The Great American Brass Band Festival is a Festival that celebrates brass music and is in its 34th year. The Festival happens every June in beautiful downtown Danville, Kentucky. The Festival is a free, family-friendly event. Bands and visitors come from all over the United States and beyond.


The Great American Brass Band Festival is a community event showcasing brass band music through performance and education. The Festival preserves brass band music and explores its cultural influences through a variety of programs and presentations, featuring the best brass musicians in the world.


The GABBF has been conscious of our attendees with disabilities. We have a handicap-accessible parking lot on Centre College's campus, located at the back of campus at the corner of Maple Ave/Walnut Street. We then also provide golf cart shuttles, free of charge, from the parking lots to the main stage area. We offer handicap-accessible bathrooms. We are happy to individualize an accessibility plan to suit your needs. Please do not hesitate to call us with questions, concerns, or ideas.

We have a number of volunteer opportunities for people with mobility concerns, hearing impairment, and mild intellectual disabilities. Contact us for full details.

Get Involved

GABBF wouldn't happen without our wonderful community of volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer during the festival weekend, email gabbf@gabbf.org. We have many available opportunities- from Band Buddies to Pepsi trailer, to helping set up, decorating, working in the merchandise tent, and more! We would love you to have your join our team.

Contact Us

P.O. Box 429

Danville, KY 40423




The Great American Brass Band Festival is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization supported by the generosity of our donors and sponsors. Every donation helps us keep the Festival going.

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