Pro tips for attending the 2023 Great American Brass Band Festival


The Great American Brass Band Festival gears up for their 33rd year this June. With the mission to preserve and share brass band music and its cultural impact, the festival has brought some of the most talented brass artists from around the country to play right here in Danville, Kentucky.

Where to stay

Don’t miss any of the action. Stay in Danville to immerse yourself in the full brass band experience. Hotels and local short-term rentals are filling up fast so make your accommodations today. For more information on where to stay visit


Hear music all weekend on three stages throughout downtown Danville. Party in the street during Bayou and Brass, relax on the lawn and watch performances on the big stage at Centre College, and stroll through Constitution Square while enjoying live music. Here is the full lineup for this years GABBF. For more information visit

When & Where

The Great American Brass Band Festival will kick off on Thursday June 1st with the downtown gallery hop followed by the Downtown Downbeat concert series featuring Powerplay. The festivities continue Friday with Bayou and Brass at Weisiger Park with surrounding streets closed. Saturday things will be in full swing with Music on Main, the Main Street Parade, the vintage baseball game, music on the main stage, and the Great American Picnic. Finish the weekend on the right note with more music, food, and fun on Sunday. For a full schedule of events visit

VIP Experience

The Great American Brass Band Festival is a free event but if you want a more comfortable festival experience purchase Brass Pass. It includes air-conditioned areas to cool off, private restrooms, snacks, cold drinks, and premium parking access. Purchase your Brass Pass today by clicking here.


Shuttles will run from all Danville hotels to downtown on Saturday, June 3rd, from noon to close. Returning shuttles will depart at 15 minutes past the hour. There will also be shuttles running continuously from noon to close from the city parking garage on Walnut and Third street to and from the event. Check out the full shuttle schedule below.

GABBF 2023 Hotel flyer PDF


Enjoy easy, free parking in the garage located on Walnut Street during Brass Band weekend with shuttle service running from the garage to the event. There is also street parking throughout downtown. Click below to see a downtown map with shuttle routes.

2023 Shuttle Map

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