Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships
Rosin your bows and get some fresh strings ready for the 32nd Annual Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships – held on Sunday, August 26, 12-5pm in Lawrence, Kansas at South Park. Lots of great music to witness or get in on the contests yourself – there’s even a miscellaneous instruments category! Don’t miss the pre-party with a jam at Americana Music Academy on Saturday as well as a foray into the Busker Festival in downtown Lawrence 3-9pm on Saturday. We’ll be open 10am – 5pm on Saturday, so come on by and say hello. Details on the pre-party and more info on this great yearly event can be found at KansasFiddlingAndPicking.org
Not far behind the Fiddling & Picking is one of the greatest annual music events around – Winfield, also known as the Walnut Valley Festival, September 12 – 16 in Winfield, Kansas. Mass Street Music will be there, as we have been for more than 20 years, in our usual spot under the grandstand. Stop by and say hi to Jim, John and the rest of the crew.
Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival (OIBF)
And if you still haven’t gotten enough pickin’ and grinnin’, you can check out the Oklahoma International Bluegrass Festival, October 4 – 6, held near Guthrie, Oklahoma. Vince Gill will be there this year, as well as Byron Berline Band, the Red Dirt Rangers and more. Beppe Gambetta will also be performing at the festival and then will stop by Mass Street Music the day after, on Sunday, October 7 for a special evening performance. More details to come on Beppe’s Mass St Music visit.