47th Annual
Blue Grass & Old-Time
Fiddlers Convention

June 1 & 2, 2018

Veterans Memorial Park
Mount Airy, North Carolina

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Please read and understand the rules of the convention. This is to help up complete our schedule within curfew time. Band manager please inform individuals. Rules apply to both Youth and Adult contestants.

  1. Contestants must be registered by May 31, 2018.
  2. All band mangers must report to Office before 5 p.m. Friday.
  3. No registration on the night of the Convention .
  4. If not registered you cannot play in the competition.
  5. Only string instruments will be judged.
  6. No electric instruments in competition.
  7. Contestants will be charged $20.00, $10.00 refunded Saturday night after performance. Contestants must pay contestant ticket, not general admission ticket.
  8. ALL BANDS MUST PERFORM Friday and Saturday night to be eligible for prizes.
  9. ALL INDIVIDUALS will perform only once, beginning Saturday at 9:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
  10. Adult dancers will perform after band competition Saturday night. No  money refund to dancers or folk songs. Prizes awarded only.
  11. Paperless registration only. Email information to ddanley@triad.rr.com  or  register online.
  12. Bands must register under band name, individual members may also enter one other string instrument contest, as well as folk singing and dancing if they desire. However, no individual shall enter more than one string instrument besides their band.
  13. To qualify, a band must consist of at least 3 different string instruments, one being a fiddle or banjo.
  14. No bluegrass banjo allowed in an old-time band.
  15. Only one instrument will be allowed as accompaniment in any individual competition.
  16. In filing entry, all contestants agree that the sponsors may tape and record performances free of claim of contestants.
  17. Registered contestants will not be reimbursed for general admission tickets.
  18. Veterans Memorial Park has exclusive right to reproduce any and all music played at the convention.
  19. No exceptions to any of the above rules.
  20. No band will consist of over 6 instruments.
  21. The judges' decisions are final in all instances .
  22. No alcohol, drugs or pets (excluding dogs on a leash, none allowed near stage or audience viewing area) allowed on grounds.
  23. Band members that register for individual competition will be refunded $10 of their contestant money when they come off stage on Saturday night. Individuals that register and not with a band will be refunded $10 of their contestant money. Band members must perform Friday & Saturday. Children should register on same form as adults. Indicate youth in your registration.
  24. Armbands must be worn at all times. Anyone not wearing an armband will be asked to purchase one or leave the grounds.
  25. No generators allowed.
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