The New American Banjo Festival

The New American Banjo Festival

Saturday, April 24, 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Repeats until Sunday, April 25, 12:00 pm until 8:00 pm
Ticket info coming soon!

April 24-25, 2021

The First Annual American Banjo Festival will be streamed on April 24 and 25, 2021. Thank you to the sponsors: RiverCulture, Nixworks, Massachusetts Cultural Council, Greenfield Cooperative Bank, and the Shea Theater!


Come back soon. We will be posting the schedule, links and registration information shortly!


  • Aaron Johah Lewis: Classic Banjo virtuoso music
  • Ken Perlman: Music of Cape Breton in his Melodic Clawhammer style
  • Diane Sanbria (The Banjo Queen): Classic Italian music banjo arrangements
  • Shingle the Roof: Old Time songs
  • Michael Nix: New Classic Banjo Project


  • Kate Spencer will give a presentation on her Arthur E. Smith Banjo Company with a Q&A to follow
  • Vic Rawlings will screen his feature film documentary “Linefork” about the life and two finger style of Whitesburg, KY player Lee Sexton.

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