DeKalb County Fiddler's Convention 2016
The 108th Anniversary Celebration
DeKalb County Fiddlers Convention
JUNE 4TH, 2016
THE ROTARY PAVILION,
DOWNTOWN FORT PAYNE, AL.
(201 5TH ST. N.E.)
We are very excited about the venue, category additions, etc. for the DeKalb County Fiddlers' Convention 2006. NOTE: Ol'Time Music Categories were reinstated in 2014.1. Ol'Time Banjo 2. Ol'Time Fiddle 3. Ol'Time String Band and 4. Introducing The Upright Bass Category. ALSO THE CHANGE OF DATE...that is this year will be June 4th, 2016, First Saturday in June Annually.
Here's the Prize Categories and amounts.
Over $3500 this year.
Contests Categories and Prizes
Contests in this order
Dobro 1st Place-$75 2nd Place-$50
P.W. Fiddler 1st Place-$50 2nd Place-$25
Mandolin 1st Place-$75 2nd Place- $50
O.T Banjo 1st Place-$75 2nd Place-$50
Jr. Fiddler 1st Place-$100 2nd Place-$50
Guitar 1st Place-$75 2nd Place-$50
Upright Bass 1st Place-$75 2nd Place-$50
B.G. Banjo 1st Place-$75 2nd Place-$50
Sr. Fiddler 1st Place-$150 2nd Place-$100
O.T Fiddler 1st Place-$150 2nd Place-$100
B.G. Band 1st Place-$750 2nd Place-$400
O.T. Band 1st Place-$750 2nd Place-$400
The Rules at the following links are downloadable in PDF Files
Click her for Contest Rules for Regular Categories
Click here for additional rules particular to the Ol' Time String Band Categories
REGISTRATION IS ON-SITE STARTING AT 11AM.
YOUR ADMISSION OF $10.00 ENTITLES YOU TO PARTICIPATE IN ONE CONTEST FREE.
In 2015 the legendary JIM CONNORS, best known as the writer of "Grandma's Feather" for John Denver was special entertainment. Jim will be performing this year on Thursday June 2nd at 6:00 PM as our special feature at RadioVizions at the Coal and Iron Building. For info or tickets go to www.russellgulleymusic.com/radiovizions
For other info: E-mail: email@example.com or call 256-979-1910 or 256-845-0203
Special entertainment at the convention in 2014, from RFD TV's Marty Stuart Show was
Meanwhile save the date: June 4th, 2016 (Annually will be the First Sat. in June) and the new location. The Rotary Pavilion Downtown Fort Payne,Al.)
2014 Roland Walls Lifetime Achievement Award
The 2015 Roland Walls Lifetime Achievement Recipient was Uncle Kuykendal.
Bio and info will be posted.
The 2014 Roland Walls Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient was
Click here for Press Release for Marvin Downer/2014 Roland Walls Lifetime Achievement Award
Marvin Downer, Renown Bluegrass Pioneer from here in DeKalb County is this year's recipient of the Roland Walls Lifetime Achievement Award presented by the DeKalb County Fiddlers' Convention. Downer has been very influential on many of our local musicians and he has shared his knowledge with many successful musicians, such as the acclaimed Ol' Time Fiddle Master, James Bryan. His career has spanned 6 decades since he began entertaining the troops when he was station in Korea in the 1950's and continues today. One of his most successful groups was known as The Sand Mountain Playboys which hit the country charts with their Bluegrass version of Johnny Cash's " Ring of Fire" which led to national performances and a full scale career. Later he formed his own band, Marvin Downer and the Bluegrass Four, which still performs selected performances today.
Images From the Past