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Bill Evans on banjo at the Freight Thursday, August 16, 7:30 p.m.

The Banjo in America comes to Argenta Acoustic Series in Little Rock, AR  

North Little Rock, AR: 301 Main Street.
I'm the first banjo player to perform at this prestigious guitar series! Tickets $25.

Tuesday, August 28, 8 to 10 p.m.

Bangers & Grass at the Kensington Circus Pub  

Kensington, CA: Kensington Circus Pub, 389 Colusa Avenue
Join Jim Nunally (guitar), Tom Bekeny (mandolin), Steve Pottier (bass) and Chad Manning (fiddle) and Bill Evans (banjo) at our favorite busman's holiday show. 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. Admission is free but we do pass the hat.

Thursday, August 30, 7:30 p.m. concert, doors at 7 p.m.

Dan Crary, Bill Evans & Wally Barnick in Berkeley at Manning Music!  

Berkeley, CA: Manning Music, Gilman Street
Bill joins flatpicking pioneer Dan Crary and Cache Valley Drifter bassist/songwriter Wally Barnick in an intimate concert at Manning Music. $25 suggested donation. Contact Bill at or 510-520-7005 to make your reservation. Directions given after making your reservation.

Saturday and Sunday, September 1 & 2

Dan Crary, Bill Evans & Wally Barnick at the Hovander Homestead Bluegrass Festival (near Bellingham, WA)  

Ferndale, WA: Hovander Homestead Park, 5299 Nielson Avenue
With Laurie Lewis & many others! Dan & Bill guitar and banjo workshops on Sunday morning too.

Thursday to Sunday, September 6-9

Bill returns to the American Banjo Camp in WA  

Port Orchard, WA: Pilgrim Firs Conference Center
Details TBA soon!

Monday, September 10 to October 15, 7 to 8:15 p.m. (six 90 minute classes)

Bluegrass Jam Class: Beyond the Basics, Level 2 - a new section on Monday nights!  

Berkeley, CA: Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street
This new Level 2 section of my Bluegrass Jam Class is now available on Monday nights. Registration is now open. Classes for this session will be on September 10, 17, 24 and October 1, 8 & 15.. Early bird tuition of $130 before Sept 4.

Wednesday, September 12, 9:30 a.m. to noon and 1:30 to 4 p.m.

Banjo Pre-Festival Workshops in Winfield, KS  

Winfield, KS: Downtown Church
Bill teaches "Working Up Scruggs-Style Solos" & "Bluegrass Banjo Jam Survival Skills" workshops. Open to all levels of players. $80 for 5 hours of instruction.

Thursday to Saturday, September 13-15

Crary, Evans, & Barnick at the 47th Annual Walnut Valley Festival, Winfield, KS  

Winfield, KS: Cowley County Fairgrounds

Tuesday, September 18 to October 23, 6:30 to 7:45 p.m. (six 75 minute class sessions)

Bluegrass Jam Class: Beyond the Basics, Level 1  

Berkeley, CA: Freight and Salvage Cofffehouse, 2020 Addison Street
Level 1 is designed for all bluegrass instrumentalists and singers who are new to playing with others in jams and bands. Ideal for high beginner to intermediate players. $130 early bird tuition before Sept 4. Phone 510-644-2020 for more info.

Tuesday, September 18 to October 23, 8 to 9:15 p.m. (six 75-minute classes)

Bluegrass Jam Class: Beyond The Basics, Level 2 (Tuesday nights)  

Berkeley, CA: The Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street
This class is designed for those with some experience playing with others who want to take their jamming skills to the next level. All instrumentalists welcome! early bird tuition of $130 before Sept 4.

Friday, September 21, 8 p.m.

The Banjo in America at Schoenberg Guitars in Tiburon, CA  

Tiburon, CA: Schoenberg Guitars, 106 Main Street
Phone 415-789-0846 for info & reservations.

Saturday, September 22, 7 p.m. concert, doors at 6:30

The Banjo in American in Morgan Hill, CA  

Morgan Hill, CA: 17280 Lakeview Drive (in Holiday Estates neighborhood)
Suggested donation $22. Phone Barbara Pratt at 408-710-2957 or email to make a reservation. Seating is limited.

Saturday, September 22, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.

Bluegrass Jam Survival Skills Workshop for all levels in Morgan Hill, CA  

Morgan Hill, CA: At the home of Barbara Pratt
Join Bill as he teaches "Bluegrass Banjo Jam Survival Skills." This is a hands-on workshop for all levels designed for those new to group playing or for those wanting to get more comfortable in a jam and playing in bands. $40 admission. Phone Barbara Pratt at 408-710-2957 or email to to reserve your seat. Address given after making reservation. Stick around for pizza and the evening "Banjo in America" show at 7 p.m.

Sunday, September 23, 3 p.m.

The Banjo in America in Berkeley at Timbre Folk & Baroque  

Berkeley, CA: Timbre Folk & Baroque, 801 Bancroft Way
Contact Mark at or phone 510-545-9901 for info & reservations. $20 admission.

Saturday, October 6, afternoon set

Crary, Evans & Barnick at the 3 Sisters Festival in Chattanooga, TN  

Chattanooga, TN: Downtown
Admission is free! This year, the festival will honor Fletcher Bright.

Thursday to Sunday, October 11-14

Bill teaches at the Great Lakes Music Camp, West Olive, Michigan  

West Olive, MI: Camp Blodgett, 10451 Lakeshore Drive
I'm excited to be teaching for the first time at this new, intimate camp on the shores of Lake Michigan with Bruce Molsky, Kenny Smith, Joe Walsh, Keith Billick and more!

Wednesday, November 7 to Sunday, November 11

The 7th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza with Ned Luberecki & Chris Coole  

Lost Gatos, Chico, Grass Valley, Berkeley and other dates TBA!
Join Bill and his special guests Ned Luberecki and Chris Coole for the seventh annual norCal banjo tour. Workshops on Saturday, November 10 at the Freight too!

Thursday, April 25 (late afternoon) to Sunday, April 28 (lunch)

New Mexico Banjo Camp with Alan Munde & Riley Baugus - mark your calendars now!  

Kingston, NM: Black Range Lodge
Join me at my new banjo camp located in the Gila National Forest in New Mexico with Alan Munde, Ned Luberecki and Riley Baugus. Small classes, great food and lodging and an open schedule allowing for one-on-one interaction and follow-up time! Details TBA soon - mark calendars now!

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