Press Info

2017 Press Relase

CONTACT:

Keith Norris: norrisrk@appstate.edu                                                            828-406-4800

Mallory Vannoy: vannoymd@appstate.edu

Appalachian State’s Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention Friday and Saturday, February 2-4th, 2017

9th Annual Convention to be held at Legends Night Club and Plemmons Student Union

BOONE, NCThe Appalachian Heritage Council is presenting the ninth annual Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention the weekend of February 2-4th, 2017 in the Appalachian State University Plemmons Student Union. This three-day convention celebrates the rich musical and cultural history of Appalachia and will offer workshops, a handmade market, music competitions, luthiers gathering, and a concert to end the festivities.

The convention will kick-off at 9 p.m. on Friday, February 2nd at Legends Night Club with a concert featuring a North Carolina roots band, Mipso. Tickets are $10 for students in advance and $12 for the public and at the door.  

 

Friday, night’s entertainment will be a Square Dance with music of Strictly Strings and caller Aaron Ratcliffe. This will also be held in Legends and will be a free event to both students and the public.

On Saturday, February 4th, from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., the Plemmons Student Union will host a variety of workshops and competitions. Adult competitions will take place in the Summit Trail Solarium from 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., while youth competitions will be held in Linville Falls from 12:00 – 2:30 p.m. Various workshops will be held which include fiddle, mandolin, and harmony singing, hosted by members of The Foghorn Stringband, as well as storytelling.

The Handmade Market can be found in the International Hallway from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and includes crafts from local vendors. Convention-goers can learn about instrument making at the Luthiers Gathering in the Blue Ridge Ballroom from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

The Convention will conclude with a concert at 8:00 p.m. at Legends Night Club by
Foghorn Stringband with Skillet Gap. Tickets for this show are $5 for students and $10 for the public.

For more information visit: http://fiddle.appstate.edu/

This event brought to you by the Appalachian Popular Programming Society.

828-262-3032| www.apps.appstate.edu | apps@appstate.edu | facebook.com/Appalachianpopularprogrammingsociety | Twitter- @asu_apps | Instagram- @asu_apps

 

2016 Press Release

CONTACT:

Marlena Parra: parramr@appstate.edu                                                            828-262-6567

Jacqueline Hundley: hundleyja@appstate.edu

Appalachian State’s Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention Friday and Saturday, February 5-6th, 2016

8th Annual Convention to be held at Legends Night Club and Plemmons Student Union

BOONE, NCThe Appalachian Heritage Council is presenting the eighth annual Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention the weekend of February 5-6th, 2016 in the Appalachian State University Plemmons Student Union. This two-day convention celebrates the rich musical and cultural history of Appalachia and will offer workshops, a handmade market, music competitions, luthiers gathering, and a concert to end the festivities.

The convention will kick-off at 7:30pm on Friday, February 5th at Legends Night Club with a square dance featuring the music of the Zephyr Lightning Bolts and caller Aaron Ratcliffe. Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for the public.

On Saturday, February 6th, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., the Plemmons Student Union will host a variety of workshops and competitions. Adult competitions will take place in the Summit Trail Solarium from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., while youth competitions will be held in Linville Falls from 12 – 2:30 p.m. Various workshops will be held, which include fiddle, banjo, and slow jam, hosted by members of The Hogwire Stringband, as well as clogging and storytelling.

The Handmade Market can be found in the International Hallway from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and includes crafts from local vendors. Convention-goers can learn about instrument making at the Luthiers Gathering in the Blue Ridge Ballroom from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Convention will conclude with a concert at 8 p.m. at Legends Night Club by
Brad Leftwich & The Hogwire Stringband with Skillet Gap. Tickets for this show are $5 for students and $10 for the public. Tickets for kids, ages 12 and under, are $5.

For more information visit: http://fiddle.appstate.edu/

This event brought to you by the Appalachian Popular Programming Society.

828-262-3032| www.apps.appstate.edu | apps@appstate.edu | facebook.com/Appalachianpopularprogrammingsociety | Twitter- @asu_apps | Instagram- @asu_apps

 


2015 Press Release

Appalachian State Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention On February 5-7th, 2015

7th Annual Student-Run Convention to be held on the campus of Appalachian State University on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, February 5-7th, 2015

BOONE, NC—The Appalachian Heritage Council is pleased to announce the 7th annual Appalachian State University Old-Time Fiddler’s Convention and Luthiers Gathering on February 5-7th, 2015.

The ASU Old-Time Fiddlers Convention is held on the campus of Appalachian State University and is 100% student operated. This unique three-day 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.

The Convention will kick-off with a free showing of “Throw Down Your Heart,” a documentary about world-renowned banjo player Bela Fleck as he takes the banjo back to its origins in Africa. The film will be shown in Greenbriar Theater of Plemmons Student Union (PSU) at 7:30 p.m. on the evening of Thursday, February 5.

At 8 p.m. Friday, February 6 at Legends Night Club, the second night of the Convention will feature a dance performance by the Green Grass Cloggers accompanied by the old-time string band, The Spring Chickens—tickets are $12 for students in advance and at the door, $15 for the public and $5 for kids 12 and under.

The Convention continues on Saturday, February 7, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the PSU in the heart of the Appalachian State University campus. Saturday features adult and youth music competitions with prizes and ribbons for winners—all competitions are free to attend with a registration fee of $5 per person to compete. All adult competitions will take place in the Summit Trail Solarium from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and youth competitions will be held in the Whitewater Café from 12 – 2:30 p.m.

Saturday’s instructional workshops will be held in Calloway Peak, Macrae Peak, and Attic Window rooms in the PSU from 12 – 5p.m. Featured workshops include fiddle, banjo, and slow jam, hosted by members of the featured Saturday evening performer Old Buck, as well as flatfooting and storytelling. All workshops are free to attend and are open to the public.

The Handmade Market can be found in the PSU International Hallway from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and includes crafts from local and regional vendors. Convention-goers can learn about instrument making at the Luthiers Gathering in the Blue Ridge Ballroom from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Both the Handmade Marker and the Luthiers Gathering are free to attend and are open to the public.

The Convention will conclude with a concert at 8 p.m. at Legends Night Club by the kickin-string band Old Buck with special guest opening act, The Buck Stops Here. Tickets are $12 for students in advance and at the door, $15 for the public and $5 for children 12 and under.

For more information and a schedule of events please visit: http://fiddle.appstate.edu/ or find the Fiddlers Convention on Facebook!

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