Banjo Extravaganza is the event each year where we get to acknowledge and celebrate this unique musical instrument. From its roots in Africa to the bluegrass movement, the banjo has a long history making music. Join us on July 16th to hear from some of the best banjo players in the Upcountry.
Featured performers include Bob Buckingham, The Foreign Landers, Andy Eversole with Banjo Earth, Owens Grooms & Mark Queen, Josh & Molly Johnson, Michele Turner & David White, Michaela Lynn, and more…
In addition to the musical entertainment, there will be artisan vendors selling their wares along with food vendors and cooling stations!
There will be lots of other things to see on July 16th as Hagood Mill hosts a variety of folklife and traditional-arts demonstrations. The Mill will be running and the grits will be a grinding. Living history demonstrators will be set up at the Historic Site. We encourage visitors to ask questions of the artists, gain insight, and if you wish, spend a little money to secure a Traditional Arts treasure of your own.