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Plain Folks Havin' Fun

Arizona Banjo & Ukulele Blast

The Arizona Banjo & Ukulele Blast was a three day music festival in May 2014, hosted by the  Arizona Banjo Blasters

This was an awesome gathering of players from all around the world!  At the 2014 Blast, not only were there players from nearly every state, Germany, Holland and Japan were represented as well.  

The Arizona Banjo Blasters were founded in 2007 by a group of old-time banjo players who wanted to promote their style of music on tenor and plectrum banjos.  Not to be confused with blue-grass style banjo music, the Blasters play music mostly from the first 30 years of the 1900's.

Our mission is to help people learn to play the banjo in a non-threatening, easy to learn format where everyone has a good time helping each other.  We rehearse and learn new music once a week at St. Luke's Chapel on 1st Ave. and Adams each Wednesday at 10:00am.  Bring your banjo and join us!

As an 501C3 non-profit corporation, the Blasters raise money through performances at assisted living residences, music festivals and private parties throughout SE Arizona.  Those monies are donated to our favorite charities:

  • Anthony's Foundation providing food, clothing and sleeping bags to Tucson's homeless
  • ​Mobile Meals of Tucson helping to provide nutrition, independence and dignity to home bound adults by delivering special diet meals
  • The American Banjo Museum dedicated to presenting every chapter of the banjo’s story.
  • "ALL STARS" Youth Banjo Band providing music education & performance to youth ages 7 to 17.
  • Alzheimer's Fund
  • St Luke's Home Assisted Living