Youth performance, Bluegrass Day at the Fair.
10:00-11:00 Set up
11:00 – 11:45 Youth Presentation—up to 50 kids
11:45 – 12:30 Old Time Fiddlers—5-10 fiddlers
12:40 – 1:25 Rippling River with Steve Toth--band
1:30 – 2:15 Sunny Side Strings--band
2:20 – 4:20 Band Scramble—bands up to 7 persons each; 10 minutes each
4:30 – 5:15 Lightning Bugs with Dale Desmuke--band
5:15 – 5:30 Band Scramble Winner Announcements
5:30 – 6:15 Rusty Gait--band
6:20 – 7:05 The Full Deck--band
7:10 – 7:55 The Fuel Injectors with Dwight Worden--band
7:55 - 8:00 Closing Remarks
Here's how it works:
Put your name and the instrument you play on a slip of paper and we draw names at random to form bands. Each band then has about 15 minutes to work up 2-3 songs to perform on stage for our judges. Winners are selected and prizes given.
The band scramble is open to all ages and abilities, 6 year olds to 90 year olds, beginners to professionals. Categories to enter are: Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, Bass, Specialty (dobro, harmonica, etc.), male and female vocalist and youth 16 and under. You must also play an instrument to enter as a vocalist--no vocalists only, that's not the "bluegass way!"
Be at the Paddock Stage by 1:30 with your instrument, ready to sign up.
Winners will be selected in each instrument category as well as best male and female vocalist and best youth performer, and of course, the top three bands will be selected.
Youth Winners, Bluegrass Day at the Fair Band Scramble
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It is with great sadness that we report that Mike Auldridge passed away on Dec. 29, 2012, one day before his 74th birthday. Visit the Mike Auldridge Tribute site to learn more about MIke: his 2012 National Endowment for the Arts National Heritage Fellowship; his 2007 IBMA Distinguished Achievement Award; and his significant contributions to the Dobro and to bluegrass music.. Rob Ickes' moving eulogy is also posted there, along with a guestbook with hundreds of tributes from his friends and fans.