Friday, Saturday & Sunday
April 6 - 8, 2018
Workshops, Jam Sessions, Performances, Vendors
The Courtyard by Marriott
Special Banjo-Rama rates:
Sacramento Banjo Band presents the All New, 52nd
Each year the Sacramento Banjo Band sponsors an annual banjo music festival known as Banjo-Rama. World class banjo stars are featured as soloists and in ensembles. Eddie Peabody, probably the most famous banjo player ever, performed at the very first Banjo-Rama in 1967, in the Governor's Hall at the old California State Fairgrounds in Sacramento.
These musicians are not just plucking chords like grandpa used to do on the back porch! They are genuine pros! Their fingers and hands are sizzling hot, moving faster than the eye can follow, playing everything from classical to popular music. You'll be surprised and delighted at their imaginative arrangements, versatility, and precise execution.
In addition to banjo virtuosos, there will be exciting west coast banjo bands and ragtime piano players. It's quite a musical spectacle that could just as well have been named the banjo Olympics.
This year's Banjo-Rama will focus on participation - that's why we've renamed it "Banjo-Jam-A-Rama." There will be lots of opportunity to jam with your friends and the pros, and play for them if you wish!
Primarily 4-string banjos are played at Banjo-Rama. Other banjo-compatible instruments are welcome at the jam sessions. We often have ukelele, tuba, bass, gut bucket, drum, clarinet, and occasionally even violin players participate.
Banjo-Rama proceeds are a benefit for children's charities in the Sacramento area.
Be sure to attend this year's Banjo-Rama.
Please check back periodically for updates and additional information.