2016 Fiddler's Convention
The convention is from 10:00am-5:00pm on Saturday, February 6th with an evening concert beginning at 8:00pm at Legends.
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:
Friday, February 5th 2016
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 the The Zephyr Lightning Bolts and caller Aaron Ratcliffe.
Where: Legends (On campus of the Appalachian State University)
When: 7:30pm (Doors/Beginner Lesson), 8:00pm (Dance)
Tickets: $3 Student, $5 Public
Children 13+ can come with a guardian!
Saturday, February 6th 2016
Main Event: Fiddlers Convention in Plemmons Student Union
Events on Saturday, February 6th include; contests throughout the day, a handmade market in the International Hallway, a luthiers gathering in Blue Ridge Ballroom,and workshops (fiddle, banjo, dance, slow jam, and storytelling) throughout the day!
Where: Plemmons Student Union
When: 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Tickets: FREE to Students and the Public
Evening Concert Featuring: Brad Leftwich & The Hogwire String Band
Brad Leftwich & The Hogwire String Band - Check them out here!
The Hogwire Stringband presents an exciting and sophisticated brand of American roots music, blending rich vocal harmonies with superb fiddle-driven melodies backed by a dynamic rhythm section.
Where: Legends (On the campus of Appalachian State University just down the road from the student union)
When: 7:30pm (Doors), 8:00pm (Concert Starts)
Tickets: $5 Students, $10 Public
All ages are welcome (children 18 and under must come with a guardian)!