FREE Event: Berkeley’s Freight & Salvage Celebrates 50 Years with Cross-Cultural Music Fest

Berkeley cultural institution and not-for-profit organization Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse wants to thank the local community for 50 years of support by hosting a free festival this Saturday.

The block party style event will host music inside and outside the coffeehouse on three stages, along with food trucks and family-friendly activities. There’s also a globally-diverse musical lineup (see further below for a list of acts by stage and performance time) with music ranging from Punjabi pop and dance, to Cajun, calypso, jazz, and soul.


Since it was founded in 1968, Freight & Salvage has grown from a small coffeehouse into a world-famous venue for traditional music of a variety of origins. The venue’s purpose is to promote the understanding and appreciation of traditional and roots music. Join them for the celebration and get schooled in the universal language of music.

Freight & Salvage Music Festival
Saturday, September 22, 2018 from 11am-6pm
2020 Addison St, Berkeley

Lineup & Schedule by Stage:

11:00 AM Asheba
1:00 PM BKO Quintet
3:15 PM Bang Data

12:00pm Alphabet Rockers
2:00pm Beausoleil
4:30pm Zigaboo Modeliste and Linda Tillery

2:00pm Maurice Tani
2:30pm Claudia Russell with Bruce Kaplan
3:00pm Miko Marks
3:30pm Mark Graham
4:00pm Amber Cross
4:30pm Quinn DeVeaux
5:00pm Terry Garthwaite



This festival is supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. Learn more about how the National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities.

Written by Carlos Olin Montalvo

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