2024 Great American Picnic

The Great American Picnic is a fun and easy way to enjoy music all night with friends or family and is a long-standing tradition of the festival. Attendees can rent a table provided by the festival and choose to decorate for judging or just for fun. Prizes will be issued for winners of the awards! The tables are setup in various locations around the lawn surrounding the main stage on Saturday night. Details are posted below!

2024 Great American Picnic Information

What comes with my table rental?

With your picnic table rental, you get a 30"x96" table during the Picnic hours on Saturday evening that comes with eight chairs for you and friends or family to decorate or just enjoy for the night. Food is not provided by the festival, but we invite you to cater your table or support the food trucks on-site. No alcohol will be allowed to enter the campus but we will have beer and alcohol available for purchase!

How do I decorate my table?

The tables come blank for you to add your decoration. Feel free to use table cloths, decorations, signs, props, or what you wish to make your table a stand-out! But we ask that you not paint, draw, or damage the tables in any way. It is a rental and we return the tables at the end of the night.

What about the weather?

Your table is for Saturday evening picnic only- not other festival events- and is non-refundable, rain or shine.

Cancellation or postponement due to weather conditions is up to the discretion of GABBF staff.

Can I decide where my table goes?

Table setup is determined by GABBF staff, but you can include your seating preference in your order. Seating sections will be available at the back of the lawn, on the side of the lawn, and towards the front facing the stage.

What happens after I place my order?

You will be mailed unloading passes and table placement so that you can plan your picnic experience. The unloading passes give you the opportunity to drive on-site, promptly unload your equipment, and find parking. Parking passes are not included but we encourage you to purchase a Brass Pass for this available amenity.

PLEASE NOTE: 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 the 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 selection of draft beer and other libations available for purchase.

The Great American Picnic Hours

Saturday, June 1st, 4:15 pm -11 pm

3:15 pm - Table placement begins

3:30-4:15pm – Unloading time; Decorating can begin

6:00 pm - Judging Begins

8:00 pm- Winners Announced for

Table Decorating

2024's Table Judging Categories

Best of Danville- Show your love of Danville, the City of Firsts, or its home state of the Bluegrass!

Best of the GABBF – This category best reflects the Great American Brass Band Festival.

Best in Improvisation – Improvisation is a regular practice in music. It is your chance to decorate your table in whatever style you wish! Your table will be adjudicated based on any idea or theme of your choosing.

Best in Business - This category represents a table that is decorated to best showcase a business.

Purchase your table below

-Orders close May 19th-

2024 Great American Picnic Table Rental

Standard Table Rental: $150 per table

Front area, side, or back

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