It’s happening! All of us here at Hoppin’ John are so excited to be gathering, dancing and playing music (outdoors) once again. This year’s convention proudly welcomes Alice Gerrard back to the stage — joined by friends Tatiana Hargreaves and Reed Stutz for the Saturday Night Concert before the Band Contest. The Green Grass Cloggers will also be celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year, so expect a high-energy performance, workshop and reminiscences that meander down memory lane.
You will find special touches and changes great and small throughout this year’s event, as it harkens back to earlier years with scheduled activities beginning on Friday, leaving Wednesday and Thursday for small group gatherings and jamming in the campground. The contests, in particular, are seeing a big re-organization in regards to prizes and categories — we hope these updates will bring more competitors to the stage, and create more interest for the audience. Be sure to check out our “Duets” Showcases, instructional workshops and stepped-up activities for kids and families, too!
We are actively seeking volunteers, as well as craft and music vendors: