51st annual Granite Quarry Civitan Fiddlers Convention is Saturday
Granite Quarry Civitan will honor Alexander for his promotion and preservation of Bluegrass and Old Time Traditional Music.
GRANITE QUARRY — The Granite Quarry Civitan will honor Glen Alexander for his accomplishments in the promotion and preservation of Bluegrass and Old Time Traditional Music at this, the 51st annual Fiddler’s convention. The convention is held each year on the second Saturday in October (Oct. 14 this year) at East Rowan High School.
Youth competition begins at 4:30 p.m. followed by adult individual and adult band competition.
Registration is 4-6 p.m. for all musicians.
Admission is $8; children under 12 free with paying adult. The Civitan Club will serve BBQ plates, hot dogs, hamburgers (sponsored by the Hot Dog Shack in Granite Quarry) and desserts from 11 a.m. until.
And who is Glen Alexander? He just may be the most influential fiddler in North Carolina that you have never heard of. Glen grew up in Pfafftown, a region of Winston-Salem dominated by Gospel and Bluegrass music. Growing up surrounded by a family of musicians he thought it a practical question to ask his classmates “What does your dad play?”
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