Thursday June 5th
|2:00 – 4:00 PM||Chautauqua Tea and Presentation 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Presbyterian Church of Danville
Tickets: $27 per ticket
Enjoy the Chautauqua tradition with a specialized tea and program. Enjoy the “Great American Blend” tea produced by Elmwood Inn Fine Teas. Available for purchase. This Tea is brought to you by the Great American Brass Band Festival and by the Danville chapter of P.E.O.
Tea historian and writer Bruce Richardson will present “Everything Stops for Tea” at this year’s Great American Brass Band Festival Chautauqua Tea.
Everything did stop for tea throughout the first half of the 20th century as British and American workers took their tea break. The song “Everything Stops for Tea” was first performed in the 1935 musical Come Out of the Pantry, which was set in New York. Richardson’s illustrated talk will feature stories of tea’s impact on British and American culture, fashion, temperance, politics, the arts, and commerce over four centuries.
Bruce Richardson is the author of 14 books on the subject of tea. He serves as contributing editor for TeaTime magazine, tea master for the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum and he is a frequent speaker at tea and museum events across North America. Richardson is the owner of Elmwood Inn Fine Teas, located in Danville, and he is the creator of the official GABBF tea, which will be featured again at this year’s event. He will autograph copies of his newest book, A Social History of Tea, at the conclusion of the talk.
Dick Domek, ragtime pianist, will also be featured during the Tea.
|4:00 – 5:30 PM||Brasslands – showing at the Library|
|5:00 – 6:00 PM||Arnold Towers (Not open to the public) Thursday Dick Domek|
|5:30 – 8:00 PM||Gallery Hop 5:30 – 8:00 PM
Stroll down Main Street where storefront and galleries host local area artist’s works. Purple banners mark Hop Stop locations, and maps available in each.This event is sponsored by The Arts Commission of Danville-Boyle County.
|5:30 – 8:00 PM||Celebrating the Great American Brass Band Festival 5:30 – 7:00 PM
Stop by the Community Arts Center for the Poster Signing. The poster artist will be available to sign your poster and t-shirt purchases (cash or check only please).
Friday June 6th
|9:00 AM – 4:00 PM||Brass Symposium
On Friday, June 6th, the Great American Brass Band Festival will hold its annual Brass Symposium, this year celebrating the festival’s and this cultural event’s 25th year. The informative and entertaining event will run from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm in Weisiger Theatre on the campus of Centre College, Danville, KY. The registration fee s is $75.00 per person, which covers all concerts, conference materials and programs, lunch, and coffee breaks.Among the presenters and performers will be the fine Civil War era band Old Towne Brass, the dynamic University of Kentucky Brass Quintet, and, new to the festival, the incredibly colorful, and exciting Zlatne Uste (‘Golden Lips’), a Balkan-style brass band from New York City. Balkan-style brass music has never been heard at the GABBF, and we will also enjoy the new feature film Brasslands that tells the story of this band’s recent, historic trip to and involvement in a significant Balkan brass competition.
Top brass band scholars will round out the day, including founder of the GABBF, Dr George Foreman, who will share his insights into the history and nature of the GABBF, plus the outstanding band history and Sousa scholar, Dr. Patrick Warfield. Dr. Ronald Holz, well-known band historian and brass band conductor, will host and direct the event.
Great American Brass Band Festival 2014
Brass Symposium and Band History Conference Schedule, Friday, June 6, 2014
The GABBF is cooperating with local and state education offices so that delegates may apply for continuing education credit for having been fully involved in the Brass Symposium, and by extension, the entire GABBF.
|4:30 – 6:00 PM||Concert at Shaker Village 4:30 – 6:00 PM
Shaker Village, Pleasant Hill, Kentucky
Spend a lazy summer afternoon listening to Zlatne Uste, a Balkan-style brass band, in one of Kentucky’s most inspiring settings. Bring your blankets and chairs, spread out on the lawn near the historic Trustees’ Office and delight in this new festival event. Enjoy a meal in the Trustees’ Office Dining Room before or after the concert or extend your festival experience with an overnight getaway at The Inn at Shaker Village.Lemonade, wine, beer and other refreshments will be available for purchase *.
