Berkeley Bluegrass Festival

For the eighth year, the Freight & Salvage celebrates incredible talent with the Berkeley Bluegrass Festival, April 26-April 28, 2024. With concerts programmed by Grammy-award winner Laurie Lewis and the Freight’s Artistic Director Peter Williams, plus curated instructional workshops, 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.


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).


Appalachian Road Show

Never Come Down

Broken Compass Bluegrass

Fog Holler (Gallery Stage at 6PM)

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


Laurie Lewis and Kathy Kallick

Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands

Kathy Kallick Band

Hard Drive

Salty Sally (Gallery Stage at 6PM)

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


Kody Norris

Danny Paisley & The Southern Grass

Caleb Klauder & Reeb Willms Bluegrass Band

Marin County Breakdown (Gallery Stage at 6PM)

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


Playing Together: Fiddle Tunes as a Band with Hard Drive

Saturday, April 27, 2024 12:00PM

Bluegrass Fiddle with Annie Staninec

Saturday, April 27, 2024 1:30PM

Banjo as a Band Instrument: Exploring Dynamics and Textures for Blending with Your Band or Local Jam with George Guthrie

Sunday, April 28, 2024 12:00PM

What Makes a Bluegrass Song and How to Get Started with Kathy Kallick

Sunday, April 28, 2024 12:00PM

Harmony Singing with Laurie Lewis, Tom Rozum, and Hasee Ciaccio

Sunday, April 28, 2024 1:30PM

The Power of Two with Caleb Klauder and Reeb Willms

Sunday, April 28, 2024 2:30PM