The 27th Annual Berlin Fiddlers Convention is happening September 20th-22nd, 2019 in the streets of beautiful, historic Berlin, MD, USA. Thousands of dollars worth of cash and prizes will be awarded to youth and adult contestants in the categories of Mandolin, Banjo, Fiddle, Band… and the Maryland State Flatpicking Guitar Championship!
Don’t forget that this event is completely family friendly, fun, and FREE!!!
Many more details to be announced – such as performers, contestant registration, and vendor applications – so stay tuned!!!

Maryland State Flatpicking Guitar Championship Berlin Fiddlers Convention Berlin, MD

Three days of FREE, Live, Bluegrass Music!!! Bluegrass musicians from across the country vie for thousands in cash prizes in Adult and Youth Fiddle, Banjo, Guitar, Mandolin and Bluegrass Band competitions. Open to all.

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Hailing from the mountain towns of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, and Maryland, The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers draw freely from Old-Time, Bluegrass, Rockabilly, and Swing music to create their own brand of high energy, Appalachian Bluegrass. Gary Antol (guitar/vocals) and Libby Eddy (fiddle/vocals) founded the band in 2014 with a very simple goal: write good songs, honor the music, and take it to the road. In the time since, JFS has appeared at festivals and clubs all across the country. “The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers are a daring and talented young bunch, and I can only hope that they manage to reach out and unite the bluegrass and old-time communities as easily as their music does.” -Bluegrass Unlimited