31st Great American Brass Band Festival Postponed until 2021

With Covid -19 pandemic cases continuing to increase and in accordance with state guidance on large gatherings, the Great American Brass Band Festival’s Board of Directors are saddened to announce that the 31st annual festival will be postponed until June 2021. The festival was originally scheduled June 4-7, 2020, scaled-down and rescheduled to July 25th, and then moved again to the weekend of September 12th. However, at the Board of Directors meeting on July 28th, the final decision was made to cancel any 2020 events, and instead postpone until the scheduled 2021 date of June 10-13. It was a difficult decision to make and many factors were carefully weighed, but the safety and concern for the community, volunteers, musicians, and staff was of utmost importance in the end. See you in 2021!









Until Festival Kickoff!

The Great American Brass Band Festival is a free, family event held in beautiful Danville, Kentucky on the campus of Centre College every year. This is our 31st year and every year has been made possible by the generous donations of our sponsors, donors and volunteers. Join us to keep the festival free for everyone!

Festival Sponsors

March 22, 2019
Harry Watters

Harry Watters

Jazz Trombonist Harry Watters travels nationally and internationally as a Jupiter Artist. His numerous Summit Records releases include the popular Love Songs and the three critically […]
January 7, 2017
Jens Lindemann, Soloist

Jens Lindemann

Jens Lindemann is hailed as one of the most celebrated soloists in his instrument’s history and was recently named “International Brass Personality of the Year” (Brass […]