June 6, 7, 8, 2013, the place to be is the Grand Lake National Fiddle Fest in Grove OK! Spread the word, it’s a great area for a family vacation, and you could go home with enough prize money to pay for your trip!
Nationally certified, with five judges: Marty Elmore, TX; Mark Ralph, AL; Louis Brandin, LA; Dale Morris and Tobie Morris, TX. Alternate judges are Wayne Head, OK; Junior Marriott, MO; and Vi Wickam from CO. That’s a super line-up! Nationally sanctioned competitions, just for fun contests, stage performances, air-conditioned comfort by day in the Civic Center and lots of fun jamming, lakeside barbecue dinners, in the evenings at the host campground.
Some of the workshops are offered this year are: Fiddle, Dale Morris; Back-up Guitar, Rex Gillentine; Flatpick Guitar, Jim Garling; Mandolin, Russ Weeks; Spoon/Bones, Barry Patton, Gary Stout, and Shirley Adams; Children’s Worshop – Sydni Coleman.
Register online at www.grandlakefestivals.com for fiddle, flatpicking, mandolin, dobro, banjo, twin fiddle, hot fiddle, and group competitions
Register by MAY 15 for EARLYBIRD savings- about half price now!!
Enter one fiddle division: Open, Pee Wee, Jr. Jr., Junior, Adult, or Senior
Enter many other contests: Twin Fiddle, Hot Fiddle, “Take Me Back to Tulsa” (best rendition of a Bob Wills tune), Jukebox (best acoustic group with at least one fiddle), Honeycreek Special (gambler’s draw), 30 Minute Band Contest
Pickin’ Contests are held on Friday, June 7: Flatpicking, Dobro, Banjo, Mandolin – all pickers welcome! http://www.grandlakefestivals.com/
The American Heritage Music Festival also includes Clogging workshops and contests on another stage. Contact Ken and Lisa Beach for Clogging info at 918-455-7009 or [email protected]