Expanding Your Folk Song Repertoire—A Taster w/ Shay Black
2:00-2:30 - Sacred Harp Sing Demo w/ Susan & David Fetcho of Bay Area Sacred Harp
2:30-3:30 - Sacred Harp Sing w/ Susan & David Fetcho
2:00-3:00 - Cajun Workshop w/ Blair Kilpatrick
3:00-3:30 - Blues Fingerpicking w/ Pete Madsen
3:30-4:00 - Bluegrass Rhythm Guitar w/ Avram Siegel


12:00-2:00 - Drop-in Singing Circle w/ Doug Norman
12:00-2:00 - Bluegrass Slow Jam w/ Linda Juratovac, Michael Thilgen & Jacob Ofman
2:00-3:00 - Irish Slow Jam w/ Jason Pollack
3:00-4:00 - Irish Faster Jam w/ Jason Pollack
3:00-4:00 - Cajun Jam w/ Blair Kilpatrick

Community open houses at the Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse are made possible through the generous support of The San Francisco Foundation and the Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Foundation at the San Francisco Foundation. Additional support has been provided by Sweet Adeline Bakeshop.


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