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Live Shows

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UPCOMING PERFORMANCES

(All shows are BanjerDan solo unless otherwise noted.)

6/18/24, 6:00 PM

Playing banjo with “The Goat Hill Gang” at Sam’s BBQ, San Jose, CA!

Sam’s Bar-B-Que, 1110 S. Bascom Ave., San Jose, CA 95128; (408) 297-9151 • https://samsbbq.com/ “The Carlino Family has been providing Food service to the Santa Clara Valley for over 75 years. Sam's Bar-B-Que is proud to continue the tradition.”

 

6/22/24, 2:00 PM

Playing mandolin with The Wildcat Mountain Ramblers, and playing banjo with The Goat Hill Gang at The Sounds of Summer BLUEGRASS & AMERICANA Music Festival, Los Gatos, CA!

https://facebook.com/events/792365156123673/

“The Sounds of Summer BLUEGRASS & AMERICANA Music Festival is a free-to-the-public event in the heart of downtown, featuring multiple bands, music lovers, families, friends, and great food and drinks.

EL CAMINO HEALTH STAGE

Noon California Blue Runners / facebook.com/californiabluerunners 

2:00 PM The Goat Hill Girls / facebook.com/GoatHillGirls 

4:00 PM Wildcat Mountain Ramblers / facebook.com/wildcatmountainramblers

6:00 PM Andre Thierry Accordion Soul Music / andrethierry.com

 

All-Day Reserved Seating is available for Purchase; it does not include seats at the LG Coffee Roasting Co Stage.

Food & beverages, including beer & wine—separate Purchases, will be available.

You may also bring your own lawn chairs and your own picnic meal if you like.

For more information about the Artists and Event, please go to jazzontheplazz.com/

This event was made possible by grants and contributions from Los Gatos Music & Arts, El Camino Health, the Town of Los Gatos, Los Gatos Morning Rotary Club, and Patricia Humecke.”

 

6/23/24, 11:00 AM

“Bluegrass Brunch” at The Pink House, Genoa, NV!

The Pink House, 193 Genoa Ln., Genoa, NV 89411; 775-392-4279  •  thepinkhousegenoa.com/

“The Pink House, known to locals long before we were here, is located in Genoa, Nevada, the state’s first documented settlement. Set at the Eastern base of the Sierra Nevada mountains and twenty minutes from Lake Tahoe, The Pink House (formerly known as the Reese-Johnson-Virgin House), was built in 1855 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The town of Genoa and The Pink House stand as important landmarks in the state of Nevada, and provide an idyllic and welcoming setting for our business.”

 

6/23/24, 8:00 PM

Shea’s Tavern, 715 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV 89501; 775-786-4774 • sheastavern.com/

"Family owned & operated 24/7 tavern in the heart of Midtown Reno. Live Music, DJs, Pool, Gaming."

 

6/25/24, 7:00 PM

Trash Moon Collective presents BanjerDan at Gracie’s, Salt Lake City, UT!

http://trashmooncollective.com/

“Trash Moon Collective is a Hot House West program devoted to growing and supporting Utah's bluegrass, old time, and roots music community. We provide and promote weekly and monthly events—from dances, to jams, concerts, and workshops—that support and build our community.”

Gracie’s, 326 S. W. Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101; 801.819.7565  •  graciesslc.com/.

“Established in 2009. Unexpectedly great food from a decidedly great bar!”

 

6/26/24, 8:00 PM

Lazy River Cantina, 110 E. Bridge St, Saratoga, WY 82331; (307) 326-8472  •  facebook.com/lazyrivercantina/

“Live, Laugh, Lobster! Lazy River Cantina.”

 

6/27/24, 6:30 PM

Coppermill Steakhouse & Lounge, 202 Coppermill St., McCook, NE 69001; 308-345-2296  •  coppermillsteakhouse-mccook.com/

“The original Coppermill Steakhouse opened up in McCook in the early 80s and since taking ownership of The Coppermill in May 2010, we had one mission in mind: To serve our guests the best tasting food possible along with a one of a kind experience.”

 

6/28/24,

House concert at Americana Music Academy!

Americana Music Academy, 1419 Massachusetts, Lawrence, KS  66044; 785-830-9640  •  americanamusicacademy.com/

“Americana Music Academy has been operating since 2002 in pursuit of our mission to teach, promote, and support the advancement of all forms of American roots music and its influences and to pass on the grand tradition of American-based music to future generations. Americana Music Academy is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit arts and culture organization dedicated to helping those at a disadvantage take part in music education, learning and jamming!”

