The 2022 Great American Picnic

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If you would like to mail a check, please complete the form below and send payment to GABBF, PO Box 429, Danville, KY 40423. Please make checks payable to GABBF. Return order form and full payment by May 20 to ensure a table.

Please note that picnic table rental is nonrefundable. Cancellation or postponement due to weather is at the discretion of the GABBF committee.

HOURS FOR GREAT AMERICAN BRASS BAND PICNIC TABLE RENTAL (in front of the Main Stage, Centre College campus)

SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 5-11 p.m. With World Class Brass Music, headlined by Boston Brass

• 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Set Up Time

• 6:00 – 6:45 p.m. – Table Judging (for those who choose to decorate their table)

• 7:15 p.m.- Winners Announced for Table Decorating


No outside alcohol will be permitted on festival grounds. If you bring outside alcohol on the premises, we will be required to ask you to take it off premises. We follow the city enforced alcohol policy. Per KRS 243.260, the Festival is only permitted to sell alcohol by the glass. There will be a wide selection of draft beer, and other libations available for purchase, but we are unable to sell wine by the bottle or take pre-orders for bottles of wine. Thank you for understanding!


With your $150 rental you get a table from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m., with eight (8) chairs. Picnic tables are 30"x 96" No extra chairs can be permitted. Your table is for Saturday evening picnic only, not other festival events, and is non-refundable, rain or shine. The theme for the picnic will be “Peace, Love, and Brass.” This theme can be used for table decorating, but is not required.

● The Sousa "Best in Show" Award– Named after John Philip Sousa, this award goes to the table that is most patriotic and reflects the American spirit.

● Peace, Love and Brass Award- this table best reflects the theme of the Picnic.

● Spirit of GABBF Award – This table best reflects the spirit of the Great American Brass Band Festival

● The Improv Award– Jazz is often improvisational, and this award will go to the table that best exhibits an innovative or creative concept.

● “Best in Business” Award will be presented to the business table that best demonstrates their love for the GABBF and Danville.


Several local restaurants would love to have the opportunity to serve your picnic dinner:

• Danielle’s Drive Away Café PICK UP ONLY (859) 613-3303,

• Southern Plate Catering (859)-319-3444,

• Melton’s (859) 236-9874,


Due to large group gatherings indoors and COVID-19, currently there is no rain plan. If this changes, we will notify you when we send your picnic packet information. At this time, if there is light rain, we will continue the music or pause until the rain passes. If unable to continue due to heavy rain without end or strong storms, unfortunately we will have to end the evening. Please note your table reservation is non-refundable, rain or shine. It is a direct contribution to GABBF. Thanks for your understanding, cooperation, and support.

Contact Us

P.O. Box 429

Danville, KY 40423



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