Festival brings old time music lovers to Athens

Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention held at Athens State

ATHENS, Ala. - A celebration of old time music kicked off Thursday in Athens. The Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention is being held on the campus of Athens State. 

The three day festival features concerts, vendors, and of course a music competition. The winner will be crowned the Alabama State Fiddler Champion.

"Probably 150-200 musicians that will come and there's about 20 different musical categories and it's all about old time music all weekend long," said Rick Mould co-director the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention.

The competition will begin Friday at 7 pm. Organizers expect about 15,000 people to attend the festival.
 


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