Sacramento Banjo Band's Banjo-Rama May 17-19, 2019
Friday, Saturday & Sunday
May 17-19, 2019

Banjo Bands, Specialty Combos, Workshops, Vendors,
Jam Sessions

3-day Weekend Pass: $55
Friday or Saturday only: $20
Sunday only: $25

Free admission for kids
12 and under!

Lion's Gate Hotel
3410 Westover St.
McClellan Park, Sacramento CA

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Banjo-Rama 2019


There are no fees for workshops, unless indicated in the description. Any fees involved in attending any workshops at Banjo-Rama are strictly as agreed on between the workshop presenter and the attendees. Presenters may appreciate a voluntary contribution to compensate for their time, effort and resources.

Friday, May 17

Ron Hinkle
9:00 am Sherman Room
How to Improve Your Banjo Playing — Plectrum & Tenor
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Identify your strengths and weaknesses on any banjo tuning, and develop a personal advancement plan.
Rich Combs
11:00 am Sherman Room
Playing the Irish Tenor
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The Irish Tenor Banjo is broadly popular in Ireland, and it's popularity has spilled over to the US, and around the world, as a part of Celtic music. Rich will provide a brief introduction to the differences of the Irish Tenor from the standard tenor, and may even play a tune or two to demonstrate the sound of this unique instrument.

Saturday, May 18

Bev Anderson
10:00 am Sherman Room
DeepDish GigBook
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Have your sheet music wherever you go! Learn the ins and outs of using DeepDish GigBook on your iPad. We will focus mostly on Getting Started: How to get tunes and how to find them quickly! Organize your music into folders and set lists, and know the difference. We will also look into annotation for those times when you might want to highlight a section, make a note of a key change, or even tell yourself to "watch out here." If we have time we will touch on how to use Collections & why you might want to, and sorting by genre, composer, or title.

Requirements: Apple iPad with GigBook and Drop Box installed. A free version of Drop Box is available in the App Store on your iPad. Search DeepDish GigBook on Google, or the app store on your iPad, to find a version for $9.99. (This is not the iGigBook app.) Please bring your iPad for this hands-on workshop. It would be best if you have DeepDish GigBook on your iPad prior to class. If you need help setting up prior to the workshop, contact

Steve Peterson
11:00 am Ballroom A
Better Banjo
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Join plectrum great, Steve Peterson, to learn his tricks for elegant chords and smooth tremolo. Steve will share with you his warmup techniques and his unique approach to breaking down a song so that each measure is impactful.
Bill Dendle
Bill Dendle
Ron Hinkle
Ron Hinkle
Hendricks Brothers
Hendricks Brothers
Bill Lowrey
Bill Lowrey
Jack Convery
Jack Convery
embroidered banjo embroidered banjo