10th Annual Hoppin’ John Fiddlers’ Convention:
September 15th – 17th, 2016
Hard to believe it’s number ten! Mark your calendars now for for the 10th Annual Hoppin’ John Old-Time & Bluegrass Fiddlers’ Convention, September 15 – 17 and join in the celebration. Shakori Hills presents this traditional fiddlers’ convention at the beautiful 72 acre farm in the middle of the Piedmont.
It’s tough to get folks to leave the magical campground scene in these woods and meadows, but we’ve lined up a full program of workshops in musical instruction, dance calling and instrument repair, featured player showcases, square dances, cajun and waltz dances. Legendary musician, Alice Gerrard, will be joining us for the Master’s Showcase on Friday and a special Saturday evening concert with her friends. There are fun contests in individual instrument and dance for adults and kids, the hoppin’ john cook-off, and Tommy Edwards emcees the beloved band contests as the evening entertainment.
There is also a great selection of vendors, including a tin type photography carnival of sorts. And remember, of course, the hoppin’ john cook-off. With opportunities to play music, dance, enjoy good food, shop, volunteer, sponsor or just take it all in, Hoppin’ John is a full-participation event. An extra special THANK YOU to Music Maker Relief Foundation and all the sponsors who make this event happen!
Come for a day or stay the whole week…we’ll see you in the fall!
****All proceeds from Hoppin’ John go to benefit the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center, a NC not-for-profit corporation.****
Check out some other great happenings:
August 27th: NC Stars in the Round
October 6th – 9th: Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance