The Sumner County Bluegrass Jamboree
The second annual Sumner County Bluegrass Jamboree is coming to Volunteer State Community College on Saturday, April 13 and everyone is invited to enjoy the free competitions and concerts. The event is hosted by Vol State as part of the bluegrass music degree program at the College.
The competition starts at noon with Mandolin, Guitar, Pee Wee Fiddle, Beginner Fiddle, Junior Fiddle, Senior Fiddle, Pee Wee Dancing, Junior Dancing, and Senior Dancing categories. There will be monetary prizes and judging by bluegrass veterans. Registration is free and open to everyone. Sign-up will be held the day of the event starting at 10 a.m. The public is invited to watch the players square off.
The Jamboree will also feature jamming and concerts in the afternoon. The Great Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Band from East Tennessee and the Vol State group Bluegrass Ablaze are set to perform. Roland White will play and present a master class on guitar and mandolin. Fingerstyle guitarist Don Jones will demonstrate his technique. Aaron Till and Billy Contreras will perform on the fiddle. The emcee for the Jamboree will once again be Marcia Campbell from WSM radio.
The Sumner County Bluegrass Jamboree will be held from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. at Caudill Hall on the Vol State campus at 1480 Nashville Pike in Gallatin. There is plenty of free parking and food will be available for sale. For more information visit www.volstate.edu/bluegrass or call 615-452-8600, extension 2936.
Date: Saturday, April 13th.
- Pee Wee Fiddle (10 and under)
- Beginner Fiddle (11 to 16)
- Junior Fiddle (17 to 49)
- Senior Fiddle (50 and up)
- Pee Wee Dancing (10 and under)
- Junior Dancing (11 to 21)
- Senior Dancing (21 and up)
- Mandolin (all ages)
- Guitar (all ages)
Registration is free (walk-up) and will begin at 10 AM on Saturday, April 13th in the lobby of Caudill Hall on the VSCC campus in Gallatin. *Contestants don't forget to bring your social security numbers and a valid ID to claim prize money! Monetary prizes of up to $100 will be awarded in each category, with judges and artists including Roland White, Billy Contreras, Aaron Till, Clyde Richardson, Don Jones, The Great Smoky Mountain Bluegrass Band, and Vol State's own Bluegrass Ablaze. Competition and entertainment will continue throughout the afternoon and into the early evening. All are welcome!