Fiddles & Folklife coming to Warren Wilson College campus April 20


Press release here:

Warren Wilson College will host Fiddles & Folklife, an annual Appalachian folklife festival and old-time music competition on Saturday, April 20, from 11–5 p.m. The event will take place in and around Bryson Gym at the center of campus just off Warren Wilson Road.

Fiddles & Folklife features an old-time music contest, including categories for fiddle, banjo and string band and a youth category for banjo and fiddle contests. Musicians will compete for cash prizes, and the string band contest winner will play for the square dance finale.

New this year is the Youth Fiddle Showcase where fiddlers 7 years old and younger or those who have been playing for less than two years can participate in a non-judged performance.

Musicians can contact Phil Jamison at (828) 771-3722 or for more information.

Other activities at the festival include old-time music jam sessions, food and craft vendors, blacksmithing, and other folklife demonstrators.

The festival is free and open to the public.