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Georgia Old-Time Fiddlers Conventions: A Centennial Celebration

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the Georgia Old-Time Fiddlers Conventions, Georgia State University is presenting an event that highlights the significance of the conventions and their importance in the development of country music.  The event will include guest speakers, an educational workshop, music performances, and a demonstration of an old-time fiddling contest.

Guest speakers include Wayne Daniel, author of Pickin’ on Peachtree, A History of Country Music in Atlanta, Georgia; Kevin Fontenot, coeditor of the forthcoming North of the Ohio: Northern Fiddlers and Stringbands of the 1920s; and Steve Goodson, author of Highbrows, Hillbillies, and Hellfire: Public Entertainment in Atlanta, 1880-1930.  There will also be an educational workshop led by James Akenson from Tennessee Tech University, and music performances by the Georgia Crackers and the Skillet Lickers.

This event will be held on Saturday April 6, 2013 from 12:00-5:00 at Dahlberg Hall (located at 30 Courtland St. SE on the Georgia State University campus in downtown Atlanta, GA).  Admission is Free. Please RSVP to Kevin Fleming at 404-413-2891 or  For additional information please visit our Facebook page at