 

6/29/24, 7:00 PM

Micki’s Farm to Table, 112 NW Main St., Hopedale, IL 61747; 309-449-6200 • facebook.com/mickisfarmtotable/

“Micki's Farm to Table offers a lovely farm fresh, made from scratch food menu.”

 

6/30/24

Private event, Bloomington, IL

 

7/1/24, 7:00 PM

The Slippery Noodle, 372 S Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46225; (317) 631-6974  •  slipperynoodle.com/

“The Slippery Noodle Inn was originally founded in 1850 as the Tremont House. It is Indiana's oldest, continually operated bar in the original building. The Noodle is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Originally it was a roadhouse (predecessor to the Holiday Inn) and a bar. It has traditionally been owned by people of German descent and it was one of the first German clubs in Indianapolis.”

 

7/4/24, 4:00 PM (opening for Brian Symmes)

I’m excited and delighted to return to Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern on Independence Day! Jimmy Cirrito booked me at the Tavern a few times “back in the day,” for which I’m forever grateful. For this special show, I’ll be opening for Brian Symmes.

Jimmy’s Old Town Tavern, 697 Spring St., Herndon, VA  20170; 703-435-5467  •  http://jimmystavern.com/  •  http://facebook.com/jimmystavern/

“The town of Herndon sits on land that once belonged to Robert ‘King’ Carter Jr. and Thomas Barnes through King's grants…The building Jimmy's is in is believed to have been built in 1897, and was originally both a Tavern and a General Store.

“After countless hours of planning and renovating, proprietors Jimmy, Maureen, and Kelsey Cirrito opened Jimmy's doors on May 29,1997, and are happy to bring a bit of history back to downtown Herndon -- Jimmy's Old Town Tavern. We at Jimmy's sincerely hope you'll enjoy the oak, brass, and antiques, as well as our commitment to impeccable service and products.”

 

7/6/24, 4:00 PM

Gemeny Winery and Vineyards, ATTN: William Livingston, 8606 Cedarville Rd., Brandywine MD 20613; 301-442-4670  •  gemenywinery.net/

 

7/10/24, 5:30 PM

Happy Hour at Hank Dietle’s Tavern!

Hank Dietle’s has a storied history as the oldest, and for a while, the only real honky-tonk in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, DC. I’m honored to have been invited to perform there on July 10th!

Hank Dietle’s Tavern, 11010 Rockville Pike, Rockville, MD 20852; 240-512-3077  •  hankdietles.net/

“Hank Dietle’s Tavern opened In 1950, in the Offutt’s General Store building dating to 1916.  Being the first bar to reopen after prohibition, it had the honor of receiving Montgomery County’s beer and wine license #001. Customers still come in and reminisce about the good old days at Dietle’s.  Regulars from the 1970’s recall folks riding horses from River Road., tying them to the hitching post and having a drink.  A classic dive bar in every sense of the word, Hank Dietle’s Tavern became a community mainstay on Rockville Pike, where generations of people had their first beer or stopped in for a six-pack to go on the way home.”

 

7/11/24, 6:00 PM

The Barn of Harpers Ferry, 1062 W. Washington St., Harpers Ferry, WV 25425; (855) 935-2276  •  harpersferryeventbarn.com/

“The Barn of Harpers Ferry is a bar and event venue located in the peaceful setting of historic Harpers Ferry. Nestled in the tristate area of West Virginia, Virginia and Maryland and is located only one hour from D.C. and Baltimore. The Barn is known for its inviting and open atmosphere, welcoming bartenders, craft beer, full bar andlive musical artists from around the country.”

 

7/12/24, 12:30 PM

Benjamin Gaither Center, 80-A Bureau Dr., Gaithersburg MD 20878; 240.805.1645  •  gaithersburgmd.gov/services/senior-activities

 

7/14/24, 2:00 PM

Ploughman Cider Tasting Room, 14 Lincoln Square Gettysburg, PA 17325; (717) 420-2524  •  ploughmancider.com/

“Telling the story of Adams County agriculture one glass at a time. Also hosting live, original music!”

 

7/18/24, 3:45 PM

BanjerDan returns to the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival's Family Stage!

I’m proud to be included on the roster of what might very well be the greatest music festivals anywhere!

BanjerDan's "Music for Children (and Other Young People") is scheduled for three performances: Thursday, July 18th at 3:45 PM, Friday the 19th at 5:45 PM, and Saturday the 20th at 5:20 PM.

The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival is held on the Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Road (off County Route 22), Oak Hill, NY 12460

https://greyfoxbluegrass.com/

https://facebook.com/greyfoxbluegrass/

“Music. Community. Friends. Family. Enjoy the best in bluegrass in the beautiful Catskill region of New York.”

