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Upcoming Dates

Friday, January 4th, 2019

1882 Adanac St.
Vancouver, BC [map]

The First Friday of the month! This month Tappalachian String Band will provide the tunes. Dances taught and called by Paul Silveria and guest caller Sean Fenstemaker. All genders and orientations welcome. Open old-time jam at 8pm, dance at 9pm. 19+

Tickets are $25 at the door or just $17.50 online (a limited number of $10 tickets are also available online for those who can't afford full price.)

Accessibility:

People with mobility and sensory considerations can often participate in square dancing, and there are many simple accommodations that can be made. Please contact Paul if you have any questions.

The front door Of the WISE is up a flight of 5 or 6 stairs. There is a street-level entrance in the back, through an uneven alley. The WISE has accessible bathrooms. Please contact me ahead of time, or ask the security person at the front door, if you need assistance.

Saturday, January 19th, 2019

Concert set at POTMG
Portland, OR [map]

Paul plays a concert set at the 20th annual Portland Old Time Gathering!

Sunday, January 20th, 2019

Village Ballroom
The Portland Sunday Square Dance
704 NE Dekum St.
Portland, OR [map]

Paul calls dances at the Portland Sunday Square Dance. 7-10:00 pm, $7-15 sliding scale, kids are free!

Sunday, January 27th, 2019

7pm
362 Powell Street
Vancouver, BC [map]
The Vintage Variety Night - a cozy night of trad and roots!

6:30 - doors open
(arrive early to sign up for a two-song open-mic slot!)
7pm to 8pm - Vintage genre open-mic
8:15 to 8:45 - Paul Silveria
9 to 9:30 - Emily Rose
9:45 to 10:15 - The Stardust Stringband

$10 at the door. All ages. Food and booze available

Friday, February 1st, 2019

Wise Hall Lounge
Old Time Dance Party
1882 Adanac St.
Vancouver, BC [map]

The First Friday of the month! This month the Wooly Bears will provide the tunes. Dances taught and called by Paul Silveria. All genders and orientations welcome. Open old-time jam at 8pm, dance at 9pm. 19+

Tickets are $25 at the door or just $17.50 online (a limited number of $10 tickets are also available online for those who can't afford full price.)

Accessibility:

People with mobility and sensory considerations can often participate in square dancing, and there are many simple accommodations that can be made. Please contact Paul if you have any questions.

The front door Of the WISE is up a flight of 5 or 6 stairs. There is a street-level entrance in the back, through an uneven alley. The WISE has accessible bathrooms. Please contact me ahead of time, or ask the security person at the front door, if you need assistance.

Friday, March 1st, 2019

Wise Hall Lounge
Old Time Dance Party
1882 Adanac St.
Vancouver, BC [map]

The First Friday of the month! This month the Estro-Jennies will provide the tunes. Dances taught and called by Paul Silveria. All genders and orientations welcome. Open old-time jam at 8pm, dance at 9pm. 19+

Tickets are $25 at the door or just $17.50 online (a limited number of $10 tickets are also available online for those who can't afford full price.)

Accessibility:

People with mobility and sensory considerations can often participate in square dancing, and there are many simple accommodations that can be made. Please contact Paul if you have any questions.

The front door Of the WISE is up a flight of 5 or 6 stairs. There is a street-level entrance in the back, through an uneven alley. The WISE has accessible bathrooms. Please contact me ahead of time, or ask the security person at the front door, if you need assistance.

Past Dates

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Wise Hall Lounge
Mini-Folk-Fest! - 3pm
1882 Adanac St.
Vancouver, BC [map]

A fun, all ages show featuring Monica Lee and the String Bees, Tiny Islands, and a square dance with Paul Silveria (AKA Professor Banjo!)

3pm to 5:30 (doors at 2:30) $10 (tickets available online, or at the door)

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

The East Van Opry
1660 Broadway East
Vancouver, BC [map]

The East Van Opry is an annual smorgasbord of East Van old-time, bluegrass, and country talent! Paul will be joining Shiho Mizumoto, and calling a couple easy dances. It's always a blast! Here's the facebook event

Friday, September 28th, 2018

Gillbilly
Fernie, BC [map]

Paul plays tunes and calls dances at this weekend of musical fun and fishing!

Saturday, July 21st, 2018

Mission Folk Festival
Mission, BC Canada
CA [map]

Paul calls dances with Viper Central at the Mission Folk Festival!

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

The Vancouver Folk Festival
Vancouver, BC [map]

Paul will be playing calling dances at this year's Vancouver Folk Festival!

10am on Saturday, Paul will play a set of solo banjo tunes, and full band tunes with the Estro-Jennies!

3:10pm on Saturday is the big Square Dance!

1:50pm on Sunday Paul hosts "Trad Gone Rad" with Jayme Stone's Folklife, and the Small Glories!

Friday, June 15th, 2018

Steamboat Stringband Jamboree - 2pm
Prosperity Grange 3701 Steamboat Island Rd
Olympia, WA [map]

Professor Banjo will play an interactive show for all ages - full details of the weekend here: http://www.steamboatstringjam.com/

Friday, February 16th, 2018

Olymia Old Time Festival
Olympia, WA [map]

Friday Feb. 16th - Paul teaches a beginner clawhammer banjo workshop. Saturday Feb. 17th Paul (AKA Professor Banjo) calls a family square dance! Visit the website for full details