BANJO FEST 2021

After an unprecedented year and a half without live music, social gatherings and fun, it’s time to celebrate!  In our musical world that means just one thing:  Getting together to play and enjoy the joyful music and spirit of the banjo.  And for those who share that sentiment, there will

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2021 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

Since 1998 the American Banjo Museum has had the annual 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 pioneers

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Passing of Jack Canine

It is with great sadness that we share the news that American Banjo Museum founder and benefactor, Jack Canine, passed away on Sunday, September 27, 2020.  A lifelong friend of the banjo – naming his company, The Banjo Corporation after his passion, Jack began collecting vintage banjos in the 1980s.  When the

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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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Banjo Museum goes Viral at Noon

 OKLAHOMA CITY (March 20, 2020) As many folks are homebound during the current health crisis, starting Friday, March 20th, the American Banjo Museum will be virtual providing tours, concerts and more through their website and social media outlets. Just like many public venues who have closed their doors for the

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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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