Three days of Free, Live, Bluegrass Music
September 21 - 23
Bluegrass musicians from across the country vie for thousands in cash prizes in Adult and Youth Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin and Bluegrass Band competitions.
The Berlin Chamber of Commerce is gearing up for our biggest event of the year -- the Berlin Fiddler's Convention on September 21 - 23, 2012 on Berlin's historic Main Street. This event draws has brought thousands to the area for free, live bluegrass music, and with this year marking the 20th anniversary of this popular event, the crowds promise to be even bigger.
If you are unfamiliar with this enormously popular event, it's three days of bluegrass entertainment, starting Friday night with this year's exciting headlining act, Grammy® nominated Audi Blaylock and Redline. As one reviewer has said, if a bluegrass band could be engineered in a Kentucky lab, the end result would sound a lot like Audie Blaylock and Redline. Their new album, Hard Country, dropped in June and the first single release, A Natural Thing just appeared on the June Bluegrass Music Profiles Magazine Top 30 Hot Singles Chart and on Top Pick of the Month on the Bluegrass Radio Network. Audie Blaylock has performed with legendary bluegrass musicians, and his session work has earned a Grammy® nomination for Best Bluegrass Album and an International Bluegrass Music Association nomination for Recorded Event of the Year.
The band will play again Saturday morning, followed by a full day of both youth and adult competitors vying for cash prizes for best band, guitar, banjo, mandolin, and of course, fiddler. The event will also feature a few surprises in honor of the 20th anniversary. On Sunday the event continues with a bluegrass gospel jam in front of the Taylor House Museum.
We hope you will consider becoming a sponsor of this wonderful Berlin event and exposing your business to thousands of potential customers. Click HERE to see photos of previous Berlin Fiddlers Conventions and to learn about sponsorship opportunities. Please join the Berlin Chamber of Commerce in once again making the Berlin Fiddler's Convention another great success.
Friday from 8 - 10 PM and
Saturday 11 AM - 12 PM
Audie Blaylock and Redline had the honor of being nominated for the International Bluegrass Music Association’s Emerging Artist of the Year award in both 2005 and 2006. Audie Blaylock and Redline Official Website.
Blue Crab Crossing
Kicks off the event Friday Night at 7:00 PM!!
Friday night 7pm - 10pm
Saturday 10am - 5pm
- 10:00 am - Registration
- 11:00 am - 12:00 pm - Audie Blaylock and Redline
- 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm - Music Competition
- 5:00 pm - Awards
- 11:00 am - Bluegrass Gospel Jam at Taylor House Museum