Berkeley Arts Festival Calendar



Our season concludes with a week of free performances on the First Church campus, ranging from folk music to gospel and beyond. More details to come!

Jun 19, 12 midnight, First Congregational Church, 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley

Michael Fischer

Michael Fischer (sax, elec) solo and company style, with Grosse Abfahrt Tom Djll (tpt, elec), Tim Perkis (elec), Gino Robair (elec, perc) Matt Ingalls (cl, bcl), John Shiurba (gtr) including a brief poetry reading by Thomas Antonic

Jun 19, 7:30pm to 9:30pm, Tom's Place, 3111 Deakin Street, Berkeley


Damn Skippy is Will Bernard, Scott Amendola, John Schott, and Giulio Xavier Cetto

doors 7:30, tickets $10 - only $2.50 for each band member!

Jun 19, 7:30pm to 10pm, Ivy Room, 860 San Pablo Ave, Albany

Raul Midón and Lionel Loueke

"Raul Midón lives in a world of sound - blind since birth, Midón's interpretation of his surroundings is borderless. He sings with the passion of the best classic soul singers, and his instrumental chops stand alongside the most accomplished jazz musicians."

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter and guitarist Raul Midón has earned renown as one of music's most distinctive and searching voices - "a one-man band... who is spiritually connected," according to The New York Times, and "an eclectic adventurist," in the words of People magazine.

Reflecting on the exploratory grasp of past and present represented by his latest album, Bad Ass and Blind, Midón says: "Like with all my records, this album is for those who are interested in going beyond notions of genre - it's for listeners with open ears, open minds, open hearts."
Lionel Loueke

Jun 19, 8pm to 10pm, Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley