Southern California "Dueling Banjos" Competition!

by Jamie Deering
We are so pleased to welcome back our local Southern California event "Dueling Banjos" brought to you in partnership with local music supporters The Holding Company and Mannequin Vanity Records! Happening Jan 29th, 2022 at 5pm at The Holding Company venue in Ocean Beach, 5046 Newport Ave. San Diego.
Southern California banjoists playing with their groups or solo and going head to head in a banjo duel!
  • Are you a local banjo player interested in competing?
  • All styles of banjo and banjo playing are welcome!!
There will be two rounds to the show!
First round is featuring the banjoist in their natural setting with their own band, friend accompanying them or solo.
The second round has the house band backing them up on a well known banjo song where each banjoist gets their solo time to shine taking breaks "Dueling" throughout the song! What this song is will be shared with the contestants in advance so they can be ready!

Send an email to to sign up and get all the details.
This will also be one hell of a show for those who come out for some killer banjo playing and to cheer them on. Not to mention the opportunity to enjoy the incredible food of The Holding Company!
Last time we did this it was a Holiday edition in 2019. This time we are bringing you our New Year's edition! It will be benefitting the NAMM Foundation who celebrates and promotes the intrinsic value of music education!  $10 suggested donation for entry the day of show with all proceeds going to benefit the NAMM Foundation.
Prizes for winners include gift certificates to Deering Banjos, free recording time with Mannequin Vanity Records and a bottle of Skrewball Whiskey! 
Some of the fun from the last Dueling Banjos event...
2019 Dueling Banjos Event-Edit


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