KRUGER BROTHERS return to Oklahoma to headline BANJO FEST concert

OKLAHOMA CITY (August 1, 2017) ─ The American Banjo Museum is proud to announce the return of the internationally renowned Kruger Brothers to Oklahoma as the headliners of this year’s BANJO FEST concert to be held at the Hudiburg Chevrolet Performing Arts Center at Rose State College in Midwest City

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American Banjo Museum Announces BANJO FEST 2017 and Hall of Fame Inductees

OKLAHOMA CITY (July 27, 2017) ─ During the weekend of Sept. 7th – 9th, the focus of the banjo world will be on Oklahoma City as the American Banjo Museum honors the 2017 inductees into the American Banjo Hall of Fame with three days of concerts, informal performances, parties, jams

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American Banjo Museum Host Second Annual Americana Fest Family Music Event June 24th

OKLAHOMA CITY (June 6, 2017) ─ It’s summer, and that means it’s time for the American Banjo Museum’s second annual family music celebration, Americana Fest! Scheduled for Saturday, June 24th 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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New Instruments on Display at American Banjo Museum

The American Banjo Museum is spotlighting two unique instruments among its impressive collection of banjos. These two very special banjos are on loan to the museum and represent masterwork designs from Nechville Banjos of Bloomington, Minnesota and Bishline Banjos located in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The “Merry” banjo from Nechville captures the

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New Roy Clark Exhibit Officially Opened by the Legend Himself

Fans and supporters from across the country gathered at the American Banjo Museum on April 6th to meet the man himself, Roy Clark, during the opening of the museum’s newest exhibit, “America’s Super Picker: Roy Clark.” Clark graciously took photos with everyone in attendance, shaking hands and answering questions with

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America’s Super Picker Roy Clark

Taking the best from an impoverished childhood and developing innate talent into international superstardom, the life and career of the man known as America’s Super Picker, Roy Clark is celebrated in a new exhibit at the American Banjo Museum. Born with music in his heart in Meherrin, Virginia in 1933,

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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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