It’s summer - and that means it’s time for the American Banjo Museum’s fourth annual family music celebration, Americana Fest! Scheduled for Saturday, June 22 from 11 AM to 5 PM in the heart of the Bricktown entertainment district, Americana Fest features great music, kid’s activities and fun for the entire family.
“We’re very excited about this year’s Americana Fest event,” said Johnny Baier, executive director, American Banjo Museum. “With an amazing musical line-up, fun things for the kids to do, and the Jim Henson – Life and Legacy exhibit with Kermit the Frog - Americana Fest promises to be a great time for all!”
This year’s entertainment promises something for everyone with Oklahoma’s own Byron Berline Band and Steelwind. In addition to these local favorites, the All Stars Youth Banjo Band from Houston, Texas will be entertaining in the main showroom while banjoists Bill Bond and Wayne Cantwell perform on the first floor of the museum.
Outdoor activities include kid’s arts and crafts, summertime treats, and a Children’s Stage hosted by News4’s Rise and Shine personality Lucas Ross.
Door prizes will be awarded throughout the event with a Deering Goodtime Banjo being given away as the grand prize.
Tickets for Americana Fest – which include museum admission, shows and refreshments - are just $10 for adults, children 15 and younger are free with a paid adult.
Americana Fest is sponsored by The Bricktown Association, Oklahoma’s News4, BancFirst, and SONIC America’s Drive-In. This event is also being made possible by a generous grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council.
For more information on upcoming events, or to become a member of the American Banjo Museum, visit americanbanjomuseum.com or call at (405) 604-2793.