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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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 Third Annual Americana Fest Family Music Event June 23, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 1, 2018) ─ It’s summer, and that means it’s time for the American Banjo Museum’s third annual family music celebration, Americana Fest! Scheduled for Saturday, June 23th from 11AM to 5PM in the heart of the Bricktown entertainment district, Americana Fest features great music, kid’s activities and

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Earl Scruggs banjo acquired by ABM

No matter what type of banjo or banjo music may be your preference, very few would argue the fact that Earl Scruggs is the name with which the public and musician alike have most closely associated with the banjo during the past half of a century. From his earliest days

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2018 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 our banjo world with their 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

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Sowell Family Donates Banjo Ukulele to ABM

During the International Bluegrass Music Association conference held recently in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Sowell Family Pickers stopped by the American Banjo Museum booth to present a very special gift. Strongly rooted in faith coupled with musical excellence, the banjo community has watched with pride as the Sowell children have

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I’m a pickin’

Written by: Pamm Tucker, Entertainment Editor, Americana Media Group | Photos by: Budd Walker, Americana Media Group What a great way to spend an hour and accomplish something! Recently, I spent an hour with Lucas Ross at the American Banjo Museum where he teaches “Pick a Tune with Lucas”. Ross,

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Dom Flemons

Written by: Pamm Tucker, Americana Media Group Photo by: Budd Walker, Americana Media Group Recently, the American Banjo Museum, Oklahoma Arts Council, and Oklahoma History Center partnered to bring “Back to our Roots: An exploration of Roots Music”. This evening was a discussion of the intersections of jazz, blues, roots

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Lucas Ross, “Banjo Farm” Album Release

by Pamm Tucker, Americana Group Media, Entertainment Editor The American Banjo Museum hosted an album release party featuring local television personality and banjo enthusiast, Lucas Ross. Lucas is most known for his humor on his morning television program, however; there is a whole other side to him. Ross is a

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