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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2020 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Each year since 1998 has afforded the American Banjo Museum the opportunity to honor the best of the best in the banjo world with induction into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame. Originally established as The National Four-String Banjo Hall of Fame, early honorees were jazz age four-string banjo

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ABM Acquires Steve Martin Banjo

Actor, comedian, author, and modern-day banjo icon, Steve Martin, recently donated a unique piece of banjo history to the American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City… Established in 1998 by The Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., the Mark Twain Prize recognizes people who have had an impact on American society in ways

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The Bollman Collection

The grand opening of Reflections of the Past - The Jim Bollman Exhibit was held during Banjo Fest weekend. This special exhibit features some unique and one of a kind banjos and banjo memorabilia from Jim Bollman's years of collecting. Bollman, from Boston, MA is an internationally known banjo collector

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Johnny Baier to be inducted into 2019 Hall of Fame

He’s been called the “banjo player’s player” and the “entertainer’s entertainer” - and this September, Johnny Baier will be inducted into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame. Baier is no stranger to this museum as he has served as the Executive Director since 2004, sharing his knowledge, talents and

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Alan Munde & Tim May Concert at the ABM

The American Banjo Museum is pleased to welcome two icons of the acoustic music world to Oklahoma City. On Saturday, April 19, banjoist Alan Munde and multi-instrumentalist Tim May will entertain museum visitors in a special concert. Munde and May met at Camp Bluegrass at South Plains College in Levelland,

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2019 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

2019 American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame Inductees Announced  OKLAHOMA CITY (January 29, 2019) ─ Each year since 1998 has afforded the American Banjo Museum the opportunity to honor the best of the best in our banjo world with induction into the American Banjo Museum Hall of Fame. Originally established

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Life and Legacy of Jim Henson at the American Banjo Museum

The world’s most famous amphibian, Kermit the Frog, will soon be on display in Oklahoma City as the star of a new exhibit at the American Banjo Museum. Opening in early September, Jim Henson – Life and Legacy fondly remembers the optimistic visionary who created the Muppets and positively influenced generations

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