2nd Annual Giles Fiddler's Convention

The 2nd Annual Giles Fiddler's Convention will be held May 18-19 at Whitt-Riverbend Park in Pearisburg, Virginia.

Join us for a weekend of music, camping, and canoeing on the majestic New River!

WNRV was on-site broadcasting the first 2 bands live on Friday night and then 5 hours live of the competitions on Saturday! Here are the winners (from http://www.facebook.com/events/245770445514756/)

Old Time Dulcimer/Autoharp:
1. Tim Thornton
2. Melissa Sadler
3. Sue Santamaria

1. Will Jones
2. Jon Benfield
3. Melissa Saddler/Jenny Grazetti

Bluegrass Bass
1. Clay Ferguson
2. Josh Toney
3. Tim Thornton

Bluegrass Guitar
1. Aaron Williams
2. Will Jones
3. Asa Gravely

Best Youth Folksong
1. Rowan Langston

Best Youth Fiddle
1. Isabella Burgoyne

1. Aaron Williams
2. Will Jones
3. Asa Gravely

Bluegrass Fiddle
1. Paul Herling
2. Maggie Thornton

Old Time Fiddle
1. Adrian Shepard-Powell
2. Mike Gangloff/Sally Morgan
3. Paul Herling

Bluegrass Banjo
1. Timmy Mills
2. Will Jones
3.Aaron Williams

Old Time Banjo
1. Nathan Bowles
2. Russell Boyd
3. Mike Gangloff

Adult Traditional Dance
1. Julie Shepard-Powell
2. Sally Morgan
3. Amber McCoy

Bluegrass Band
1. Becky Webb and Friends
2. Pilot Mountain

Old Time Band
1. The Black Twig Pickers
2. Dean Reed's Feed & Seed
3. Farm Use Only

Non-Traditional Band
1. Cox and Company
2. Road Kill Warriors


Performances and competitions, primitive camping on 30 acres, and amazing river access for boating enthusiasts.

Friday night entertainment (competition will occur Saturday ONLY this year):
7pm The Java Brothers
8pm Indian Run String Band
9pm Laura Beth and Clover Hollow

Musicians! We will be offering $3000 in cash prize money, complete with all the traditional old time and bluegrass categories AND we will also offer one non-traditional band category. Youth competitions and dance contests will also be available at the convention. Registration is open 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM Saturday. And if you compete, you will be reimbursed your entry fee!

Canoe tours, both short jaunts for the inexperienced and long tours for river veterans, will be available from our friends at Tangent Outfitters.

Details can be found at http://www.gilesfiddlersconvention.com/

If you are interested in advertising your local business in the Giles Fiddler's Convention program guide or want to become a volunteer, contact us at gilesfiddlersconvention@gmail.com for details. You can also stay updated with Half Acre news and events by signing up on our Mailing List.

Half Acre Promotions is a local cooperative booking partnership focused on showcasing and preserving the Appalachian music heritage of Southwestern Virginia. We have hosted several successful music events, including three seasons of bluegrass and old time music at the Newport Jamboree.

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Everybody had a great time

Everybody had a great time spending weekend with music, camping, and canoeing on the majestic New River. Looking forward for another event this year! Kavin Austin Blake

WNRV AM 990 Amber Alert Participating Station Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention

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