“Bluegrass Pioneers & New Traditions” Banjo Gallery Grand Opening This Weekend

Image635140495329644437The American Banjo Museum in Oklahoma City has teamed up with Deering Banjos to celebrate the Grand Opening of the “Bluegrass Pioneers & New Traditions” Banjo Gallery, which features many prized Deering Banjos.

Special guests Sunday will include Greg and Janet Deering, owners of the Deering Banjo Company of California. As the sponsor of the museum’s new gallery focusing on the rebirth of the five-string banjo in post-WWII America, the Deerings will arrive in the Deering “Banjo Bus,”

Guests to the museum this weekend will enjoy free admission in celebration of the museum’s 4th anniversary and will have the opportunity to see a large selection of Deering banjos.

Among the banjos on display is the prized long neck “Banjosaurus,” a 25-fret long-neck banjo, a Pete Seeger long neck, a Crossfire electric banjo, Deering’s 35th Anniversary banjo, a John Hartford autographed banjo, the unique Tenbrooks Saratoga Star, an Eagle II custom Mumford banjo, the newest 6-string electric banjo called the Phoenix, the ever-popular Goodtime banjo, a Zombie Killer banjo and others.

Performances and free banjo lessons are also part of the afternoon’s agenda.

For more information, go to www.americanbanjomuseum.com.

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