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Appletime Fiddle & Banjo Contest

Saturday, September 17, 2022 5:00PM - 9:00PM

George Portz & Friends of Bluegrass are once again kicking off the Appletime Fiddle & Banjo Contest at the Historic Liberty Theater. An Appletime staple for many years, the Fiddle & Banjo Contest showcases the best of the best in Bluegrass, Traditional, and Americana music.

Contestants register at the Liberty Theater starting at 5:00 PM. The contest begins at 6:00 PM. Registration and admission are both FREE!

2021 Results

Open Fiddle

  1. Natalie Bradshaw - Red Bud, IL
  2. Stephanie Wooley - Makanda, IL
  3. Caitlin Richards - Dahlgren, MO


  1. Jacob Morgan - Waterloo, IL
  2. Samuel Webb - Columbia, IL
  3. Mathew Worthington - Lebanon, IL

Junior Fiddle

  1. Maddie Dieters - Marion, IL
  2. Paris Nix - Murphysboro, IL
  3. Abbey Luthy - Du Quoin, IL
Brought to you by

George Portz & Friends of Bluegrass
- 5:00 PM
Contest Registration - 5:00 PM
Contest Starts - 6:00 PM

WHERE: The Historic Liberty Theater




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