American Banjo Museum requests aid for musicians

The American Banjo Museum board president Doug Parsons has reached out to Senator Inhoff requesting support for self employed professional musicians. See the letter here that was sent to Senator Inhofe.  

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Connect with musicians offering online lessons

Many musicians in our global community make their living through shows and in person experiences. For many of these folks just several weeks without income due to COVID-19 related cancellations can be devastating. Without the ability to travel and perform in person, most are turning to online live streams with

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Jim Henson Family Brings Puppet Show to ABM

OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb 20, 2020) ─ The American Banjo Museum will host David Stephens’ live, puppet-filled banjo show: “THE PIED PICKER!” Saturday, March 7th and Sunday March 8th at 2:00 p.m. This take on the classic children’s tale, “The Pied Piper,” is a one-man show telling the story about a

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Béla Fleck to headline BANJO FEST 2018 concert

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 1, 2018) ─ The American Banjo Museum is proud to announce the return Oklahoma engagement of 16 time Grammy© winning artist, Béla Fleck – joining Nitty Gritty Dirt Band founder, John McEuen, roots music icon, Tony Trischka and Canadian television personality, Tim Allan - as the headliners

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American Banjo Museum Presents “Philadelphia’s Mummer’s – Struttin’ Their Stuff”

An exciting new exhibit, Philadelphia Mummers – Struttin’ Their Stuff - is now open at the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City’s historic Bricktown district. Showcasing the music, history and flamboyant costumes that have been the trademarks of the Mummers for over 100 years, this unique exhibit brings the spirit

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American Banjo Museum Hosts Mardi Gras Event

“Let the Good Times Roll” Feb. 25th The American Banjo Museum will take on the air of Bourbon Street and the spirit of a second line parade when it hosts its second annual Krewe de Banjo Mardi Gras event on Saturday, February 25th. From 6-9 p.m. that evening the museum

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ABM Hall of Fame 2017 Honorees Announced

The American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City is pleased to announce the 2017 inductees into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame. The National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame was established in 1998 to honor jazz age four-string banjo pioneers as well as the contemporary artists, educators, manufacturers and promoters

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American Banjo Museum Accepts Georgette Twain Banjo

In 1951, 26-year-old Georgette Twain, an aspiring opera singer, was set to audition for the San Francisco Opera.  Raised by parents who were professionals in the theater, Twain’s own career was about to take off. But, as she prepared for her audition, she noticed something was terribly wrong. Her left

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American Banjo Museum Receives Grant from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund

The American Banjo Museum was recently awarded a grant for $10,000 from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund to establish a Banjo Learning Lounge at the museum. “We’re honored to receive this generous grant from the Kirkpatrick Family Fund,” said Johnny Baier, executive director, American Banjo Museum. “The Kirkpatrick Family Fund’s legacy

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ABM Salutes American Archives Month

October is American Archives Month and museums across the nation are using this occasion to raise awareness about the value of archives and archivists. As part of American Archives Month, the American Banjo Museum is giving you a peek into our archives with a short series of blog posts highlighting

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