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Chester Arthur

- Banjo Rally International -
Best Western Inn of the Ozarks
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
An Annual Event Since 1975

2017 Banjo Rally Headliner: Scott Whitfield

When:      August 30 to September 2, 2017 (Wednesday through Saturday)
Where:    Best Western Inn of the Ozarks & Convention Center
                 207 West Van Buren
                 Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632
                 Tel: 800-552-3785 or 479-253-9768
Website:   www.innoftheozarks.com
                 This hotel venue is of high quality and convenient, featuring very fine convention facilities in
                 a separate building with ample parking, great guest rooms, an excellent staff providing
                 wonderful southern hospitality and an outstanding restaurant touted by "locals."
                 Eureka Springs, Arkansas is a vacation destination in the beautiful Ozark Mountains
                 with many attractions for the whole family.
                 A trolley transportation system, with frequent service, stops at this Best Western Inn
                 and provides inexpensive transportation to most Eureka Springs attractions
                 Airline service and rental cars are available at the Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport
                 in Bentonville, Arkansas, Branson, Missouri and Springfield, Missouri

Who:         The Banjo Rally International is tailored for players of 4-string plectrum and tenor banjos,
                 but players of other acoustic instruments attend, perform and are always welcomed as well,
                 including players of 5-string banjo, ukulele, mandolin, guitar, piano, tuba, string bass,
                 stumpf fiddle, washboard and even a few front-line horns (clarinet, trombone and trumpet
                 - usually played by those who also play banjo or other string instruments).
                 The skill level of players ranges from beginner to seasoned professional.  Participants rang
                 in age from 10 to 95 years of age.

What:       Performance opportunities for players at local venues, institutions and other facilities;
                 evening shows at the Best Western Convention Center and "jam sessions" at all hours of
                 the day and night.
.                Music genres at the Banjo Rally International feature tunes from the Tin Pan Alley era,
                 Traditional Jazz, sing-a-longs, Ragtime, Broadway Show tunes, "Swing," traditional
                 "folk" music, Bluegrass and novelty tunes, plus clean jokes, wild stories and more.
                 Spouses and families of players can enjoy shopping and all the other attractions in Eureka
                 Springs and surrounding area.  Spouses can partake of the Saturday luncheon.
                 Public evening shows are held on Friday and Saturday nights with quality performers for a
                 modest admission donation.  The public shows begin at 7:00 pm and last until they are
                 After the evening shows, "jam sessions" usually breakout in every nook and cranny of the
                 convention Center and evening show attendees are welcome to linger and enjoy these
                 sessions too.
                 On Friday evening, there is the Friday Evening Grand Banquet plus a Saturday Evening
, both at the Best Western Inn's Convention Center
                 Banjo Rally participants are encouraged to attend the banquets as partaking of these meals
                 provides the primary support $$$ for our use of the Convention Center facility.  The public
                 may partake of the banquets too, providing space is available and reservations are made
                 by the day before the banquets.

Why:        "Banjo music is like vitamins... if you don't get enough you won't feel good!"
                 See the "Info" page to view and print the on-line Banjo Rally Registration and
                 Table Selection Forms

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