Mount Airy Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention

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Mount Airy Bluegrass and Old-Time Fiddlers’ Convention

June 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 pm

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One event on June 8, 2024 at 9:30 am

- $6 – $20.00

The Old-Time music tradition born in Surry County and the sounds of sweet music carries throughout the Blue Ridge Mountains from local, national and international musicians at the Annual Mount Airy Old-Time Fiddlers Convention at Veterans Memorial Park in Mount Airy, North Carolina.

Traditionally held the first full weekend in June, this family friendly event brings together musicians and fans for two full days of competition, jam sessions, dancing, singing, education, and family entertainment. This popular festival, established in 1972, is dedicated to old-time and bluegrass music, as well as dance. The Fiddlers Convention features solo and band competitions whose winners are awarded cash prizes.

Camping is available by the day or week for full hook-up, water/electric only, and primative. Campers pay an additional $20 for parking pass and a wristband that is good for the whole week. Advance reservations must be for the full week.

Free Old-Time and Bluegrass workshops will be offered Tuesday-Friday, June 4-7, in the Grandstand at Veterans Park. Workshops include fiddle, banjo, vocals, guitar, jams, dance, and more. These special workshops are hosted by the Surry Arts Council and Veterans Memorial Park, Inc. and made possible through support from our Presenting Sponsor, The North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.

Come visit Mount Airy! Learn more about Surry County Music and take in a show at the Historic Earle Theatre in downtown Mount Airy. Also, the Andy Griffith Museum is open 7 days a week and the new Original Siamese Twins Museum is opening soon. The Surry Arts Council will have events going on throughout the year.

Friday Schedule:

  • 10:00 am – 4:45 pm: Hourly Old-Time and Bluegrass Workshops
  • 7:00 pm: All Bands Perform

Saturday Schedule:

  • 9:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
    Bluegrass & Old-Time Banjos and Fiddles
  • 2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
    Guitar, Mandolin, Dobro, Bass Fiddle, Dulcimer, Autoharp
  • 5:45 p.m.
    Youth Dance and Awards
  • 6:00 p.m.
    All bands perform
  • Adult dancing after the completion of the band competition

Details

Date:
June 8
Time:
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cost:
Adults 10.00/day, Contestants 20.00, Children under 6 free.
Music Styles:
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Event Tags:
Event Type:
Festival
  • Can Accommodate Groups
  • Dancers Welcome
  • Family Friendly
  • Food Service
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Open Jam
  • Pet Friendly
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Venue

Veterans Memorial Park
691 Lebanon Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030 United States
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Phone:
(336) 345-7388
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Other

Phone
(336) 345-7388
Email
ddanley@triad.rr.com

Details

Date:
June 8
Time:
9:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cost:
Adults 10.00/day, Contestants 20.00, Children under 6 free.
Music Styles:
, ,
Event Tags:
Event Type:
Festival
  • Can Accommodate Groups
  • Dancers Welcome
  • Family Friendly
  • Food Service
  • Handicapped Accessible
  • Open Jam
  • Pet Friendly
Visit Website

Venue

Veterans Memorial Park
691 Lebanon Street
Mount Airy, NC 27030 United States
+ Google Map
Phone:
(336) 345-7388
View Venue Website

Other

Phone
(336) 345-7388
Email
ddanley@triad.rr.com