The Lucky Dogs set up to play at the Berkeley Farmers’ Market String Band contest on Saturday, part of the Old Time Music Convention . Photo: Frances Dinkelspiel

Dozens of people gathered in the sun in Martin Luther King Park at the Civic Center on Saturday to hear an Old Time Music dust-up, where bands played two songs in the hopes of winning the Berkeley Farmers’ Market String Band Contest.

The event is part of the Old Time Music Convention running in Berkeley from Sept. 12-16. A variation of the Convention has been going on in the park since 1968. For events and times, click here.

To find out about more events in Berkeley and nearby, visit Berkeleyside’s Events Calendar. We also encourage you to submit your own events.

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...