The upcoming, 29th annual, Banjo Rally International, scheduled for August 27th through the 30th in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is a mainstay attraction for fans and players – both amateur and professional – of the classic instrument since 1975.
The 2014 Banjo Rally International is a celebration of the banjo and the genres it has both influenced and flourished in: traditional jazz, ragtime, swing, folk, bluegrass, show tunes, and more. Come to Banjo Rally International to enjoy scheduled performances on stage as well as impromptu jam sessions at all hours of the day and night around the convention center, outside venues, and downtown Eureka Springs.
Play a banjo? Bring it along, even if you’re only a beginner or part-time amateur player, and jump in on some of the after-show, impromptu jam sessions. What if you don’t own a banjo but have another acoustic instrument that fits in with the banjo style? Bring it along!
The 2014 Banjo Rally International may center around 4-string plectrum and tenor banjos, and those who play them but that doesn’t mean other instruments and players aren’t welcome – on the contrary: players of 5-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin, acoustic guitar, tuba, string bass, fiddle, washboard, or even clarinet, trombone, and trumpet are welcome!
The headliners for the 2014 Banjo Rally International are The Side Street Steppers, Memphis-based purveyors of foot-stomping, toe-tapping, vintage blues, jazz, country, hokum, jug band, fiddle tunes, and more.
So, if you like the banjo and are interested in, old-timey music, sing-a-longs, novelty tunes, dancing, workshops, tutorials, impromptu jam sessions, and raconteurs with wild stories, come to Eureka Springs for the 29th Annual Banjo Rally International!
2014 Banjo Rally International
August 27-30, 2014
Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
Visit www.banjorally.org for a full schedule, registration information, and more.
Eureka Springs Banjo Rally Lodging
As of this writing, 5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast still has available rooms for Banjo Rally 2014 – but that wont be true for long! Reserve your Eureka Springs accommodations at 5 Ojo Inn Bed and Breakfast now before it’s too late!