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A busy summer ahead!

Posted by bevans on Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hi folks,

I hope that all of you here at Banjo Hangout are getting ready to enjoy a great summer of music making. I wanted to pass along my June-July schedule in the hope that I'll run into many of you somewhere around the country this summer. Keep on pickin' everybody!

Thursday to Sunday, June 2-5: Olivet, MI: Midwest Banjo Camp, Olivet College, with Greg Cahill, Janet Beazley, Alan Munde, Jim Mills, David Grier and many others. This has become one of the best banjo camps in the world! Info at

Saturday, June 11: Phoenixville, PA: I'll be playing with the DePue Brothers Band in a benefit concert for the Francisvale No-Kill Animal Shelter at the Colonial Theater, 227 Bridge Street. The DePue Brothers are an amazing trio of brothers who play an otherworldly mix of bluegrass, classical, rock, jazz and Americana, with Mark Cosgrove on guitar. Tickets at 610-917-1228. For more on the DePue Brothers, visit

Sunday to Wednesday, June 12-15: Grass Valley, CA: California Bluegrass Association Music Camp, Nevada County Fairgrounds. I'll be teaching an intermediate "Working Up Solos" class. Sorry, but my class is full - consider joining me for the CBA Winter Camp in Petaluma next February. Info at

Thursday, June 16: Grass Valley, CA: California Bluegrass Association Father's Day Bluegrass Festival. I'll be performing in a special All Star Music Camp Teachers Set on the main stage at 4 p.m. Info at

Saturday, June 18: Grass Valley, CA: California Bluegrass Association Father's Day Bluegrass Festival. I'll be performing with the Flatt and Scruggs Tribute Band, featuring an incredible lineup of northern California traditional bluegrass greats: Del Williams (guitar), Paul Shelasky (fiddle), David Thom (mandolin), Jim Mintun (dobro) and Markie Sanders (bass) with special guest Larry Cohea (banjo). Join us at Vern's Stage at 6:50 p.m. Info at

Wednesday, July 13: Berkeley, CA: I'll be the special guest of Susie Glaze and the HiLonesome Band at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse, 2020 Addison Street, Show at 8 p.m., doors at 7 p.m. Tickets $20.50 in advance / $22.50 at the door. More info at

Thursday, July 14: Kensington, CA: Bangers & Grass Session at the Kensington Circus Pub, 389 Colusa Avenue, with Jim Nunally (guitar), Chad Manning (fiddle), Tom Bekeny (mandolin) and Steve Pottier (bass). Music from 8 to 10 p.m. Admission is free! Come early and enjoy fine pub fare and great English, Irish and American beer.

Saturday, July 16: State College, PA: I'll be playing once again with the DePue Brothers Band at the Central Pennsylvania Festival of the Arts. Set at Schwab Amphitheatre at 8 p.m. More info at

Sunday, July 17 to Friday, July 22: Levelland, TX: Camp Bluegrass with Alan Munde, Steve Smith, Chris Jones & The Nightdrivers and many, many more! South Plains College. This is the premiere camp event in Texas and one of the most fun camps ever! More info at

Saturday, July 23: Las Cruces, NM: I'll be performing with Steve Smith, Chris Sanders & Hard Road ( with special guest Tim May on guitar in a benefit concert for KRWG Radio at the Down Town Mall. This will be my third year performing with Steve at this event - it's a good one! Info at and 

Monday to Friday, August 1-5: Fairview, TN: NashCamp Bluegrass Week at Camp Marymount. I'm excited to be returning to this wonderful, intimate camp for all instrumentalists. Info at

Sunday, August 27: Berkeley, CA: The Flatt and Scruggs Tribute Band (Del Williams, David Thom, Paul Shelasky, Jim Mintun, Markie Sanders) performs at the Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse in a benefit concert for KALW Radio San Francisco with Wake the Dead and George Brooks, in celebration of the 70th anniversary of the oldest FM station west of the Mississippi! 2020 Addison Street, doors open at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Info on KALW radio at Info on the Freight and Salvage at

Whew! A busy summer is ahead! For more info on these and other shows, visit my new homepage at and thanks for your continued support!

All the best,

Bill Evans

1 comment on “A busy summer ahead!”

whatsupcupcake Says:
Tuesday, June 7, 2011 @1:42:01 PM

Sounds like fun! I wish I could go to the Bluegrass Festival next weekend but we'll be out of state :(

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