"Ability to play the banjo soon places one in a social position to pick and choose from scores of social invitations. Everywhere, the banjoist is assured of a hearty welcome..."

from THE BANJO, a 1927 pamphlet published by Gibson, Inc.

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  Various Dates Janie's Jump Start Old Time Music Camp Oxford, PA Janie's Jump Start Traditional Music Camps
ASU Convention Logo February Appalachian State Old-Time Fiddlers Convention Boone, NC
Gardner Winter Music Festival February Gardner Winter Music Festival Morgantown, WV Gardner Winter Music Festival
Holiday Lake April Holiday Lake Banjo & Mandolin Building Workshop Appomattox, VA Holiday Lake 4-H Educational Center - Appomattox, VA USA 
Union Grove May Ole Time Fiddler’s & Bluegrass Festival Union Grove, NC Fiddler’s Grove Campground
Banjo Camp North May Banjo Camp North Groton, MA Banjo Camp North 
Vandalia May Vandalia Gathering  Charleston, WV  Vandalia Gathering 
Washington Folk Festival June Washington Folk Festival   Glen Echo Park, MD  Folklore Society of Greater Washington 
Deer Creek June Deer Creek Fiddlers Convention Westminster, MD Deer Creek Fiddlers Convention
Gang at Mt. Airy June

Mt. Airy Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention  Mt. Airy, NC  Mount Airy Fiddlers Convention 
Mars Hill June Mars Hill Blue Ridge Old Time Week 

Mars Hill, NC  Mars Hill 
Streaky Meat June

Henry Reed Memorial Fiddler's Convention  VA  Henry Reed Convention 
Charlie Poole June Charlie Poole Music Festival   Eden, NC  Charlie Poole Music Festival 
highland JuneHighland County Old Time Fiddlers Convention Highland County Fairgrounds, Monterey VA
WV State Folk Festival June West Virginia State Folk Festival  Glenville, WV  WV State Festival
Allegheny Echoes June Allegheny Echoes Annual Summer Workshops  Marlinton, WV  Allegheny Echoes
Banjo Gathering June Antietam Early Banjo Gathering Keedysville, MD
Folklife Festival  June and July Smithsonian Folklife Festival  Washington, DC  Smithsonian Folklife Festival 
Elk Creek June Annual Grayson County Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention
 Elk Creek, VA Elk Creek
Common Ground Common Ground June and July
Common Ground on the Hill Traditions Weeks 1 & 2 and Festival  Westminster, MD  Common Ground 
Swannanoa  July Swannanoa Gathering Old Time Week  Warren Wilson College, Asheville, NC   
Howard and Rich July-August

(Appalachian String Band Music Festival)
Clifftop, WV  Appalachian String Band Festival 
Patsy, JC, Leslie clogging in Elkins 1981 August

Augusta Old-Time Week  Elkins, WV  Augusta 
Galax  August Old Fiddlers' Convention (Galax) Galax, VA Old Fiddler's Convention
Fraley Festival September

Fraley Festival of Traditional Music Carter Caves State Resort Park
Olive Hill, KY
Fraley Festival
Rockbridge Morning September

Rockbridge Old-Time Music and Dance Festival  Rockbridge, VA  Rockbridge Mountain Music & Dance Festival 
Hoppin John September  Hoppin' John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention  Silk Hope, NC  Hoppin' John 
Howard and Rich September  Old Time Frederick Weekend Round Hill, VA Old Time Weekend 
 Gerry Milnes and Dave Bing End of October
Augusta October Old-Time Week  Elkins, WV  Augusta Heritage Center's October Old-Time Week 
 Lester McCumber November
Augusta Fiddlers' Reunion   Elkins, WV  Augusta Heritage Center's Fiddlers' Reunion