It’s summer, and that means it’s time for the American Banjo Museum’s fifth annual music celebration, Americana Fest! Scheduled for Saturday, June 27th, responsible social distancing will see this year’s Americana Fest be a virtual event – free to all – streamed live via Facebook and YouTube from 11AM until 5PM.
“Although we will miss the personal interaction, the music and heart of Americana Fest remains intact, vibrant, and accessible to a much larger audience than we could hope to accommodate in person,” said Johnny Baier, executive director, American Banjo Museum.
This year’s event brings an amazing musical line-up headlined by Oklahoma’s own Byron Berline Band. Other Americana Fest performers include Sinner Friends featuring Aaron Jonah Lewis joining us from Michigan and Tennessee, Hall of Fame banjoist and ABM executive director Johnny Baier, Lucas Ross (doing his popular comedy for all-ages), and Wayne Cantwell presenting traditional music of the open prairie.
Door prizes will be given away throughout the day and will be mailed to the recipients following the event. Details on how to enter will be announced at the start of the festival! Participants must be 18 or over and an Oklahoma resident to be entered. Winners will be announced throughout the day.
Americana Fest is sponsored by The Bricktown Association, News4, and BancFirst. 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.