San Francisco Mandolin Festival

Thanks to the folks at Mandolin Caf???, where we saw this item about the upcoming Festival Of The Mandolins to be held on April 23 in San Francisco, CA. This all-day event is sponsored by the Croatian American Cultural Center, and will feature workshops, a free-for-all mandolin orchestra, and a concert featuring a number of world renowned mandolinists. After the show, there will be dancing, jamming and an open-mic stage. Food will be available throughout the day and instruments will be on display.

Performers will include John Reischman, John Miller, Rich DelGrosso, the Aurora Mandolin Orchestra, The Hot Frittatas, Eva Scow and Avi Avital. The range of styles represented is vast, covering bluegrass, klezmer, classical, blues, Brazilian choro and Italian dance music.

More details can be found on the Croatian American Cultural Center web site.

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