All Fiddler’s Grove 2015 competition will take place on Saturday, May 23.
New This Year
Junior Band Competition
separate Junior and Senior Hot Licks Contests
Here is the competition schedule:
Registration Tent (across from the barn)
9:00 – 11:00 am – Contest Registration
Instrument and band registration will open at 9:00 am. Registration is limited to 15 in each category, so it’s best to register as early as possible, especially for hte largest categories. There may be an additional opportunity to register for Hot Licks immediately before the Hot Licks competitions on Saturday evening, if there are still spaces available.
Over Yonder Stage
12:00 noon – Junior Competition
Instrument competition for youngsters age 17 and under. Categories in sequence are Guitar, Banjo, Old Time Fiddle, Bluegrass Fiddle, Mandolin, Bass, and Open (all other instruments, including dobro, harmonica, dulcimer, autoharp etc.).
12:00 noon – Senior Fiddle Competition, Twin Fiddle Competition
Categories in sequence are: Twin Fiddle (all ages), Certified Old Time Fiddle (limited to fiddlers 55 or older who learned by ear and have no formal training), Senior Bluegrass Fiddle, Senior Old Time Fiddle.
Senior Fiddle and Twin Fiddle Rules
2:00 pm – Junior Band Competition
There are 2 ways a band may qualify as a “junior” band. Either ALL members must be 17 or younger on the day of competition. Or, if ALL members are 12 or younger, they may have one adult playing with them in a backup role. The adult may not play lead, take a break, or participate in vocals.
Junior Band Rules
5:30 pm JUNIOR BAND PLAY-OFFS
The Junior Band Rules listed above will apply for the play-offs as well.
7:15 pm – JUNIOR HOT LICKS COMPETITION
8:15 pm – SENIOR HOT LICKS COMPETITION
Hot Licks Rules
9:30 pm – FIDDLER OF THE FESTIVAL PLAY-OFFS
Fiddler of the Festival Play-Off Rules