One of the grandest Murphysboro Apple Festival traditions is the Fiddle & Banjo Contest, tonight (Saturday September 14) at the Liberty Theater. As usual, George Portz & the Friends of Bluegrass are hosting, opening with a set of their own music before the contestants begin. As always, the event is free – come cheer on your local favorites, and maybe spot some stars of the future!
5pm: Registration begins in lobby – there are Open and Junior divisions for the Fiddle Contest, and the Banjo Contest is Open.
Also 5pm: George Portz & the Friends of Bluegrass perform in the theater.
6pm: The contest begins.
Hope to see everyone there, supporting their local musicians!