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Guelph BanjoFest Mar 9th - 11th

Annual BanjoFest Returns to Guelph, Bigger and Better!

Banjofest is an annual regional (Guelph and the Tri-Cities) music festival featuring an eclectic line-up of banjo-suffused music

The next festival takes place March 9-11th, 2018 at "Silence Guelph" and the "ANAF (Army Navy & Air Force Club, Guelph)" and will feature twelve acts over three days.

The styles of banjo music represented run the gamut from bluegrass and old-time through jazz, gypsy jazz and celtic all the way to punk, pop and avant-garde!

“We had a great festival last year, it sold out a few weeks in advance and we had lots of fun, so we decided to do it again,” said organizer Ian Molesworth. “This year, we wanted to make it a bit more eclectic. In addition to the weekend afternoon and evening sessions at Silence, a new fringe event has been added on the Friday night, to be held at the ANAF."

Called "The Banjofest Fringe", it will be an evening of folk-punk for banjo fans who like their music a little more on the wild side and is aimed at getting out younger banjo fans."

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This year’s event will also see a Deering Goodtime Banjo, generously donated by Folkway Music raffled off at $5 per ticket!

Event Schedule & Performers:

At ANAF Club, 32 Gordon St, Guelph:

Friday March 9th (evening) - New this year is The BANJOFEST FRINGE: Greg Denton Presents "Head Tension: Banjo Punks"- STINKBOX, ANTHONY DAMAIO, HARD UP.  Tickets: $10 per person

At Silence, 46 Essex St, Guelph:

Saturday March 10th (afternoon): AMADOU KIENOU Ngoni/Banjo Roots; MEREDITH MOON  Roots Clawhammer; LUPTON, TAHENY & MacDONALD Celtic.  Tickets: $30 per person

SaturdayMarch 10th (evening): JAMES GORDON Songwriter Meets Banjo; ADRIAN RASO TRIO Gypsy Swing; THE BARREL BOYS Bluegrass.  Tickets: $30 per person

Sunday March 11th (afternoon): ARIANA & DAVID GILLIS Powerful Songwriting; TONY QUARRINGTON TRIO Modern Jazz Banjo; KEVIN BREIT & JEFF BIRD It's A Mystery!  Tickets: $30 per person

For a complete list of this year’s acts and ticket info, go to:

BanjoFest also has a Facebook page - please visit for all of the latest news.         

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