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Bill Evans on banjo at the Freight Friday, January 18, 7:30 p.m. show, 6:30 p.m. potluck

The Banjo in America returns to Abbie Weisenbloom's Amazing House Concert Series  

Portland, OR: Abbie Weisenbloom House Concerts in Inner SE Portland
Reservations highly suggested at 503-233-4945 or email to Seating is limited. Suggested donation $15-25. This concert will also be broadcast on Concert Window.

Friday, January 18: 7:30 p.m. Pacific Time

The Banjo in America live on Concert Window - anywhere there's a computer!  

Live on your digital device via Concert Window in a special pay-what-you-want concert!
Catch Bill's Portland, OR house concert from anywhere in the world where there's a computer via Concert Window. View the show live from Abbie's living room!

Saturday, January 19, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.

Bluegrass Banjo Workshops in Portland, OR  

Portland, OR: NE Portland area home
Working Up Fiddle Tunes (10 a.m.) and Up The Neck Backup (1 p.m.). $45 each session or both for $80. Reservations required by contacting Claire at or 503-830-3453.

Saturday, January 19: Seattle, WA, doors at 7:30, concert at 8 p.m.

Seattle, WA House Concert with The Banjo In America  

Seattle, WA: NE Seattle / North Ravenna Seattle home
Contact Carolyn at or phone 206-245-0875 for info & reservations. Suggested donation is $25.

Sunday, January 20, 2 p.m.

The Banjo in America returns to Nancy's Farm, Bellingham  

Bellingham, WA: Nancy's Farm
Catch Bill & his banjos at his favorite WA state house concert venue! 2030 E. Smith Road. Reserve seats by phoning 360-739-5651. Suggested donation $18.

Thursday, January 24, 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) for an evening of traditional bluegrass, soaring instrumentals and your requests. 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.

Saturday, January 26, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. - two different sessions!

Banjo Workshops at Gryphon Stringed Instruments, Palo Alto, CA  

Palo Alto, CA: Gryphon Stringed Instruments, 211 Lambert Avenue
Working Up Fiddle Tunes, 11:30 a.m. & Up The Neck Backup, 2:30 p.m. $50 each session. Phone 650-493-2131 or register online. For all levels.

Friday, February 22, 8 p.m., doors at 7 p.m.

The Banjo in America at the California Jazz Conservatory, Berkeley  

Berkeley, CA: 2040 Addison Street, Rendon Hall/Fiddler Annex
Bill brings 250 years of banjo music to CJC's amazing new recital hall. Tickets $20 + $1.30 ticketing fee.

Monday, March 4 to April 8, 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 will be open in mid- to late February.

Tuesday, March 5 to April 9, 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. Registration opens in mid-February.

Tuesday, March 5 to April 9 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. Registration opens in February.

Thursday, March 21 to Sunday, March 24

Bill returns to the Suwanee Banjo Camp in Florida  

Live Oak, FL: Cerveny Conference Center
With Ryan Cavanaugh, Paul Brown, Adam Hurt, Joe Newberry & many more.

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

New Mexico Banjo Camp with Alan Munde, Ned Luberecki & Riley Baugus - we are filling up fast!  

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! Camp is filling up fast - register now to insure your spot!

Friday to Sunday, May 17-19

Banjo Camp North in Charlton, MA  

Charlton, MA: Prindle Pond Conference Center
Bill returns to Banjo Camp North! With Tom Adams, Janet Beazley, Adam Hurt, Gabe Hirshfeld, Bruce Molsky, Mike Munford & many more!

Thursday, June 6 to Sunday, June 9, 2018

Bill returns to the Midwest Banjo Camp  

Olivet, MI: Olivet College
Bill returns to teach at the largest banjo camp event in the world! Featuring Danny Barnes, Riley Baugus, Janet Beazley, Greg Cahill, Gina Furtado, BB Bowness, Tony Trischka and many, many more!

Friday and Saturday, July 12 & 13

Bill with the Hard Road Trio at High Mountain Hay Fever, Westcliffe, CO  

Westcliffe, CO, The Bluff & Summit Park, S Adams Blvd
Stage sets and banjo workshop. 719-783-0883 for info.

Sunday, July 14 to Friday, July 19

Bill returns to Camp Bluegrass in Texas  

Levelland, TX: South Plains College
Bill returns to Texas' premiere bluegrass camp.

Sunday, July 29 to August 4

Bill returns to the Swannanoa Gathering  

Asheville, NC: Warren Wilson College
The is a terrific event in the western North Carolina mountains! A *great* musical experience!

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