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2016 Banjo Gathering - Charlottesville, VA

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2016 Banjo Gathering - Charlottesville, VA

Time: November 3, 2016 to November 6, 2016
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia Double Tree Hilton Hotel
Website or Map: http://www.banjogathering.com
Event Type: banjo, gathering, for, collectors, researchers, builders, and, musicians
Organized By: Greg Adams
Latest Activity: Oct 25, 2016

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Event Description

It’s Time to Register for the 2016 Banjo Gathering and Reserve your Room Now! 

The 2016 Banjo Gathering will take place in Charlottesville, Virginia, from Thursday, November 3, through Sunday, November 6. It is the only forum focused entirely on the banjo as a historical, cultural, and design object, in contrast to the many banjo camps, festivals, and gatherings focused principally on playing the banjo.

Since 1998, the Gathering has been the platform for banjo collectors, researchers, instrument builders, and musicians, sharing new scholarship and findings on the banjo as material culture. The Gathering’s signature activities include formal presentations and a marketplace for attendees to inspect, buy, sell, and trade instruments and ephemera from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.



The registration fee for the Gathering is $250 with a special offer of $125 — a 50% discount — for first-time attendees and students. To insure your place in this year’s Banjo Gathering, please submit your registration before October 15, 2016, as space is limited. Registration fees should be sent to:

Peter Szego

2 Beekman Lane

Hillsborough, NJ 08844



The Gathering will be hosted at the DoubleTree Hilton Hotel Charlottesville, with a guest room rate of $139 per night (plus a $10 surcharge for double occupancy). The hotel has set up a dedicated web page for the Banjo Gathering. You may reserve your guest room by phone (434-964-4461) or online. Be sure to reference the group name and group code: GROUP NAME: Banjo Collectors Gathering 2016; GROUP CODE: BJO. 

The block of guest rooms reserved for the Gathering will no longer be on hold after October 1. So make your hotel reservations now to insure that you’ll have a room at the special rate. If you want to find a roommate as you make your travel plans, contact Hank Schwartz (hank@hschwartz.com), who is keeping a list of those looking to share hotel expenses.

For questions about presentations and scheduling, contact Jim Bollman (jim@fineoldbanjos.com) and Greg Adams (gregcadams@gmail.com). For questions about registration, contact Peter Szego (pszego@comcast.net).

You can also visit www.banjogathering.com for updates and information.

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