 

7/19/24, 5:45 PM

BanjerDan returns to the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival's Family Stage!

I’m proud to be included on the roster of what might very well be the greatest music festivals anywhere!

BanjerDan's "Music for Children (and Other Young People") is scheduled for three performances: Thursday, July 18th at 3:45 PM, Friday the 19th at 5:45 PM, and Saturday the 20th at 5:20 PM.

The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival is held on the Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Road (off County Route 22), Oak Hill, NY 12460

https://greyfoxbluegrass.com/

https://facebook.com/greyfoxbluegrass/

“Music. Community. Friends. Family. Enjoy the best in bluegrass in the beautiful Catskill region of New York.”

 

7/20/24, 5:20 PM

BanjerDan returns to the Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival's Family Stage!

I’m proud to be included on the roster of what might very well be the greatest music festivals anywhere!

BanjerDan's "Music for Children (and Other Young People") is scheduled for three performances: Thursday, July 18th at 3:45 PM, Friday the 19th at 5:45 PM, and Saturday the 20th at 5:20 PM.

The Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival is held on the Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Road (off County Route 22), Oak Hill, NY 12460

https://greyfoxbluegrass.com/

https://facebook.com/greyfoxbluegrass/

“Music. Community. Friends. Family. Enjoy the best in bluegrass in the beautiful Catskill region of New York.”

 

7/25/24, 8:00 PM

Paddy O’Neill’s, Hotel Alex Johnson, 523 6th St., Rapid City, SD 57701; 605-342-1210  •  alexjohnson.com/

“Paddy O’Neill’s blends Old World Irish charm with the comfort of a neighborhood tavern. With a copper-top bar and rich dark wooden furnishings inside and a casual outdoor patio in the summer, Paddy O’Neill’s Irish Pub has it all. Locals voted Paddy’s the best bar in the Black Hills!”

 

7/26/24, 6:00 PM

Thirsty Street Brewing Co., 2123 1st Ave N, Billings, MT 59101; (406) 969-3200  •  thirstystreet.com/

“A family-friendly brewery and taproom in downtown Billings, MT serving our hand-crafted beer on tap… We also have a variety of options like wine, cider, non alcoholic options and more.… There is never a dull moment at Thirsty Street with events like trivia, live music, comedy, and ping pong nights throughout the week.”

 

8/2/24, 5:00 PM

BanjerDan’s “Welcome Back” Show and debut at Highway 1 Brewing Company, Pescadero, CA!

This will be my first show back in the Bay Area, only a day after getting back from my Summer Tour!

Highway 1 Brewing Co., 5720 Cabrillo Hwy., Pescadero, CA 94060; (650) 879-9243  •  highway1brewing.com/

“We’re a family-owned craft brewery and restaurant located on the iconic Highway 1. Here, we’re dedicated to providing an authentic no-frills craft beer experience. Good beer, good people, and good vibes, that’s what we’re all about.”

 

8/10/24, 6:00 PM

Bluegrass Banjo Workshop at the Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival!

“Our largest event, the Good Old Fashioned has been held each summer since 1994. It features three wonderful days of California bands on the main stage, as well as hot campground pickers on the side stage between main acts. The GOF is also legendary among festival fans for both the quality and quantity of campground jamming.”

https://ncbs.us/events/gof/

The Good Old Fashioned Bluegrass Festival is held

at the San Benito County Historical Park, 8300 Airline Highway, Tres Pinos, CA 95075

 

8/16/24, 2:00 PM

Mountain Market on Summit Road, 23845 Summit Rd, Los Gatos, CA 95033

“Join us for fresh & local food, art, & more every Friday beginning May 3rd from 2pm-6pm!”

https://facebook.com/profile.php?id=61556580493075/

https://instagram.com/mountain_market_/

 

8/17/24, 6:00 PM

Trailside Cafe & Beer Garden, 3 Del Fino Pl., Carmel Valley, CA 93924;  831.298.7453  •  trailsidecafecv.com/

“Located in sunny Carmel Valley, CA. Whatever trail you might be on (or just came off of) we have what you need to refuel or relax.”

 

8/18/24, 10:00 AM

Interview on KBCZ, 89.3-FM, Boulder Creek, CA!

Tune in to KBCZ Community Radio for an interview and some music!

KBCZ Radio: “Serving All Of San Lorenzo County”

https://kbcz.org/

 

9/22-25/24

Joe Craven’s JAMboree Camp!

I’m delighted and excited to announce that I’ll be one of the teachers/jam session facilitators once again at Joe Craven’s JAMboree 2024!

