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)!