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:

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

Children 13+ can come with a guardian!