Great American Brass Band Festival to return in June, participate in GoodGiving Challenge

Great American Brass Band Festival news release

Save the date – June 10-12, 2021!

The Great American Brass Band Festival will return for its 31st year next June 10-12, 2021 in historic downtown Danville!

Our staff and board will continue to monitor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and state guidelines related to COVID-19, but will continue to plan and strategize to bring you a safe and wonderful event in 2021!


Join GABBF during the GoodGiving Challenge!

GABBF is participating in the GoodGiving Challenge December 1-7, 2020.

What is the GoodGiving Challenge, you ask?  The GoodGiving Challenge is a week-long online giving challenge for local nonprofits hosted by Blue Grass Community Foundation and Smiley Pete Publishing. Since 2011, the GoodGiving Challenge has brought the region together to raise $11.7 million for over 100 local nonprofits!

During the week of Dec. 1-7, your support and online donations can be amplified by different daily matches. We will be posting about these matches on our Facebook page, so make sure to like our page at

Visit our GoodGiving page or donate at

“As someone who was born and raised in Danville, the Great American Brass Band Festival has been a part of my summer event schedule since I was a teenager. All of the hard work that it takes to have this event should never go unmentioned. COVID-19 took away the festival for 2020 but that has not stopped those wonderful volunteers and board members from continuing to plan for the next one. Those who have supported Brass Band in the past, please be sure to do so this year. Our support is needed more than ever.” – Crystal Jones, owner of The Purple Pinky Nail Salon and Brass Band Fan