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Arkansas Fiddle & Banjo Championships & Concert

August 3 @ 9:00 am - 9:00 pm


Mark your calendars!  The Arkansas State Fiddle and Banjo Championships return to the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View on Saturday, August 3, 2024. Admission is free
for both state championship contests from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. at
the park’s acclaimed indoor music venue, Ozark Highlands Theater. 
[Schedule below is subject to change.]

In the evening, witness extraordinary musical talent during our Annual Fiddle & Banjo Show featuring old-time fiddle & banjo virtuosos and dancers. 

sponsored by Old Time Ozark Traditions, Inc. A non-profit corporation
keeping the old time music & dance, crafts and culture of the Ozarks
alive since 2012.

About the guest performers:

Dan Levenson
is an Appalachian native who grew up with old-time music from the
mountains and is a respected master teacher and award-winning clawhammer
banjo and Appalachian-style fiddler. Banjo Newsletter describes Dan “as
an interpreter, rather than a music re-creator”. Fiddler Magazine’s Bob
Buckingham described him as “an accomplished fiddler and …one of the
best clawhammer banjo players in the country.” Dan is a two-time awardee
of the prestigious Master Artist Award from the Southwest Folklife

Bob Carlin is probably the best known
clawhammer style banjoist performing today. He has taken the distinctive
southern banjo style to appreciative audiences all over the US, Canada,
Europe, Australia and Japan. Carlin is a three-time winner of the Frets
Magazine readers poll and has four albums on acclaimed label Rounder

Schedule of Events
At Ozark Highlands Theater

9 a.m.                 Doors open and registration begins
10 a.m.               Registration for Banjo Contest ends for all divisions
10:30 a.m.          Banjo contest begins for all divisions
11:30 a.m.          Break for lunch (Fiddle Contest registration continues during lunch break)
12:30 p.m.          Registration for Fiddle Contest ends for all divisions
1 p.m.                 Fiddle Contest begins for all divisions
5 p.m.                 Contests end
7 p.m.                 Annual Fiddle & Banjo show ft. Dan Levenson and Bob Carlin
9 p.m.                 Show ends


August 3
9:00 am - 9:00 pm


Ozark Folk Center State Park
1032 Park Avenue
Mountainview, Arkansas 72560 US
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