On Saturday, July 4, the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes welcomes you to two shows – an afternoon set at 1:30pm, and a pre-fireworks bash at 7:30pm. (If you also come to the Friday night Cajun dance, we will give you an amazing discount- the whole festival for just $33!)
Let's talk about the Saturday afternoon show: Fiddle Tunes From Across North America. If the weather is good (and it usually is!) we'll open the big balloon hangar doors at McCurdy Pavilion, which lets you enjoy the performances from your reserved seat inside, as well as on the lawn outside.
While the atmosphere is fun and relaxed, the music is truly top notch. Here's what you can expect:
- Patti and Joel Lamoureux – 3-time Canadian Grand Champion
Patti was the first woman in the history of Canada to ever win the prestigious Canadian Grand Masters Fiddling Championship.
- Kirk Sutphin and Riley Baugus – Old time music from North Carolina
and Riley live on the same road in Surry County, North Carolina, and
are the stewards of a two-hundred year tradition of Round Peak music.
- Jose Moreno and Jesus "Chuy" Castillo – Tex-Mex
Don José, born in 1930, is one of the true interpreters of traditional Tejano music from the Texas-Mexico border.
- Greg and Jere Canote – Old time tunes and song
With fiddle, banjo, ukuleles and genetically matched voices, Greg and Jere Canote bring back fun, vintage American music.
- Nightingale – Exceptional New England dance band
Nightingale is a highly sought after New England dance
and concert band. Jeremiah McLane – accordion, Keith Murphy – guitar,
and Becky Tracy – fiddle.
- Special guest from the Orkney Islands
Purchase tickets online, or on the phone at 800-838-3006.
We've posted videos from many of this year's performers over on our Fiddle Tunes community site. Check it out. Here's a video of Patti Lamoureux to get you started…