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WELCOME TO THE WESTERN OPEN FIDDLE FAMILY!
When we reflect upon the 38 years of the Western Open Fiddle Championships, it is the people who have made it so special. Many of the members of the Western Open Committee have been on board for every contest. We've watched some of our "fiddle kids" on their journeys as they competed all the way from the Peewee through the Open Division. Many of those "kids" are now fiddle teachers, and it is with great joy that we watch the children follow in their parents' footsteps on the Western Open stage. There will be people in the audience this year who have attended every contest, as well as those who are here for the very first time. Every year there are new contestants and new audience members, all of whom we welcome to our "Fiddle Family." We say to all, "Welcome!" and we look forward to sharing the magic of old time fiddle music with you.
If you would like to make a donation to the Western Open Fiddle Championships you may do so by clicking the PayPal "Buy Now" Button below. The Western Open operates under the direction and oversight of the California State Old Time Fiddlers Dissociation - District 6, A California non-profit and U.S. IRS 501 (c) (3) Charitable corporation, formed to educate and perpetuate the art and cultural heritage of Fiddle Music . All donations are tax deductible - a certificate of donation is available upon request.
In the interest of full disclosure: we pay a small fee to PayPal for the use of their "Buy Now" button. All of the officers for the Western Open donate their time and energy to the event. The significant costs of putting on the Western Open Fiddle Championships result from renting the facilities, purchasing trophies, prize monies, food for judges and committee members, various vendors, sleeping accommodations and stipend for fiddle and picking judges, printing, contest supplies etc.
CONTACT US: Mailing Address: PO Box 101, Red Bluff CA 96080 Phone: (530) 527-6127 Fax: (530) 528-0431 MAP to the Red Bluff Elks Lodge
We are honored and humbled by the love and support of our Fiddle Family for almost four decades! We’ll start the festivities on Thursday night with our Hymn Sing (renamed from the Gospel Jam we have had the past two years.) This is fast becoming a favorite community event and celebrates gospel music which has deep roots in the country tradition. We’ll have various bands performing; hand out lyrics; and join all our voices in celebrating the grand old hymns. We’re bringing back the ever-popular Junior Jukebox on Friday evening and then we are having a special celebration for those musicians who had their musical beginnings here in the North State—in District 6 and at the Western Open—who went on to win State and/or National Championships. We will be showcasing just a few of these homegrown success stories in our Champions in Concert. Check the complete tentative schedule elsewhere on this website and make your plans to join us at the 37th Western Open Fiddle Championships.
WELCOME TO THE WESTERN OPEN FIDDLE FAMILY!
If you would like to make a donation to the Western Open Fiddle Championships you may do so by clicking the PayPal "Buy Now" Button below. The Western Open operates under the direction and oversight of the California State Old Time Fiddlers Dissociation - District 6, A California non-profit and U.S. IRS 501 (c) (3) Charitable corporation, formed to educate and perpetuate the art and cultural heritage of Fiddle Music . All donations are tax deductible - a certificate of donation is available upon request.
In the interest of full disclosure: we pay a small fee to PayPal for the use of their "Buy Now" button. All of the officers for the Western Open donate their time and energy to the event. The significant costs of putting on the Western Open Fiddle Championships result from renting the facilities, purchasing trophies, prize monies, food for judges and committee members, various vendors, sleeping accommodations and stipend for fiddle and picking judges, printing, contest supplies etc.
CONTACT US: Mailing Address: PO Box 101, Red Bluff CA 96080 Phone: (530) 527-6127 Fax: (530) 528-0431 MAP to the Red Bluff Elks Lodge
When we reflect upon the 38 years of the Western Open Fiddle Championships, it is the people who have made it so special. Many of the members of the Western Open Committee have been on board for every contest. We've watched some of our "fiddle kids" on their journeys as they competed all the way from the Peewee through the Open Division. Many of those "kids" are now fiddle teachers, and it is with great joy that we watch the children follow in their parents' footsteps on the Western Open stage. There will be people in the audience this year who have attended every contest, as well as those who are here for the very first time. Every year there are new contestants and new audience members, all of whom we welcome to our "Fiddle Family." We say to all, "Welcome!" and we look forward to sharing the magic of old time fiddle music with you.
Fiddle Family Reunion Tentative Schedule