Georgia String Band Festival

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Apr 28-29, 2017

212 South Wall Street
Calhoun, Georgia 30701
2017-04-28 12:00:00 2017-04-29 12:00:00 America/New_York Georgia String Band Festival

he Harris Arts Center proudly welcomes GRAMMY Award winning musician and singer-songwriter, Dom Flemons, to the Ratner Theater stage. He will kick off the 12th annual Georgia String Band Festival on Friday, April 28, at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $20, and seating is limited to 200.

In 2005, Flemons co-found the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an African-American string band that won a Grammy for its 2010 album Genuine Negro Jig. Today, he tours throughout the United States and internationally as “The American Songster.” In 2016, Dom performed at Carnegie Hall for a Tribute to Lead Belly, and at the opening ceremonies for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

Dom has been touring internationally and has released his latest album called Ever Popular Favourites with British Guitar player, Martin Simpson, in October 2016. Dom’s newest album to be released through Smithsonian Folkways will be celebrating the stories and songs of the black cowboys. The artist has a new podcast called American Songster Radio in conjunction with WUNC North Carolina Public Radio.

Gordon County Fiddlers’ Convention

Competition for the Gordon County Fiddlers’ Convention will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, in the Ratner Theater, with registration at noon. Some of the finest musicians in the tri-state area will compete in Traditional Singing, Buck Dance, Banjo, String Band, and Fiddle for $1900 in prize money.

Saturday’s tickets are only $10, with children 12 and under free. Ticket holders may come and go as they please throughout the afternoon to enjoy not only the Georgia String Band Festival but also—right down the street—the BBQ, Boogie and Blues Festival, offering arts and crafts booths, barbecue competitions, and live music in downtown Calhoun. It’s a fun-filled, toe-tapping day of Old Time pickin’ and grinnin’.

Musicians must be age 15 or older to compete. Participants may register throughout the day, but no entrant will be accepted after numbers for order of appearance are drawn.

For rules and further information call 706-629-2599 or visit the Georgia String Band Festival page on Facebook.

More details: https://festivalrooster.com/festivals/georgia-string-band-festival/
Harris Arts Center

Calhoun, Georgia

he Harris Arts Center proudly welcomes GRAMMY Award winning musician and singer-songwriter, Dom Flemons, to the Ratner Theater stage. He will kick off the 12th annual Georgia String Band Festival on Friday, April 28, at 7:00 pm.  Tickets are $20, and seating is limited to 200.

In 2005, Flemons co-found the Carolina Chocolate Drops, an African-American string band that won a Grammy for its 2010 album Genuine Negro Jig. Today, he tours throughout the United States and internationally as “The American Songster.” In 2016, Dom performed at Carnegie Hall for a Tribute to Lead Belly, and at the opening ceremonies for the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC.

Dom has been touring internationally and has released his latest album called Ever Popular Favourites with British Guitar player, Martin Simpson, in October 2016. Dom’s newest album to be released through Smithsonian Folkways will be celebrating the stories and songs of the black cowboys. The artist has a new podcast called American Songster Radio in conjunction with WUNC North Carolina Public Radio.

Gordon County Fiddlers’ Convention

Competition for the Gordon County Fiddlers’ Convention will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 29, in the Ratner Theater, with registration at noon. Some of the finest musicians in the tri-state area will compete in Traditional Singing, Buck Dance, Banjo, String Band, and Fiddle for $1900 in prize money.

Saturday’s tickets are only $10, with children 12 and under free. Ticket holders may come and go as they please throughout the afternoon to enjoy not only the Georgia String Band Festival but also—right down the street—the BBQ, Boogie and Blues Festival, offering arts and crafts booths, barbecue competitions, and live music in downtown Calhoun. It’s a fun-filled, toe-tapping day of Old Time pickin’ and grinnin’.

Musicians must be age 15 or older to compete. Participants may register throughout the day, but no entrant will be accepted after numbers for order of appearance are drawn.

For rules and further information call 706-629-2599 or visit the Georgia String Band Festival page on Facebook.

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