First NYC Banjo Bash to be Held 10/11

First NYC Banjo Bash to be Held 10/11

Celebrated banjoist Cynthia Sayer has confirmed the 1st NYC Banjo Bash for Oct 11 at City Winery NY, bringing together the worlds of banjo music to intermingle and share the same stage for a day. New York City's first ever Banjo Bash is a family-friendly daytime event where people of varied musical interests can spend time immersed in the music, history, and popular culture of the banjo, America's only indigenous instrument.

The concert-featuring internationally known banjo stars Kristin Scott Benson (four-time International Bluegrass Music Association's Banjo Player of the Year), Bruce Molsky (celebrated old-time clawhammer banjoist, fiddler & vocalist), and Cynthia Sayer (acclaimed swing banjoist)-is itself worth the price of admission for anyone who enjoys the banjo.

For enthusiasts & players, there will also be an open jam session, workshops, vendors, and a special mini-exhibit of stunning historic banjos from the collection of The American Banjo Museum, the first exhibit of its kind in NYC!

Pickers, frailers and strummers of all levels are encouraged to bring their instrument and take part in the day's offerings. For everyone else, there will be plenty to hear and see and eat and drink -- relax and enjoy some great food and good old foot-stompin' fun.

"We're very excited to present this first ever gathering in New York that welcomes ALL kinds of banjo and shows the fun & great diversity of the instrument," says Sayer. "We hope to really show the instrument's importance in American music and look forward to hearing attendees play in our open jam session."


10:30am - Doors

11:00am - 1:30pm-ish: Open Jamming

11:00am - 12:15pm: Workshop with Kristin Scott Benson

11:30am - 12:45pm: Workshop with Cynthia Sayer

12:15 - 1:30: Workshop with Bruce Molsky

2:00pm - 4:00pm: Concert

*Rare banjo exhibit, vendors & food available throughout the day

City Winery NY, 155 Varick St, NYC 212.608.0555