The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Monday Newspaper

June 2, 2014

Music festival details to be released

GREENVILLE — Details are to be released this week, about what is expected to be a major musical event in downtown Greenville this fall.

A press conference has been set inside Greenville Municipal Auditorium (GMA) Tuesday morning, formally announcing the inaugural Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest. The event, named in honor of Wills — the legendary “King of Western Swing” — is scheduled to take place the weekend of October 31-November 2 and is being held in concert with the Estate of Bob Wills and the Bob Wills Heritage Foundation.

Tuesday’s press conference is being hosted by Carolyn Wills, the daughter of Bob Wills, and event organizers.

The Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest will take place at venues around downtown Greenville, including the Texan Theater, which will re-open this fall following a multi-million dollar renovation,  and the historic GMA. The fiddle contest will feature nationally recognized judges and is expected to draw fiddlers of all ages from around the country for preliminary rounds on Saturday and finals on Sunday. The evenings will feature nationally known Western Swing acts at the Texan Theater and GMA. The Saturday night concert at the GMA will be headlined by the Time Jumpers, whose members include Vince Gill and Nashville session fiddle player and Whitewright native Larry Franklin.

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