A friend of ours gave us this program of the Sixth Annual Sacramento Piano Festival that was held at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium on Sunday, May 24th, 1964. It had 110 pianos on the floor of the Auditorium and 825 pianists participated in the event. Each piano could have two pianists sitting on each bench and thus have as many as 220 pianists playing at one time.
I had never heard of the Sacrament Piano Festival. So, I tried to find more info web searches and could not find any information. I did find that in 1964 both the Beach Boys and the Rolling Stones played at the Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, but no mention of the Sacramento Piano Festival. Go Figure. The Festival must have been as big of an event as the Stones, right?
The Fleming Music Company sponsored the event, but they are no longer in business. Apparently, the 110 pianos used in the festival were available for sale right after the concert.
Does anyone out there remember the Sacramento Piano Festival?