Sunday, December 21, 2008

Fiddle & Banjo Contest - Eureka, MO

MABC (Missouri Area Bluegrass Committee AKA Bluegrass America) is hosting its 27th Annual Ray Austin Memorial Winter Bluegrass Festival in Eureka, MO. It will be held Friday and Saturday, January 2-3, 2009. It is easy to find -- it will be held at the Holiday Inn Six Flags, which is right off Hwy. 44 in Eureka.

This is a great festival held at a really nice venue. Lots of jamming, Saturday morning workshops for individual instruments, and great shows on Saturday.

In particular, I wanted to make note of the fiddle & banjo contest which will be held Friday night. There will be a Youth Division & Open Division for each contest. You can get the details for the contest from MABC's bulletin board here: http://b5.boards2go.com/boards/board.cgi?action=read&id=1229403162&user=mabc

For more information on the festival, you can download a .pdf version of the flyer here (please note, it will take a few minutes to download the file before it appears): http://www.bluegrassamerica.com/Resources/EurekaJan2009.pdf

2 comments:

David said...

Chris,
The flyer says there will be workshops on Saturday morning. Can you tell me what will be offered?
Sylvia

Chris said...

They generally have workshops for all the individual instruments. Different people teach them every year. They are held in the main auditorium and people just meet there with their instruments on Saturday morning. Each instrument has its own workshop: fiddle, banjo, guitar, mandolin & bass.