Festivals ’n Such

Hayward-Russell City Blues FestivalJuly 10-11
11:00-7:00 pm, City Hall Plaza, Hayward, CA. info: 510-836-2227, www.bayareabluessociety.net

California Coast Music CampJuly 11-17, 18-24
Two sessions. Placer County, CA. Small group instruction in singing, guitar, mandolin, bass, ukulele, voice, fiddle, banjo, pennywhistle, and songwriting in many styles: rock, folk, blues, bluegrass, old-time, swing, Celtic, jazz. Jams, song-circles, open mics, concerts, workshops, and dances. Well known teachers. Swimming, hiking, relaxing. info: www.musiccamp.org

Humboldt Folklife FestivalJuly 17-24
Locations in Arcata and Blue Lake, CA. Dances, Workshops, kids’ performances, Free All-Day Fest, Songwriters, Acoustic Jazz, Fiddle Fest, Bluegrass & Old Time, A Cappella. info: 707-822-5394, www.humboldtfolklife.org

10th Annual Redwood Dulcimer DayJuly 24
Boomeria, Bonny Doon, CA. Appalachian dulcimer workshops & jam. Special guest Rob Brereton: a pioneer in contemporary mountain dulcimer playing. Resident faculty: Neal Hellman, Janet Herman, Peter Tommerup, and Ron Beardslee. Faculty concert on July 23, in Aptos. info: Janet Herman 408-867-9762, www.folkplanet.com/dulcimerday

Lark in the Morning CampJuly 30-August 7
Mendocino, CA. Lark’s 30th year! Incredible lineup of instructors. Music and dance from the world over, parties, sessions, 24-hour jamming, great food, camping, fire circles, activities for all experience levels. info: www.larkcamp.com/

Puget Sound Guitar WorkshopJuly 31-Aug 20
Bellingham, WA. (3 separate week-long sessions). Inspiration and instruction for acoustic musicians at all levels. info: 360-647-2979, www.psgw.org

Country Roads Summer Music CampAug 4-8
Mount Madonna Country Park, Watsonville, CA. A family camp for all ages. Kids & adults join in sing-alongs and playing instruments. Crafts, jams, camp-fire sings and open-mic. Concert with Carolyn Hester and more. info: 408-379-4090, www.soundwestmusic.com

Cazadero Perf. Arts Family CampAug 9-15, 16-22
Two separate sessions. Cazadero, CA. Program for kids, teens, and adults. Wide range of classes in music, art, drama and dance, storytelling, environmental art and crafts. Amazing staff. Delicious, local, seasonal food. Dorms, tent-cabins and tents. info: 510-658-3257, www.cazfamilycamp.org/

Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass FestAugust 13-15
Hollister, CA. Great lineup on two stages, camping, kids’ activities, open mic, jamming. info: 408-241-5920, www.scbs.org/events/gof/

32nd Annual Intl. Musical Saw FestivalAug 14-15
Roaring Camp, Felton, & Santa Cruz, CA. FREE! Contest, workshops, open-mic, jams, potluck, all instruments. Bluegrass, country, folk, gospel, blues, classical, show tunes. Open jam: Sat. afternoon and eve.; Festival: Sun, 10:00 am-6:00 pm info: Morgan Cowin, 415-459-7722, www.sawplayers.org

Choral Harmony RetreatAugust 15-20
Bishop’s Ranch, Sonoma County, CA. Sing Appalachian, sea chantey, southern gospel, contemporary sacred semi-classical. No audition; learn, rehearse and perform, explore your voice. Reserve space by July 1. info: 510-652-1298, www.lcarley.com

Golden Old Time CampoutAugust 20-22
Mendocino County Fairgrounds, Boonville, CA. Three days of camping, workshops, jamming. Saturday night Square Dance. info: 707-829-8012, www.socofoso.org, www.cbaontheweb.org

Women’s Hearts & Hands Guitar CampAug 20-23
Mendocino, CA. Guitar instruction for & by women. Beg.-Adv., Blues, Jazz, Fingerstyle, Celtic, Brazilian, Chord Theory, Alternate Tunings, Performance Opportunities. Delicious, nutritious catered meals. info: 415-669-7447, www.WomensHeartsAndHands.com

1st Annual West Coast Jug Band JubileeAugust 21
Freight & Salvage, Berkeley, CA. Two shows: 12:30-5:00 pm and 8:00-11:00 pm. Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Jug Band, Skiffle Symphony with Kenny Hall, Devin’s Jug Band, Jugtown Pirates, Kally Price Blues & Jazz Combo, The Barking Spiders, Maria Muldaur and Her Garden of Joy Jug Band. info: 510-684-2020, Freight & Salvage

Cotati Accordion FestivalAugust 21-22
La Plaza Park, Cotati, CA. Accordion in every culture. Food, drink, dancing. info: 707-664-0444, www.cotatifest.com

Berkeley Old-Time Music ConventionSept 8-12
Venues in Berkeley, CA: Freight & Salvage, Farmer’s Mkt., Ashkenaz & more. Alice Gerrard, Kenny Hall & the Sweetsmill String Band, Del Ray & Suzy Thompson and many more. Concerts, workshops, square dance, youth showcase, jamming and more. info: www.berkeleyoldtimemusic.org/

American Banjo CampSeptember 10-12
Fort Flagler, WA. New, optional extra day! Learn old-time or bluegrass banjo with world-class instructors. Demonstrations, hands-on classes, faculty concerts, jamming. info: www.langston.com/ABC/

Delta Blues FestivalSeptember 18
12:00-7:30 pm, Antioch, CA. FREE. Music, food, arts and crafts. info: 925-698-8024, www.deltabluesfestival.com

Sebastopol Celtic FestivalSeptember 24-26
Community Center, Sebastopol, CA. Concerts, workshops, jams. Martin Hayes & Dennis Cahill, Lunasa, Karan Casey & John Doyle, Le Vent du Nord, Solas, April Verch Band, Sandy Silva, Jimmy Keane, and more. info: 707-829-7067, www.cumuluspresents.com/celtic/

BACDS Fall Frolick WeekendOctober 15-17
Monte Toyon, Aptos, CA. Primarily English country and display (morris/sword, etc) dance, music and singing. info: www.bacds.org/fw