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Contra Carnivale History
 BandsCallers
2006 Nightingale
Hillbillies from Mars
Syncopaths
Crabapples
 
George Marshall
Susan Michaels
Warren Blier
2007 Wild Asparagus
Hillbillies from Mars
The Body Snatchers
Michael's Mixed Nuts
 
George Marshall
Susan Michaels
Erik Hoffman
2008 Wild Asparagus
Hillbillies from Mars
Syncopaths
 
George Marshall
Susan Michaels
Joyce Miller
2009 Groovemongers
Crowfoot
Notorious
 
Rick Mohr
Nils Fredland
Susan Petrick
2010 Elixir
Nightingale
Notorious
 
Nils Fredland
George Marshall
Warren Blier
2011 Latter Day Lizards
Syncopaths
Wild Asparagus
 
Lisa Greenleaf
Seth Tepfer
George Marshall
2012 Tidal Wave
Elixir
Great Bear Trio
 
George Marshall
Nils Fredland
Susan Michaels
2013 Latter Day Lizards
Dr. Groove
Retrospectacles
 
Lisa Greenleaf
Will Mentor
Deb Comly
2014 Stringrays
Groovemongers
Nor'Easter
 
Cis Hinkle
Bob Isaacs
Jean Gorrindo
2015 Elixir
Wild Asparagus
Crowfoot
 
Nils Fredland
George Marshall
Lisa Greenleaf
2016 Latter Day Lizards
Stringrays
Syncopaths
 
Bob Isaacs
Nils Fredland
Susan Michaels
2017 Notorious
Joyride
Clew Bay
 
Bev Bernbaum
Erik Weberg
Erik Hoffman

January 12-14, 2018

San Luis Obispo, California

Jig Jazz - Maivish

Riptide


Cis Hinkle - Frannie Marr

Jeremy Korr


Please join us for our 14th annual Contra Carnivale, an almost-all-contra dance event in San Luis Obispo over Martin Luther King weekend. Since it coincides with the beginning of the season, we'll decorate in a Mardi Gras theme and encourage "Mardi Gras festive" attire - especially for the Saturday evening dance! Bring your sequins and feathers and we'll supply beads for everybody!

Centrally located near the coast mid-way between the San Franciso Bay area and Los Angeles, San Luis Obispo is a great place to visit. We'll fill your weekend with high-energy contra dancing, but recommend that you plan to spend Friday and/or Monday exploring & adventuring in the San Luis area on your own.


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Registration Information

Pre-registration for Contra Carnivale is required. This website will be updated with complete weekend and registration information in July or August, and Registration will open in September. It is often necessary to allocate acceptances by lottery from among those received within the first week or so. We will send a couple of email reminders to those on our mailing list. If you aren't yet on our mailing list (or aren't sure), please sign up here. We promise not to share your info or spam you.

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