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15th Annual Fiddlers' Convention kicks off in Tazewell


The 15th annual Tazewell County Old Time and Bluegrass Fiddlers' Convention will be filling the air with traditional mountain music in Tazewell this weekend. The event kicked off Friday afternoon at the Historic Crab Orchard Museum and Pioneer Park with banjo and fiddle workshops followed by an old fashioned dance to wrap up day one. Competitions for musicians of all ages will start at ten o'clock Saturday Morning, and award presentations including the induction of the 2017 honorees for Lifetime Achievement will be held that evening. The event will wrap up Sunday with a church service and gospel sing, as well as more bluegrass and old time gospel in the red barn. Joan Yates, Director of Education at the Crab Orchard Museum says "Passing on the music from one generation to the next is our desire; there's so much rich history of music here in our area."

Admission is $7 for a single day pass, and children under twelve can enjoy the festivities free of charge. Primitive camping is available, and more information can be found at www.craborchardmuseum.com.

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