ATHENS-Athens State University will be welcoming old-time music lovers of all ages to campus from October 4-7, 2023 for the 56th Annual Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention, presented by Aetos Systems, Inc.
Musical competitions will be held on the Alabama Farmers Cooperative Main Stage in front of Founders Hall and the Delmore Brothers Stage in McCandless Hall, sponsored by The Orthopaedic Center (TOC), with over $47,000 in prize money to be awarded. Proceeds from the convention fund student scholarships and other university projects throughout the year.
The 2023 Fiddlers Convention’s star-studded concert line-up includes:
- Wednesday, October 4 at 7:00 pm – Appalachian Roadshow (Special Gospel Concert) *Free Preview Night – No Admission Ticket Required*
- Thursday, October 5 at 6:30 pm – Clearview Bluegrass *Free Preview Night – No Admission Ticket Required*
- Thursday, October 5 at 7:00 pm – Appalachian Roadshow (Bluegrass Concert) *Free Preview Night – No Admission Ticket Required*
- Friday, October 6 at 6:00 pm – The Grascals
- Saturday, October 7 at 7:30 pm – The Dan Tyminski Band
All concerts will take place on the Alabama Farmers Cooperative Main Stage at Founders Hall. Access to all Fiddlers Convention entertainment is included with the purchase of an admission ticket.
Historically, the convention has attracted more than 15,000 people, with more than 200 musicians participating. Competitions will begin at 7:00 pm on Friday, October 6, resume at 9:30 am on Saturday, October 7, and conclude with the crowning of the Tennessee Valley Fiddle Champion on Saturday evening.
The cost of admission wristbands will be $20 per adult for Friday, $20 per adult for Saturday, or $25 per adult for a weekend pass. Children under 12 will be admitted free with a paid adult. The preview night concerts scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday evenings are free and do not require the purchase of an admission ticket.
Tickets can be purchased online at www.TVOTFC.org or www.eventbrite.com. The purchase of an admission ticket includes access to all convention entertainment, events, and activities as well as entry to one competition category. Additional competition entries may be purchased for $5.00 each.
Media Release/Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention