It’s that old-timey time of the year again, when fiddlers, banjo pluckers and dance callers descend upon the city for a weekend of American folk and country fun. From May 16-18, the Los Angeles Old Time Social takes over multiple venues with live music, workshops, square-dancing and a cakewalk aka a pie contest. Then, to top it all off everyone heads over to Sunday’s Topanga Banjo & Fiddle Contest at Paramount Ranch.
A night of traditional and rare tunes at the Velaslavasay Panorama has become part of the Social’s annual events. This year’s lineup features Fresno’s Dos Valley Trio, fiddlers Casy Meikle and Austin Derryberry and the Have More Fun Stringband, with Frank Fairfield’s Temple Street Quartet serving as the house band.