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Grand Master Fiddler Championship
Sat., September 3, 9:45 am-5:00 pmFree
The two-day Grand Master Fiddler Championship determines the top fiddler in North America. Held annually between 1972 and 1997 at now-defunct theme park Opryland USA, the event resumed in 2005 as part of the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual Fan Fest. In 2013, the contest moved to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Past winners, such as Mark O’Connor and Jimmy Mattingly, have gone on to successful recording and touring careers. Competition rounds will take place over two days, interspersed with performances. The new Grand Master Fiddler Champion will make an appearance on the Grand Ole Opry at a later date. For full schedule, registration information and contest rules, visit grandmasterfiddler.com.