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Tazewell County Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention

fri14jul3:00 pmfri9:00 pmTazewell County Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention3:00 pm - 9:00 pm 3663 Crab Orchard Road, Tazewell, VA 24651Phone(276) 988-6755 Event Type Live MusicEvent Type 2live music,live music|food,traditional dance|Music festival|Food trucks|country music|beer|Appalachian Music|mountain music|bluegrass|old-time music,old-time music,bluegrass,mountain music,traditional dance,Appalachian Music,folk music,music

Tazewell County Old Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention

Event Details

The 20th Annual Tazewell County Fiddlers’ Convention  

July 14-15, 2023

Full weekend event to be held on the grounds of
Historic Crab Orchard Museum’s Pioneer Park

click here for 2022 competition results

Bring the family to Tazewell for a weekend of traditional Mountain Music, Flat Foot Dancing, Parking Lot Jamming, Talented Instrument and Band Competitions, Cash Prizes, Camping, and Fellowship in the cool mountain air.

Download the 2022 Fiddlers’ Convention brochure here.

Friday, July 8

3:00 pm – Gates Open

5:00 pm – Richard Cole Tribute Band

6:00 pm – Back Porch Pickers

7:00 – 9:00 pm – The Bluegrass Kinsmen

Saturday, July 9

10:00 am – Youth Competition

10:30 am – Folk Song Competition (First 20 registered)

11:00 am – Individual Instrument Competitions: Guitar, Mandolin, Dobro, Harmonica, Duclimer, Bass, and Autoharp

2:00 pm – Fiddle & Banjo Duet Competition

3:00 pm – Banjo Competition (Old Time & Bluegrass)

4:00 pm – Fiddle Competition (Old Time & Bluegrass)

6:30 pm – Induction of the 2022 honorees for Lifetime Achievement, followed by a group jam of new and past honorees to
“Will the Circle Be Unbroken.”

7:00 pm – Old Time and Bluegrass Band Competition begins

Dance Competition (After band competitions)

11:00 pm – Presentation of cash awards and ribbons to competitors in all categories.

**All competitions and performances will be conducted outside on the front porch of the Daniel-Murray Homestead Cabin**

To view the list of past Lifetime Achievement Honorees, click here.

Camping is first-come, first served on the property across from the museum entrance (behind Frog Level Service Station), with no hookups or dumping stations.  Water outlets available. Primitive camping spaces, free.  $20/night/RV camping.

Ample parking is available in the park & ride lot next to
Fort Witten and across Crab Orchard Road by Frog Level Service Station.  The museum parking lot is reserved for handicapped parking ONLY.  Event attendees are not permitted to park within the grounds of the Pioneer Park.

Helpful Hint
If you are bringing instruments, tents, chairs, etc., please drop them at the entrance gate (tables provided), park across the road, and pick them up as you check-in at the f