Public Event Performances

You are invited to the following public events:

  • First & third Sunday Jam Sessions - We are back permanently at the Straw Hat on Mather Field Road in Rancho Cordova, but our hours have changed: we jam from 1:00 to 3:00 in the afternoon.

    Banjo players are welcome to sit in. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the music for free. Excellent pizza and other refreshments available for purchase. Fan clips of jams.

Upcoming Events

We have approximately 75 private performances each year. Here are the ones for this month and next:

  • Wednesday, July 3rd, 2019 – 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM
    Carlton Plaza of Sacramento & Crown Plaza 1075 / 1071 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento 95825.

    This is in the front building.  Happy hour music.

    Leader: Marilyn Peterson
    Contact: Roiee 916-971-4800
  • Thursday, July 4th, 2019 – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
    Golden Pond Retirement Community 3415 Mayhew Road, Sacramento 95827.

    From Hwy 50 go south on Bradshaw, turn right onto Goethe, turn right onto Mayhew to address.

    Play appropriate tunes for July 4.

    Leader: Dave Seagraves
    Contact: Lupe
  • Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 – 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Summerset Senior Living 2341 Vehicle Drive, Rancho Cordova 95670.

    Play some sing along and patriotic tunes.

    Leader: Marilyn Peterson
    Contact: Medina
  • Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 – 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Carlton Plaza of Sacramento & Crown Plaza 1075 / 1071 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento 95825.

    This is in the back building.

    Leader: Dave Seagraves
    Contact: Roie 916-971-4800
  • Saturday, August 17th, 2019 – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Arcade Creek Manor 6546 Auburn Blvd., Citrus Heights 95621.

    I-80 to Greenback Ln., left on Auburn to address.


    Leader: Marilyn Peterson
    Contact: Anna Sethman 520-990-5934
  • Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 – 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
    Sierra Pointe 5161 Foothills Blvd, Roseville 95747.
    Contact: Danette Fadollone, 916-780-3330
  • Saturday, September 14th, 2019 – 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
    TBA , .

    This is for the Galt 150th anniversary celebration.  Exact time and location will be forthcoming.

    Contact: Dan Tarnasky 916-952-2368
  • Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019 – 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Winding Commons 6017 Winding Way, Carmichael 95608.

    Due to space constraints they request a maximum of 15 players.

    Contact: Barbara Higley 916-485-0100
  • Saturday, October 5th, 2019 – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Atria Covell Gardens 1111 Alvarado Ave., Davis 95616.
    Contact: Kathryn Green 530-756-0700
  • Thursday, October 24th, 2019 – 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM
    Atria El Camino Gardens 2426 Garfield Ave., Carmichael 95608. Between Fair Oaks and El Camino Avenue
  • Friday, October 25th, 2019 – 1:45 PM to 2:45 PM
    Camden Springs Ret. Community 8476 Sheldon Rd., Elk Grove 95624.
    Contact: Chelsea Erbe 916-714-6565
  • Friday, November 15th, 2019 – 3:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    Carlton Plaza of Sacramento & Crown Plaza 1075 / 1071 Fulton Avenue, Sacramento 95825.

    This is in the front building.

    Contact: Roie 916-971-4800
  • Saturday, April 25th, 2020 – 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
    Sun City Roseville Sierra Pines Clubhouse, 7600 Whistle Stop Way, Roseville 95747.

    Hwy. 65, west on Blue Oaks, south on Del Webb Blvd. 2 blocks to Whistle Stop Way entrance to Sierra Pines Clubhouse. Or, Watt to Baseline to Fiddyment to Dell Webb Blvd. Or I-5 to 99 to Riego to Fiddyment to Dell Webb Blvd.

    Contact: Carolynn Smith

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Past Events

  • Banjo-Jam-A-Rama - April 6, 7 & 8, 2018
    The Courtyard by Marriott, near Arden Mall and Cal Expo
    THE Sacramento Banjo event of the year! Shows, Bands, Stars, Workshops, Vendors, Jam Sessions! This year's event focused on participation, with jam sessions every day. There were even special Ragtime jams with famous Ragtime piano players. A marvellous time was had by all!
  • Sacramento Music Festival - May 26-29, 2017 - Old Town, Sacramento. The Sacramento Music Festival is a four-day, all-day party featuring LIVE music, 100 unique performances, street dancing, animated parades, instruments booming, and great food and drink in an energetic atmosphere.