Start rosining the bows! Llano Fiddle Fest Weekend is coming back to Llano April 5th through 7th.
The Llano Fiddle Fest group is working hard contacting fiddlers, musicians, and sponsors to ensure another successful weekend of Texas fiddle music, history and lots of fun.
The main event will be the 36th Llano Open fiddle contest held on Saturday, April 6th at the historic Lantex Theater.
Once again we expect some of Texas’ best fiddlers to show up and thoroughly entertain the audience with their Texas fiddling skills. Included in the weekend of activities will be the popular air fiddle contest, Saturday night concert with the Texas Power Trio, fiddle jams, antique musical instrument/fiddle history exhibit, “Can’t We All Just Get Along?” twin fiddle contest, early Texas fiddle tune presentation, and a Chuck Wagon breakfast following Sunday service and Amazing Grace fiddles by the river.
This will be a first for the twin fiddle contest which accepts any style or genre of music to be played by the competitors as long as there are two fiddles/violins performing. Judging will be based on technical skill and performance.
The success of last year’s Fiddle Fest was due to the tremendous support of our local businesses and individuals.
There is no charge to the fiddle contestants or any weekend activity. Donations will be collected at all events and will go to local charities or nonprofit groups.
If you or your business would like to help with an advertisement purchase in the Fiddle Contest program guide please contact John Caballero at 325-247-3979. Ads start at $45.00. The money raised goes to prize money and promoting the fiddle contest and weekend activities.
Llano Fiddle Fest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. A current schedule of events and photos from past fiddle contests are available at www.llanofiddlefest.com.