Dan Emmett, author of “Dixie”, was well known for his fiddle playing ability. It is to his legacy that the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival is dedicated. In honor of our musical icon, the Festival is again hosting the Fiddle Contest on Saturday, August 13 at the First-Knox Main Stage on the town square.
The Fiddle Contest will begin at 11:00 am with 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place prizes for each of the four categories: (1) Ages 11 and under, (2) Ages 12-19, (3) Open Class, (4) Ages 55 and over. Contest-ready players of all ages are invited to register and perform. Four to six minutes are allotted to each performer to dazzle the judges with skill and showmanship. Contestant registration will be open until the schedule is full.