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 47 years.

The Club currently has 50 members encompassing ages from 30 to a young 103. As many as twenty players show up on the second and 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.

We usually play at Concordia Turner Hall, 6432 Gravois Avenue, St. Louis, MO  63116. This location is in south St. Louis, one block east of Kingshighway on Gravois. Click HERE for information about our venue.

Current and Prior Events in the  Life of the SLBC

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

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 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 30s and 40s. Rejuvenation is in the air! We are excited to have the next generation playing the four-string banjo.

Banjo Club in


May 12th at Concordia - 7:30 PM

May 21 - public performance Click the Calendar for more info

May 26th at Concordia - 7:30 PM

Historical Children's Festival

  1. 1May 21, 2016

  2. 2Venue: First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

  3. 3Times: From: 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM

  4. 4Location: First Missouri State Capitol State Historic Site

  5. 5Address: 200 S. Main St., Saint Charles, MO 63301

  6. 6Admission: Free       Phone: 636-940-3322

  7. 7Visit Website

Celebrate National Kids to Parks Day by attending this annual event. Come live, learn and play as children in the 1820s did. Families can stroll the grounds where our first legislators met to organize Missouri into statehood in 1821. Children can pick up an event passport at the site and participate in hands-on activities to earn prizes. The more stamps in their passports, the more prizes they can earn on their journey through the 1820s. Activities may include candle dipping, butter churning, quill pen writing, baby animals, 1820s children's games and toys, period skills and craft demonstrations, period dressed interpreters, learning about bartering, statehood and much more! Spend the day relaxing and having fun 1820s style! This event is free and open to the public.