Banjo Night in Pittsburgh
posted August 19, 2012 7:29 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed August 22 at 8:00 PM, Elks Lodge #339
400 Cedar Ave, Pittsburgh, PA, USA (Map & Directions)
Every Wednesday many people with banjos gather in an Elk's Lodge and play American classics in perfect unison. Other people gather to drink and watch them play. I propose a meetup where we do the latter.
If you have not heard of Banjo Night, you will have to trust me that it is a very good time. I will be attending with some friends this week and would like to extend the invitation to the Metafilter community.

It's an Elk's Lodge so the booze is cheap and the food is fried.

This is a pretty family friendly event, for those of you with Wee-Fites, though 30-odd banjos can be pretty loud. However, I brought a four-month-old last year and she enjoyed the music.
posted by Alison to Performance (14 comments total)

I am very interested in coming!
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 5:28 AM on August 20, 2012

I love Banjo Night and I live about three blocks from there so I should be able to make it. Quite a few of my friends are actually Elks there.
posted by octothorpe at 5:29 AM on August 20, 2012

Banjo Night!!! Fantastic! Count me in.
posted by amicamentis at 5:45 AM on August 20, 2012

Thanks for suggesting this, Alison! I will try to make it with my 5 year old. I won't bring my littlest, however, as she is approximately 3 hours old. (I am writing from Magee.)
posted by chinston at 10:56 AM on August 20, 2012 [1 favorite]

Wow! Congratulations!!
posted by Alison at 11:12 AM on August 20, 2012

Congratulations chinston! Changing my reply to "Yes". I can't wait.
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 3:59 PM on August 20, 2012

Ah boo, about a month too early for me! If there's another one in September, count me in :)
posted by Scottie_Bob at 4:11 AM on August 21, 2012

Think I'll try to go to this one. It'll be my first MeFi meetup, so be gentle.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 7:16 AM on August 21, 2012

As luck would have it, I'm sick and on no shape to expose my germs to the population at large. Have a great time all.
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 10:09 AM on August 22, 2012

I'll be wearing a yellow shirt and a brown skirt and I'm bringing some friends beyond my +2. See you all there!
posted by Alison at 1:04 PM on August 22, 2012

For those who aren't familiar with Banjo Night, the Post-Gazette ran a story on the club today: What to do tonight: Check out The Pittsburgh Banjo Club

I may be there; Banjo always conflicts with my other perennial Wednesday night commitment, Obscure Games.
posted by FlyingMonkey at 1:30 PM on August 22, 2012

Well, that was nifty. I made it through unscathed, except for the part where I sat down at the wrong table at first.
posted by Mister Moofoo at 7:03 PM on August 22, 2012

It was wonderful to see everyone!
posted by amicamentis at 5:14 AM on August 23, 2012

Ooooh, that's the name amicamentis was saying last night. Now I get it. Dang banjos.
posted by Poppa Bear at 10:55 AM on August 23, 2012

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