In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the
Georgia Old-Time Fiddlers Conventions, Georgia State University is presenting an event
that highlights the significance of the conventions and their importance in the
development of country music. The event will include guest speakers, an
educational workshop, music performances, and a demonstration of an old-time fiddling contest.
Guest speakers include Wayne Daniel author of Pickiní on Peachtree, A History of Country Music in Atlanta, Georgia;
Kevin Fontenot coeditor of the forthcoming North of the Ohio: Northern Fiddlers and Stringbands of the 1920s;
and Steve Goodson author of Highbrows, Hillbillies, and Hellfire: Public Entertainment in Atlanta, 1880-1930.
There will also be an educational workshop led by James Akenson from Tennessee Tech
University, music performances by the Georgia Crackers and the Skillet Lickers, and
a demonstration of an old-time fiddling contest.
This event will be held on Saturday April 6, 2013 from 12:00-5:00 at Dahlberg Hall
located at 30 Courtland St. SE on the Georgia State University campus in
downtown Atlanta, GA. Admission is Free.
Please RSVP to Kevin Fleming by March 29, 2013 at 404-413-2891
For additional information please visit our Facebook page.
Download the event flyer.