Great American Picnic

Jan 06, 2017
  Centre College
Saturday, June 2nd
This year’s Great American Brass Band Festival is right around the corner and we are so excited for it to finally be here. This year the Festival is celebrating Main Street America and our performer line up is incredible.

The pinnacle event of the weekend remains the Great American Picnic held each year on Centre College’s beautiful campus.

Set-up and music begins at 5:00 PM

Judging begins at 6:00 PM (ends at 7:00 PM)

We will email you a confirmation when we receive your registration form, which will also include a list of this year’s table themes. We will send out a final picnic packet in May.

You can get more detailed information about the Picnic and all our other Festival events (including the festival’s “Brass Pass” that offers hospitality perks for your picnic experience) right here at Keep an eye out as we will be sending more information on the Picnic as the date draws closer.

We look forward to you joining us on June 2!

5:00 – 6:00 PM set-up time
6:00 – 7:00 PM table judging by The Garden Club of Danville (for those who choose to decorate)
7:00 PM winners announced

In front of Main Stage, Centre College campus.* Drop off will be in coned areas on Main Street. More details about this change will come in your picnic packet.

** Please note the new city enforced alcohol policy. No outside alcohol will be permitted on festival grounds. There will be a wide selection of libations available for purchase. If you bring alcohol on the premises, we will be required to ask you to take it off premises.

Tables are 96 inches X 30 inches and come with 8 chairs. No extra chairs are permitted. Tables will be available from 5:00 pm –11:00 pm and cost $150.

Rain Plan:
In case of rain, picnic tables will be set up in the Chowan building, one block from Main Stage on the Centre College campus. Chowan will be open at 5:00 pm for table decorating and set up. The performance schedule will be modified with some performers at Chowan and some performers at Norton Center.


4:00 – 4:45 pm Circle City Sidewalk Stompers on Walnut Street
5:00 — 5:45 pm 100th Army Concert Band
6:00 — 6:45 pm Advocate Brass Band
7:00 — 7:45 pm Atlantic Brass Band
8:00 — 8:45 pm Syracuse University Brass Ensemble
9:05 — 9:55 pm DOJO with Wycliffe Gordon
10:10 — 11:00 pm Stooges Brass Band

June 2, 2018
5:00 pm — 11:00 pm

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