Clinch River Mandolin Festival & Contest

Sept 27, 2014 All Day
Venue
Matthews Park by Oxbow Center
Address
16622 East Riverside Drive
Matthews Park near Oxbow Center
St. Paul, VA 24283
Region Heart Of Appalachia
Locality Wise
Date(s)/Time:
Saturday, September 27, 2014 (10:00 AM-10:00 PM)
Coordinator's Cell: (276) 393-6599
Festival & Contest Site clinchrivermandolinfestival.com

The town of St. Paul, VA, is only 35 minutes (on easy four-lane roads) from I- 81 (exit 14) at Abingdon, VA. On Saturday, September 27, 2014 (rain or shine), the town will sponsor an all-day festival immediately next to the pristine, tree-lined Clinch River, called "America's Crown Jewel" by the Nature Conservancy.

The CLINCH RIVER MANDOLIN FESTIVAL AND CONTEST includes an evening open-air (bring lawn chairs) concert by the band Grasstowne (grasstowne.com), with mandolinist Alan Bibey, plus festival foods/vendors; a mandolin player workshop (for a fee -- limited numbers); and unplanned jams.

There will be an acoustic (any nonelectric instrument) "open microphone" on stage for preteens only; a nice playground, new handicapped toilets, a bluegrass miniconcert (band TBA) for ATV drivers on the 70-mile Mountain View trail daytime(spearheadtrails.com), a pre-concert band performance that evening, etc.. The Clinch is great for kayaking, fishing, etc. (boat rentals and ATV rentals are available).

The bluegrass/old timey mandolin CONTEST will be during the day and Mr. Bibey will be a judge.

THIS IS JUST A GREAT SMALL TOWN EVENT DONE BY TALENTED LOCAL PEOPLE WHO LOVE THEIR TOWN.

For more info: Dr. Gary Crum, 276 393 6599, or clinchrivermandolinfestival.com.

Also, remember the multi-day Clinch River Festival held every spring (clinchriverfestival.com)!



Admission Fee: reasonable entry fee for festival and registration fees for mandolin contestants

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Last Updated: 6/26/2014 1:18 PM
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