Public Event Performances

You are invited to the following public events:

  • First & third Sundays (2:00-4:00 pm) - These are informal jam sessions held at Straw Hat Pizza Parlor at 2929 Mather Field Rd., Rancho Cordova, CA 95670-5417 (Mather Field Rd exit north off of Hwy 50). Banjo players are welcome to sit in. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the music for free. Excellent pizza and other refreshments available for purchase. Fan clips of jams.
  • Plan now to attend our annual Banjo-Rama, April 22 & 23, 2017. This year's event will be held at the Elks Lodge in Carmichael.

Upcoming Events

We have approximately 75 private performances each year. Here are the ones for this month and next:

  • Saturday, May 6th, 2017 – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Atria Covell Gardens 1111 Alvarado Ave., Davis 95616.
    Leader: Marilyn Peterson
    Contact: Kathryn Green 530-400-0700
  • Thursday, May 18th, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
    TBA , .

    Location is the Barn Cafe, 8976 Grantline Road, Elk Grove.  This a womens club meeting and we entertain after their lunch.

    Some sing-A-long songs are requested.

    Leader: Marilyn Peterson
    Contact: Casallis Ceres, 916-354-8626, email
  • Saturday, May 20th, 2017 – 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Campus Commons Seniors Community 22 Cadillac Drive, Sacramento 95825.

    This is for their Armed Forces Day Red, White, and Blue Pancake Breakfast.  Play military and other patriotic music.

    Leader: Marilyn Peterson
    Contact: Barbara Higley, 916-929-6003
  • Sunday, June 4th, 2017 – 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Raley Field 400 Ballpark Dr, West Sacramento 95691.

    From Capital City Fwy West, take Jefferson Blvd toward West Sacramento. Keep right on offramp, turn left on Fifth street, then right onto Ballpark Drive.

    This is the annual walk for arthritis.  More details will be forthcoming.

    Leader: Dave Seagraves
    Contact: Wendy Maihack 209-610-7680
  • Tuesday, June 6th, 2017 – 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
    Greek Orthodox church Senior League 614 Alhambra Blvd., Sacramento 95816.
    Leader: John Green
    Contact: Terry Kastanis 916-455-5682
  • Wednesday, June 14th, 2017 – 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
    Mercy McMahon Terrace 3865 J Street, Sacramento 95816.
    Leader: Dave Seagraves
    Contact: ali True (916) 733-6821
  • Sunday, June 18th, 2017 – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Atria El Camino Gardens 2426 Garfield Ave., Carmichael 95608. Between Fair Oaks and El Camino Avenue
    Leader: Dave Seagraves
    Contact: Gina 916-488-5722


Past Events

  • Banjo-Rama - May 12-15, 2016 - Lions Gate Hotel, Sacramento. The 4-string banjo event of the year! Shows, workshops, vendors, jam sessions.
  • Sacramento Music Festival - May 27-30, 2016 - Old Town, Sacramento. The Sacramento Music Festival is a four-day, all-day party featuring LIVE music, 100 unique performances, street dancing, animated parades, instruments booming, and great food and drink in an energetic atmosphere.