Fiddle Tunes Performances

fiddle tunes performance

 

Since its inception in 1977, the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes has been one of the largest celebrations of traditional music west of the Mississippi.

More than 30 faculty members from four different countries share a rich history and diverse styles of fiddle music with hundreds of participants in a weeklong, multigenerational workshop. Classes, band labs, dances, concerts, open jams, and informal and spontaneous gatherings culminate in mainstage performances that welcome thousands of audience members to experience the tapestry of North American fiddle styles.

Fiddles on the Fourth

Plus BBQ on the Green
Tuesday, July 4, 1:30pm
McCurdy Pavilion
Reserved Seating $30, $25 and $16

Tickets on sale to members April 15; general public May 1

Featuring:

  • Denmark: Maja Kjær Jacobsen
  • North Carolina: Richard Bowman, Chester McMillian
  • New Brunswick: Claude Austin, Robin LeBlanc
  • Texas/Kansas: Tricia Spencer, Howard Rains

 

Fiddles and Fireworks

Tuesday, July 4, 7pm
McCurdy Pavilion
Reserved Seating $30, $25 and $16

Tickets on sale to members April 15; general public May 1

Featuring:

  • Missouri: John White, Amber Gaddy, Dave Cavins
  • Mexico: Fire of Tierra Caliente
  • Virginia: Billy Hurt Jr., Martha Spencer
  • Alberta: Calvin Vollrath, Clinton Pelletier, Rhea Labrie

 

Square and Cajun Dances

Plus BBQ on the Green
Friday, July 7, 7:30pm
Littlefield Green outside McCurdy Pavilion
Tickets: $15

Tickets on sale to members April 15; general public May 1

Square Dance:

  • The Foghorn Stringband & special faculty guests

Cajun Dance:

  • Steve Riley & Chris Stafford
    (bring a chair if you want to sit)

 

Fiddle Tunes Finale

Saturday, July 8, 1:30pm
McCurdy Pavilion
Reserved Seating $30, $25 and $16

Tickets on sale to members April 15; general public May 1

Featuring:

  • Klezmer:Michael Alpert, Jake Shulman-Ment, Pete Rushefsky
  • Louisiana: Doug Kershaw
  • Ireland: James Carty, John Carty, Maggie Carty
  • Rhiannon Giddens and Dirk Powell
  • Quebec: RÉVEILLONS! (David Berthiaume, Jean-Francois Berthiaume, Richard Forest, Louis-Simon Lemieux)

Festival Packages

Tickets on sale to members April 15; general public May 1

Includes 3 events held at the McCurdy Pavilion:

  • Tuesday, July 4, 1:30pm and 7pm
  • Saturday, July 8, 7:30pm

Package pricing for McCurdy Pavilion Reserved Seating:

  • Section A: $90
  • Section B: $80
  • Section C: $55
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