From The Folknik July/Aug 1998

July 11 Alameda County Fair Fiddling Contest, 11:00 a.m. Entry is open to all acoustic fiddlers. Entry fees, juniors $5, all others $10. Entry office (510) 426-7612.

July 17, 18, 19 Vancouver Folk Music Festival, Jericho Beach Park. Write Box 381, Vancouver, B.C. Canada V5Z 1K7, 1-800-833-FOLK; e-mail: info@thefestival.bc.ca. Web site: www.thefestival.bc.ca

July 18 and 19 Humboldt Folklife Festival at Blue Lake, California. Workshops, a fiddle contest, two concerts and dances. Everything is free except the Saturday night dance and concert. (707) 822-5394.

July 19 Songs for the Transcontinental Railroad, 2:00 p.m., San Jose Stage, 490 South First Street, San Jose. For tickets and information call (408) 283-7142.

July 26 Rosalie Sorrels Benefit Concert, 7:30 p.m., Sebastopol Community Center, 390 Morris Street, (707) 838-4857.

July 31-Aug. 2 Willamette Valley Autoharp Gathering, Albany, Oregon. Autoharp workshops, open stages, jamming, singing, and concerts. John Arthur, 6596 NW Niagara Dr., Corvallis, OR 97330; or Cathie Britell, e-mail britell@u.washington.edu

July 31-Aug. 8 Lark in the Morning Summer Camp Music Celebration, Mendocino. Music and dance workshops. P.O. Box 1176, Mendocino, CA 95460, (707) 963-5569; e-mail: larkinam@larkinam.com

Aug. 2-Aug. 9 Country Roads Folk Music Camp, Mt. Madonna Co. Park near Gilroy, California. Workshops, family dancing, campfire sing-alongs. Ron and Anna Green, (408) 379-4090, e-mail: swmusic@mtnweb.com or Judy Dowell, (408) 867-0298, e-mail: judydowell@worldnet.att.net

Aug. 15 Sea Music Concert, Jon Bartlett and Rika Ruebsaat, aboard the ship Balclutha, Hyde St. Pier, San Francisco. First of a series, August through November. For tickets, call (415) 561-6662; advance tickets strongly suggested.

Aug. 16-23 Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp, Mendocino Woodlands. Middle Eastern Music and Dance Camp, 3244 Overland Ave., Unit 1, Los Angeles, CA 90034, (310) 838-5471. Web site: http://www.middleeastcamp.com

Aug. 22-23 14th Annual Coastal Protection Music Festival, Live music by 7 bands each day (headlining on Sat: BOX SET & Sun: MERL SAUNDERS & Friends), arts & crafts fair, food & drink, a petting zoo for children and much more. All proceeds from this 2 day event benefit The San Gregorio Environmental Resource Center and The Committee to Save Pescadero. Advance tickets are $15 / day and tickets at the gate are $18/day. People under 12 years old are free.
Phone 650-726-2499,
email: Abbey Linfert/San Gregorio Environmental Resource Center
Web site: Coastal Protection Music Festival

Aug. 31-Sept. 6 National Old Time Country & Bluegrass Festival, Avoca, Iowa. National Traditional Country Music Assoc., Inc. P.O. Box 492, Anita, Iowa, (712) 762-4363.

Sept 3-7 Strawberry Fall Music Festival, at Camp Mather (near Yosemite) Strawberry Music, P.O. Box 565, Sonora, CA 95370, (209) 533-0191 Mon-Fri. 9am-5pm. Web site www.strawberrymusic.com

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