For over 15 years, we
the Seattle Banjo Festival as a 2 or 3
Until 2005, the main
event was a grand performance held at the Burien Performing Arts Center. This
magnificent auditorium seated 800 people comfortably. The acoustics
were truly excellent.
The combination of great talent and
an outstanding venue contributed to a sold-out crowd
nearly every year. We usually had different bands from 3 or 4 states as well as
Canada and Japan performing.
Due to reduced attendance, and rising costs, beginning in 2005 the Festival
was replaced with a
Weekend Get-A-Away that features non-stop playing, jamming and social gathering
at a resort location (Port Hadlock) in Washington State.
Again, due to rising costs, beginning in 2008 the
Festival has been replaced with The Western Washington Banjo Festival
hosted by the Tacoma Banjo Band at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton,