2017 Fiddler's Convention

The 9th Annual Fiddler's Convention will take place on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 10:00am-5:00pm in Plemmons Student Union with an evening concert at Legends starting at 7:30 pm.

The Appalachian State Old-Time Fiddlers Convention is held on the campus of Appalachian State University and is 100% student operated. This unique event draws over 400 attendees from nine states and celebrates the rich musical and cultural history of the Appalachian region. Events include; concerts, instructional workshops, music competitions, a gathering of luthiers, as well as a handmade market featuring crafters from across the region.  All events are family friendly!

General Info & Schedule of Events:

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Mipso w/ Ellis Dyson and the Shambles

Mipso - Check them out here!

Ellis Dyson and the Shambles - Check them out here! 

Where: Legends (On campus of the Appalachian State University)

When: 9:00pm 

Tickets: $10 students adv. / $12 public (available at apps.appstate.edu)

18+, BYOB


Friday, February 3, 2017

Appalachian Old Time Square Dance

Bring a partner or find one on the dance floor, come and enjoy a night of dancing and fun. Featuring the music of Strictly Strings and caller Aaron Ratcliffe.

Where: Legends (On campus of the Appalachian State University)

When: 7:30pm (Doors/Beginner Lesson), 8:00pm (Dance)

Tickets: FREE

Children 13+ can come with a guardian!

Saturday, February 4, 2017

Main Event: Fiddlers Convention in Plemmons Student Union

Events on Saturday, February 4th include; contests throughout the day, a handmade market in the International Hallway, a luthiers gathering in Blue Ridge Ballroom,and workshops (fiddle, old-time manodlin, harmony singing, and storytelling) throughout the day! 

Where: Plemmons Student Union

When: 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Tickets: FREE 


Evening Concert Featuring: Foghorn Stringband

Foghorn Stringband - Check them out here! 

with Skillet Gap - Check them out here!

Where: Legends (On the campus of Appalachian State University just down the road from the student union)

When: 7:30pm

Tickets: $5 students / $10 public (available at apps.appstate.edu)

Children 13+ can come with a guardian!


Please Note: In the event of inclement weather, the ASU Fiddlers Convention uses the University's official forcast to determine our schedule. We will make every effort to hold the event rain (snow) or shine!



The 2016 Appalachian State Old-Time Fiddler's Convention will have SET COMPETITION TIMES.

•Competitors MUST arrive ON TIME to compete in their category.

PLEASE read the schedule (Under the 2016 Fiddler's Convention tab, "Competition Schedule") to make sure that you have enough time to register and compete! We look forward to a fantastic, smooth convention this year!

**All competitors will be given the opportunity to compete if they have registered, and arrive on time to compete**

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