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Founded in 1968, the Freight & Salvage may be one of the most reliable venues for music in the East Bay. The venue is all ages, nonprofit, non-smoking, and alcohol-free. Here’s what you can count on from this Berkeley institution: a variety of traditional acoustic music played by accomplished musicians, an excellent sound system, and a crowd that deeply appreciates the music. Somewhere between a glorified barn and a church, the Freight’s atmosphere ensures that the attention is focused on the stage, where a range of folk, bluegrass, swing, country, Cajun, and world music can be heard. While shows here aren’t cheap, this venue is also a nonprofit, so you can feel better about where your money is going.

Hours: Box office is open Mon.-Sun. 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Showtimes vary.

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  • Albert Cummings (Blues, Folk, & Country)

    • Thu., Feb. 20, 8 p.m. $16-$24
  • An Evening with JD Souther (Jazz, Lounge, & Cabaret)

    • Fri., Feb. 21, 8 p.m. $24-$32
  • Chelle and Friends (Blues, Folk, & Country)

    • Sat., Feb. 22, 11 a.m. free-$10
  • Ladysmith Black Mambazo (World, Latin, & Reggae)

    • Sat., Feb. 22, 8 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 23, 2 p.m. $15-$60
  • Jane Bunnett and Maqueque (Jazz, Lounge, & Cabaret)

    • Wed., Feb. 26, 8 p.m. $20-$28

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