Gordon County Fiddler's Convention
Northwest Georgia Fairgrounds
Hwy 53- Rome Rd.
Calhoun, GA 30701
May 12, 2012 Start Time: 12:00 PM
$10 General Admission, Children 12 and under- Free
May 12th, Saturday Noon brings “The Gordon County Fiddler’s Convention” roaring back from it’s 1924-1940 run, during which as many as 5,000 attended, as well as all the great music stars of the day. Calhoun was ground zero in this very popular music, and known far and wide as home to top talent of national importance.
Based on the traditional competitions, top players from four states will compete for generous cash prizes and medals for three slots in Fiddle, Banjo, String Band, Buck Dancing and Traditional Singing. There are plans to also include a youth category, depending on participation, the top three of which will be awarded commemorative medal-ribbons.
There will be numerous jams throughout the fairgrounds, which will include buck and tap dancers. This music is a delight to children of all ages, and the event is family-friendly.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Noon until – Dark-Thirty
$10 General Admission, Children 12 & under – Free
Featuring the Gordon County Fiddler’s Convention
String Band – $500/$300/$200
Fiddle – $200/$100/$75
Banjo – $100/$75/$50
Buck dancing – $75/$50/$25
Junior Players Competition – Age 15 & Under – Medals awarded to 1st, 2nd & 3rd place
Based on last year’s participation, the very best musicians from surrounding states will be here to vie for first place and generous cash prizes. The Junior Players Competition is a new category for 2012. Spontaneous jam sessions are encouraged throughout the day. Bring your instrument and join in or bring your lawn chair to “set a spell” and soak up the entertainment. The strains of old-time and contemporary music will fill the air from two stages. A traditional dance will end the festivities after dark, complete with caller. Food vendors are on location.
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