Update to Benefit Concerts

Tickets still available for Saturday and Sunday night concerts! Get them at the Freight & Salvage.

Schedule of Afternoon Events

Saturday, Feb 5th:

12 pm: Linda Ronstadt in conversation with Nick Spitzer and Chris Strachwitz. (With previously unseen clips from Linda’s Mariachi period.) At the Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley

1:30: Chris’ film adventures with Les Blank, Maureen Gosling, and other guests. With clips from Chulas Fronteras, Del Mero Corazon, J’ai Ete Au Bal, and Down Home Music 1963. At the Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison.

4:00pm: Parade with the Treme Brass Band from New Orleans. Downtown Berkeley – starting in the northwest corner of Civic Center Park near the intersection of Martin Luther King Blvd and Center Street, proceeding up Center to Shattuck Ave., stopping in front of the Downtown Berkeley BART station, continuing down the east sidewalk of Shattuck, turning left on Addison St., and ending in front of the Freight & Salvage. FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Weather permitting.

Sunday, Feb. 6:


Paul Oliver, due to health reasons, unfortunately had to cancel his U.S. trip. So instead we have:

12 pm: Evolution of Cajun/Creole Music. With Chris Strachwitz, Marc, Ann, Wilson and Joel Savoy. Moderated by Nick Spitzer. Julia Morgan’s Historic Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant Ave.

1:30: The Steel Guitar in Gospel Music. With the Campbell Brothers and Bob Stone, author of the new book Sacred Steel. Julia Morgan’s Historic Berkeley City Club, 2315 Durant)

All panels free to evening ticket holders and $5 for general public.

As previously announced, Arhoolie Records will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary with three nights of concerts to benefit the Arhoolie Foundation, February 4, 5, and 6 at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, California.

The concerts will be emceed by Nick Spitzer, host of the popular public radio program “American Routes.”

Tickets can be purchased online and at the Freight and Salvage.

Friday Feb 4th


Tex-Mex Fiesta w/
Santiago Jimenez Jr. &
La Familia Peña-Govea
Los Cenzontles
Ry Cooder & Co.

~ Intermission ~

Any Old Time String Band
Michael Doucet &
The Beausoleil Trio
Laurie Lewis w/ Tom Rozum
& Co.

Saturday Feb 5th

Tickets Still Available

The Washboard 4
Savoy-Doucet Band
Barbara Dane & Bob Mielke
All Stars w/ Lars Edegran

~ Intermission ~

The Creole Belles
Tremé Brass Band

Sunday Feb 6th

Tickets Still Available

Los Cenzontles
Suzy & Eric Thompson
Country Joe McDonald
The Campbell Brothers

~ Intermission ~

Savoy Family Band
Taj Mahal