Banjo Extravaganza
Charlie Cushman
Bob Carlin
Bill Evans
All-Star Band
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The Great Room Welcomes California Banjo Extravaganza 2017



Each November, Bay Area banjo player and music scholar Bill Evans brings together some of the best banjo players in the world, combining them with an ace backup band for an incredible once-in-a-lifetime concert event. In addition to the superb talent on-stage, a concert at the Great Room affords an intimate and unique listening opportunity only possible in a house concert setting.


This year Bill will be joined by the 2015 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year Charlie Cushman (from Jerry Douglas' Earls of Leicester), North Carolina old-time banjo master Bob Carlin and an incredible all-star band featuring John Reischman on mandolin, Tim Stafford on guitar, Chad Manning on fiddle and Sharon Gilchrist on bass. Performer bios follow on this website.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Dinner & House Concert
6 p.m. Dinner (optional - by reservation only) $20
8 p.m. Concert $30

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Located in the Santa Cruz Mountains between Los Gatos and Santa Cruz, California, The Great Room hosts a variety of special events and concerts throughout the year. Easy parking, comfortable seating and a warm welcome afford a relaxed and pleasurable experience.
24500 Miller Hill Road Los Gatos, CA 95033