St. Louis

          Banjo CluB


The ST. LOUIS BANJO CLUB was formed in 1969 and has continuously brought the sounds of the four-string banjo to audiences for more than 48 years.

The Club currently has 45 members encompassing ages from 25 to a young 90+. As many as twenty players show up on the second or fourth Thursday of each month to play music, mostly from the early 1900s, also known fondly as the songs from “Tin Pan Alley”. The Club members strive to keep this music alive and well for many years to come.

We really appreciate the support of our audience and encourage you to sing-a-long to the songs. The lyrics to those songs are projected on the wall, not unlike the old “Shakey Pizza” days.

Everyone who plays a four-string banjo is welcome to become a member. If you are new to the banjo, you will find a group of people who will help you learn and improve your banjo skills.

On the 2nd Thursday, we play at Concordia Turner Hall, 6432 Gravois Avenue, St. Louis, MO  63116. On the 4th Thursday we are at Schlaflys Bottleworks, 7260 Southwest Avenue in Maplewood, 63143. Remember that we only play once each month. See the Schedule above.

Current and Prior Events in the  Life of the SLBC

We play songs with words you understand and will never be able to forget!

Schaflys Bottleworks visit in January 2017

Kirkwood Station visit in November 2016

VP Parade 2016 Photos & Movie

Christmas-2015  Click for Photos

Picnic-2015 Click for photos

STL BandJos at All Frets - Click here

Strummer Gigs in 2015 - Click Here

Picnic at Tower Grove Park - Click here for more photos

Museum of Transportation Gig - Click here

VP Parade 2014 float “Life on the Levee”. See more here.

Strummers at the Auto Show. Click Here.

SLBC on Television
January 2013
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Christmas 2012

Picnic 2012

Gig November 2012 for the Southern Commercial Bank’s 55+ Club

Strummers Performances-2012
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Strummers Performances-2011
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Picnic 2011 Photos
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Picnic 2010 Photos Click here to view.

Strummers Performances-2010
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Click here for Christmas Party Photos

Click here for the 40th Anniversary Celebration-2009

SLBC featured in St. Louis Magazine
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Click here for the FIGA 2009 story & photos

Click here for the Hall of Fame award to John Becker-April 2009


For more info about the St. Louis Banjo Club, contact

Club President DAVE KEMPA at 314-518-8352 or

call our information line at 314-842-3185 or

Email us at:

Mailing address: 57 Grantwood Lane, St. Louis, MO 63123


DAVE KEMPA, President     JOE FEAGER, Music Director

LARRY DODD, Treasurer      DON DEMPSEY, Secretary

The All Frets Convention was held in St. Louis July 2012. Here is a video of our presentation as we opened the concert festivities. Twenty-five members filled the stage. We were led by our Music Director, Joe Feager.

The January 22nd performance also included 6 of our new members who are in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Rejuvenation is in the air! We are excited to have the next generation playing the four-string banjo.

Banjo Club in 2018:

FEBRUARY 22nd at Schlafly Bottleworks -

7:30 PM

MARCH 22nd at
Schlafly Bottleworks -

7:30 PM

The January 22nd performance also included 6 of our new members who are in their 20s, 30s and 40s. Rejuvenation is in the air! We are excited to have the next generation playing the four-string banjo.

January 23rd found your officers in the KTRS radio studio talking about the SLBC with radio host Jay Kanzler.