7:30PM show, 7:00PM doors
$25 Advance/$29 At the Door
The 8th Annual California Banjo Extravaganza Featuring Leroy Troy, Gina Furtado & Bill Evans with John Reischman, Chad Manning, Sharon Gilchrist & Dale Adkins
An All-Star Banjo & Bluegrass Event!
Each November, San Francisco Bay Area banjo player Bill Evans brings together some of the best banjo players in the world and combines them with an ace backup band featuring several West Coast favorites for a series of incredible concerts across northern California and an afternoon of workshops in Berkeley. This year’s annual northern California five-string banjo celebration features the incomparable old-time banjo entertainer Leroy Troy, the Virginia-based three-finger banjo virtuoso Gina Furtado, and, of course, California favorite Bill Evans. Joining this trio of banjo greats is their All-Star band, this year featuring John Reischman (mandolin), Chad Manning (fiddle), Dale Adkins (guitar) & Sharon Gilchrist (bass) for an evening of bluegrass, old-time, and beyond, celebrating the many different ways music is made today on the five-string banjo. Each musician will be featured individually with the All-Star Band as well as teaming up for one-of-a-kind duet and trio performances.
In previous years, the California Banjo Extravaganza has presented many of the best banjo players in the world, including Bill Keith, Tony Trischka, Danny Barnes, Alan Munde, and Charlie Cushman, among many others. This year offers another spectacular concert tour featuring three unique banjo talents.