“JAMboree 2024 is a 4-day Music JAM campout at Northern California’s premiere “Beer Farm” just outside of the town of Dixon. Folks – from youth to seniors – bring their acoustic string instruments such as guitar, banjo, ukulele, mandolin, fiddle, Dobro, and acoustic bass, accordion, harmonica, hand percussion and our voices! Other wind instruments (flutes, clarinets, trumpets (w/ mutes), melodicas, etc,…), marimbas, are welcome, too!

“A wide variety of workshops will be held each day. Sessions include instruction on the art of jamming & playing well with others, in addition to songwriting, singing, ukulele, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, accordion, harmonica, and percussion. Mornings will include coffee, tea, and an opt-in potluck breakfast, a morning stretch & vocal wake-up. Afternoons will include more workshops and facilitated jams in different styles. Spontaneous workshops are encouraged. The evening social dinner break will include a different activity each night followed by more jamming by the fire pit and/or any of the campsites spread out in the orchard and around the farm.”

“Ruhstaller is a working farm that grows their own hops, then brews, and pours a wide variety of beers…all on their 47-acre spread. Free-range sheep, chickens, live roots, folk & world music, and dogs with their well-behaved humans, are all welcome!”

Ruhstaller Farm, 6686 Sievers Rd., Dixon, CA 95620

https://rivertunes.net/

https://facebook.com/rivertunes/

 

9/26/24, 8:00 PM

It’s an honor to make my debut at the historic Hotel Utah Saloon in San Francisco!

Indie Mixtape Live • SEPTEMBER featuring ###

8 pm  / $10 adv / $15 door
21+ with ID

Get tickets at hotelutah.com

“Join us at Hotel Utah for Balanced Breakfast's monthly artist-in-the-round event featuring drinks, bar food, and a mix of today's hottest music performed by today's best up-and-coming musicians. Performing artists have come from the Bay and afar for your viewing pleasure. Over the three-hour event, you will enjoy original music from 9 indie musicians.”


ABOUT ARTIST IN THE ROUND
"In The Round" is when a group of musicians take turns singing their songs. One artist sings a song and then the next sings and so on. Each performing artist will have the opportunity to do 3 songs. As there are always 3 artists on stage at the same time, sometimes others in the group will add some instrumental flavor and or harmonious vocals. Over the course of the evening, there will be 3 rounds and attendees will discover 9 artists each evening.

 

Balanced Breakfast is a multi-city meetup of musicians, industry professionals, and enthusiasts that was founded in San Francisco in 2013. In addition to our music industry meetups, we also connect people through concerts, festivals, summits, and offer a variety of digital marketing services. For more information please visit: blncdbrkfst.com

 

If you have questions or are interested in sponsoring our showcase you can contact us at: info@blncdbrkfst.com

* Online tickets close at 4P on the day of the show. When our online box office closes, fans can still buy tickets at the door until the show ends.”

10/3/24, 5:00 PM

Dust Bowl Brewing Co., 290 Figueroa St., Monterey, CA 93940; (831) 641-7002

https://dustbowlbrewing.com/db_locations/tap-depot/

“The Monterey Tap Depot is conveniently located on the Monterey Recreation Trail just steps from the famous Fisherman’s Wharf. Craft beer fans will enjoy 24 taps amidst a social vibe. Bar rails, communal seating and lounge chairs adorn the interior, while an outdoor patio offers fire pits, heaters, picnic tables, and easy access to the Wedo’s Tacos resident food truck. Once a bustling train station in the 1930s, this location is aptly named the Tap Depot.”

 

10/26/24, 9:00 AM

Saratoga Farmers’ Market, West Valley College, Parking Lot 3, Fruitvale Ave & Career Way, Saratoga, CA 95070

“Held at West Valley Community College, the Saratoga Certified Farmers’ Market offers seasonal fruits and vegetables from Santa Clara County year-round in the parking lot.”

http://cafarmersmkts.com/saratoga-farmers-market/

 

12/21/24, 9:00 AM

Morgan Hill Farmers’ Market, Morgan Hill, CA

BanjerDan (Dan Mazer) brings his banjo to the Morgan Hill Farmers' Market on Saturday, January 20th, 2024, at 9:00 PM. for a fun-filled day of"Music for Children and Other Young People!"

http://cafarmersmkts.com/morgan-hill-farmers-market/

 

12/22/24, 9:00 AM

Mountain View Farmers’ Market, Mountain View, CA

Mountain View Caltrain Station, 600 West Evelyn Ave., Mountain View, CA 94041

https://cafarmersmkts.com/mountain-view-farmers-market/

~BanjerDan (Dan Mazer)

“Wow! Banjos ROCK!”

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