|4:30 – 6:00 PM||Concert at Downtown Stanford 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM. Venture out into the quaint town of Stanford and enjoy an evening of brass music and Kentucky charm.|
|5:30 – 7:00 PM||Great American Balloon Race Stuart Powell Field, Junction City, Kentucky
Take the family to the Great American Balloon Race. Relax and enjoy the spectacle of color and the excitement of the annual hot air balloon race. In event of inclement weather, the race will be rescheduled for Sunday evening. Parking and admission free.
|5:30 – 10:00 PM||Bayou and Brass 5:30 – 10:00 PM Main Street, Danville, Kentucky
GABBF is happy to present another Party on the Street, New Orleans Style. Come have a blast at Bayou & Brass! It’s Mardi Gras on Main Street! As part of the Great American Brass Band Festival, downtown Danville will come alive with the sights, sounds and flavors of New Orleans.
Enjoy music by the Storyville Stompers, Circle City Stompers, and Billy Goat Strut Revue while tasting a variety of New Orleans-style fare from Melton’s Deli, Furlong’s, Louisiana Grill, Gumbo Ya-Ya, Karamel Kreations, Twisted Sifter, and more. Sample craft brews from Lexington’s West 6th and Danville’s Beer Engine, or try a New Orleans daiquiri. Bring your kids for face painting and other children’s activities!.
|7:00 – 8:30 PM||Concert at Beaumont Inn, Harrodsburg, Kentucky
Bring a lawn chair and enjoy the beautiful setting of the historical Beaumont Inn while listening to one of the Festival favorites, Dixie Power Trio.
Saturday June 7th
|8:05 AM||Run for the Brass
Get some exercise and join the locals for a 5-K race through Millennium Park.
ENTRY FEE: Early registration $20 through Thursday, June 5, 2014. Late registration is $25 day of the race. No Mad Dash entry fee. Family rate of $50 for 3 or more runners of the same family.
Contact: Brandon Meek for more info. 859.238.0638 or email@example.com
|9:00 AM – Midnight||Free Concerts on 3 Stages
Weisiger Park Enjoy world class musicians perform in the gazebo of this quaint, historic park.
Main Stage Come and enjoy world renowned musicians performing in the picturesque setting of Centre College.
The Library Park Enjoy world class musicians as they perform at a new location for the GABBF.
|9:30 AM – 8:30 PM||Market Saturday Festival Market Centre College Campus
Buy all your favorite GABBF merchandise at the Festival Market. We will have 2014 25th Anniversary shirts, posters & pins. We will also have a variety of other GABBF merchandise, kid’s items, rain gear, previous year’s pins, posters & previous year’s GABBF compilation CD’s.
|11:00 AM||Main Street Parade
The official kick-off to a day of free concerts, the peoples parade marches down Main Street Danville with bands, vintage cars, clowns, local personalities and lots of beads!
|12:00 – 5:00 PM||Great American Creation Station
|5:00 PM – Midnight||Great American Picnic
The Great American Picnic is the highlight of the Great American Brass Band Festival. Picnic table patrons decorate their tables in elaborate and colorful themes while many fans bring lawn chairs and settle in for a magical evening of brass music under the stars. This fundraiser is a favorite among our local residents as well as our performers and patrons.
Sunday June 8th
|9:15 AM||Community Ecumenical Church Service 9:15 AM Main Stage, Centre College Campus, Danville, Kentucky
Everyone is invited to this community worship service, accompanied by inspirational brass band music.
|10:00 AM – 4:00 PM||Festival Market
Buy all your favorite GABBF merchandise at the Festival Market. We will have 2014 shirts, posters & pins. We will also have a variety of other GABBF merchandise, kid’s items, rain gear, previous year’s pins, posters & previous year’s GABBF compilation CD’s, including 2014 25th Anniversary merchandise.
|11:00 AM – 3:00 PM||Free Concerts
Bring your family and friends to enjoy a relaxing afternoon on the lawn at Centre College. Enjoy the breeze from the shade trees as world-class brass band music fills the air.
|3:40 – 4:50 PM||Grand Finale
Be sure to stay for the big Grand Finale at the Norton Center.