JUDGES: JayDean Ludiker, Marty Elmore, Dale Morris Jr.
DIRECTORS: Cathy Marriott and Cindy Roberts
SCHEDULE & AWARDS: over $8,600 in prizes and 7 divisions. Fiddle contestants may enter their age group or the Open and in addition, all contestants may enter the Bob Wills Swing division! All fiddle contest activities take place at The Texan Theatre 2712 Lee St, Greenville, TX 75401
5pm – early registration at The Texan, 7pm – Junior Junior Division preliminary round, 8:30pm – Junior Division preliminary round
8am -registration opens at The Texan, 9am – 5pm – preliminaries continue, followed by final rounds and awards
ORDER OF PLAY: Junior Junior, Junior, Senior, Adult, Accompanist, Open, Bob Wills, with a lunch break in there somewhere too! Contestants can enter their age group or Open AND the Bob Wills Division. Times are approximate and subject to change according to number of contestants
Jr Jr (12 & under) $150-125-100 -75-50
Junior (13-17) $200-150-125-100-75,
Adult (18-59) $250-200-150-125-100
Senior (60 & up) $250-200-150-125-100
Open (any age) $1000-800-600-500-400-300-200-100
Bob Wills (any age) $400-300-200-150-100
LODGING: We would like to thank the Best Western Plus Monica Royale and Holiday Inn Express & Suites for being the Official Hotels of the Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest. This year, contest staff and judges will be in the Best Western Plus Monica Royale and our contestants will be next door at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites. For special contestant rates of $100.57 (including tax), please contact the Holiday Inn Express & Suites at 903-454-8680 to book your room at this special rate BEFORE October 1 – be sure to tell them you are a contestant and ask to be in the contestant block.
TRANSPORTATION: Greenville is located 60-70 miles from DAL / DFW airports. We will try to offer contestants airport pickup early Friday and drop off late Saturday night or early Sunday. Contact 817-875-6022 to arrange transportation.
JAMMING: Backstage at the Texan, Friday 1pm to midnight AND Saturday 9am – 2am! Additionally, a brand new venue in town, the Empty Glass Saloon, at 2808 Lee Street is welcoming fiddlers and listeners Friday AND Saturday up until 2am! Jamming outside the Holiday Inn Express too, in the empty parking lot, bring your own chair!
PARKING: parking lots located on Jordan and Wesley, behind and to the side of the Texan.
REGISTER ONLINE by October 15, to receive your FREE t-shirt! We encourage early registration to help plan the schedule.
If you have questions call, text or email! Contest co-directors: Cathy Marriott: 417-543-6158 and Cindy Roberts: 817-240-2346
NO OUTSIDE FOOD to be brought into the Texan.
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