14th Annual Hoppin’ John Fiddlers’ Convention Cancelled
It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of this year’s Hoppin’ John Fiddlers’ Convention. Our time together playing music, dancing and communing with nature will be sorely missed, though we look forward to 2021 when we hope to gather again in musical circles — and squares– safely!
This decision was made with public health in mind. Due to the increasing daily number of positive COVID-19 tests and hospitalizations related to COVID-19, North Carolina remains in Safer at Home Phase 2 until at least July 17, 2020. Given that we do not now know when festivals and large gatherings will be permitted, there is no way to plan and create that special Hoppin’ John experience.
Be on the lookout early next year for September 2021 dates. Until then, we’ll keep the spirit of Hoppin’ John alive and well, and wish the best to you and your families, as we move through these challenging and powerfully changing times together!
Be well, friends,
Your dedicated Hoppin’ John Crew
****All proceeds from Hoppin’ John go to benefit the Shakori Hills Community Arts Center, a NC not-for-profit corporation. Shakori Hills is a proud administrator and sponsor of the Chatham County Junior Appalachian Musicians.****
*Photos by Jason Beverly
Thank you to our WONDERFUL sponsors! We couldn’t do it without these folks: