Sacramento Banjo Band's Banjo-Rama May 1-4, 2014

Thursday-Sunday
May 1 - 4, 2014

Clarion Inn at Arden Village
1401 Arden Way
Sacramento CA 95815
(916) 922-8040
(877) 424-6423
Special Banjo-Rama Room Rate: $89 (+tax)

4-day Registration - $49 ($55 at the door)
1-day Registration - $20 ($25 at the door)
Children 12 and under free
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Includes shows, workshops, vendors, jam sessions 24/7, and more!
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Banjo-Rama 2014

Schedule — May 1-4, 2014

  • Thursday
    Check-in, Vendor set up and Jam Sessions
  • Friday
    *Morning Workshops, Afternoon Jam Sessions
    7:00-9:30 pm Show in the Martinique Ballroom
  • Saturday
    *Morning Workshops, Afternoon Jam Sessions
    7:00-10:00 pm Show in the Martinique Ballroom
  • Sunday
    Banjo-Rama - Noon to 5:00 pm in the Martinique Ballroom

* Workshops and Jam Sessions are included in the price of your ticket.

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Thursday, May 1

12:00 pm Registration, Vendor Set Up  
7:00 pm Jam Session JB's Lounge

Friday, May 2

Workshops
9:30 to 10:20 am Comstock 1
Silk Road Banjo - Jim Matthews

Tracing the banjo's pre-African roots back into China, Mongolia, and central Asia.

10:30 to 11:20 am Comstock 3
The Steve Peterson Banjo Method - Concepts, Strategies, and Techniques - Steve Peterson

Steve will reveal several of his key strategies, concepts, and techniques that will improve your playing in the shortest amount of time.

11:30 am to 12:20 pm Comstock 1
Beginning Banjo -
Carol Hood, Barbara Kampe, Peggy Lewis, Jim Matthews

If you have never played the banjo before, there's no time like now to start. We have loaner banjos. Learn a few chords and join the jam.

11:45 am to 12:35 pm Comstock 3
Parlour Plectrum Banjo - Ron Hinkle

Learn the Emile Grinshaw banjo method for small informal performance, as updated by Ron Hinkle.

Show
7:00 pm Evening Show Martinique Ballroom
7:00 Sacramento Banjo Band
7:15 Simon Anuszczyk
7:35 Bill Lowrey
8:05 Buddy Wachter
8:35 Steve Peterson
9:05 Navihanke

Saturday,May 3

Workshops
9:30 to 10:20 am Comstock 1
One Man Jam - Bill Lowery

Using computer apps and technology for better practice.

10:30 to noon Comstock 3
A Dozen Different Ways to Play Any Song - An exploration of right and left hand techniques, and musical ideas - Buddy Wachter

Explaining right and left hand techniques and musical ideas to add variety to your playing. This is a fun and experimental workshop. Please bring your banjo!

11:30 am to 12:20 pm Comstock 1
Beginning Banjo -
Carol Hood, Barbara Kampe, Peggy Lewis, Jim Matthews

If you have never played the banjo before, there's no time like now to start. We have loaner banjos. Learn a few chords and join the jam.

Show
7:00 pm Evening Show Martinique Ballroom
7:00 Birdcage Quartet
7:25 4/4 Fun
7:50 Girls, Girls, Girls
8:15 Happy Time Banjos
8:40 Buddy Wachter
9:05 Bill Lowrey and Steve Peterson
9:30 Navihanke

Sunday,May 4

Show
12:00 pm Afternoon Show Martinique Ballroom
12:00 pm Sacramento Banjo Band
12:25 Wineland Banjo Band
12:50 Charlie Tagawa
1:15 Penninsula Banjo Band
1:40 Northwest Banjo Band
2:05 Buddy Wachter
2:35 Intermission
2:45 East Bay Banjo Band
3:10 Jack Convery
3:35 Steve Peterson
4:05 Bill Lowrey
4:35 Navihanke

Contact: Bonnie Harris (916) 412-3020
Buddy Wachter

Steve Peterson

Bill Lowrey