Performer guidelines

general

All performers, workshop presenters, MCs and dance callers donate their time in return for weekend passes. No additional fees are paid and accommodation is generally camping, or as arranged by the participants. In exceptional circumstances we may be able to arrange billets.

Concerts

Concert performers will be booked for one half-hour performance for the weekend – either at one of our two main concerts on the Saturday or Sunday afternoon, or as a feature performance to head up one of the four chalkboard concerts over the weekend ( Friday night, Saturday afternoon, Saturday night or Sunday lunchtime).The performance must feature the banjo as an integral part of the music.

Please email Jeanette Gillespie at info@banjojamboree.org with details of your performance  – number involved, instruments, vocals if applicable, style and experience. Make sure you give a contact name, email and phone number, and a link to a Facebook page and/or website, and any additional links to audio/video clips.

There are at least four chalkboard concerts for all sorts of acts (banjo not a necessity) for which there is no pre-booking. Performers must have purchased a Jamboree Weekend Pass  and sign-up sheets will be at reception (ticket office). These spots are much sought-after and the concerts are hugely popular with audiences.

workshops

We invite anyone who feels they have an hour’s worth of banjo expertise to share – in any style or level – to inquire about taking one of our Saturday and Sunday morning workshops. Attendances are generally anywhere from ten to thirty or so, and participants are always very keen and appreciative. Please email Jeanette Gillespie at info@banjojamboree.org with details of your workshop proposal and any prior experience. Make sure you give a contact name, email and phone number.

Venues are also available for a limited number of informal workshops which can be advertised on a chalkboard/whiteboard at reception.