2022 Berkeley Bluegrass Festival

For the sixth year, the Freight & Salvage celebrates incredible talent with the Berkeley Bluegrass Festival, April 29-May 1, 2022. With concerts programmed by Grammy-award winner Laurie Lewis and the Freight’s Artistic Director Peter Williams, plus instructional workshops curated by Ms. Lewis with Freight Education Associate Leah Wollenberg, Berkeley Bluegrass Festival brings together leaders of the genre, up-and-coming artists, and music fans for three days of concerts, jams, workshops (free for ticket holders!), and good old-fashioned merriment to kick off the summer music festival season.

Free workshops, jams and other activities will be offered throughout the weekend. Daytime events are free for ticket holders except the Sunday Artist Panel ($10).


All shows take place at Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St in the Littlefield Room, our state of the art listening room, except for Gallery Stage performances which take place in the Freight & Salvage lobby before show time. Three Day Passes available (advance purchase only).


Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands

Tim O’Brien and Jan Fabricius

Jacob Jolliff Band

DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 7:00 PM


The Seldom Scene

NorthSouthEastWest Jam
w/ Michael Daves, Tatiana Hargreaves,
Missy Raines, Kristin Scott Benson, and Laurie Lewis

Windy Hill

DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 7:00 PM


The Grascals

Missy Raines & Allegheny

Kathy Kallick Band

DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 7:00 PM


Generations of Bluegrass:
A panel Q&A in partnership with KALW’s Bluegrass Signal and KPFA’s Pig-in-a-Pen

Sunday, May 1 – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Free for ticket holders

Singing with Dudley Connell
Saturday, Apr 30 – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

The Dobro Style of Mike Auldridge with Fred Travers
Saturday, Apr 30 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Incorporating Double Stops into Your Fiddle Melodies and Breaks with Ron Stewart
Saturday, Apr 30 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Banjo with Patrick Sauber
Saturday, Apr 30 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Rock Solid Low Rolling Banjo Backup with Kristin Scott Benson
Sunday, May 1 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Walking the Floor Over You – Walking bass lines: how to build them and when to use them with Missy Raines
Sunday, May 1 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Monroe Style Guitar with Michael Daves
Sunday, May 1 — 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM

Bridging the Gap Between Old Time and Bluegrass Fiddling
with Tatiana Hargreaves and Annie Staninec
Sunday, May 1 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Building a Bluegrass Mandolin Solo with Tristan Scroggins
Sunday, May 1 — 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Berkeley Bluegrass Festival Jam with Avram Siegel
Sunday, May 1 — 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

A limited number of shirts will be available for purchase at the Freight during the festival.