Keeping the old time traditional music alive and lively, members of the Osage Stomp String Band will kick off the entertainment at Snider's Camp on Friday, Sept. 1, for the opening events of the 22nd annual Jana Jae Fiddle Camp.

The band members include: Shirley Adams, fiddle; Lucy Weberling, mandolin; Bob Cross, guitar and Rosie Gorrell, bass. 

During the camp, set for Sept. 1 to 3, musicians and instructors will cover all age groups and all levels of ability and interest in playing the fiddle/violin, guitar and other instruments during the camp during a weekend of learning and more.

More about the camp

This event is not just for fiddlers – violin, viola, cello, mandolin, guitar, bass and other string and rhythm instruments are included, and the workshops are open to participants regardless of age or prior experience.

Anyone who plays the guitar or wants to learn to play the guitar can sign up to participate in the weekend sessions with Jim Garling.

Musicians from all backgrounds, cultures and age groups learn new tunes, different styles, bowings, styles, arranging and improvisation during the camp.

Each participant has the opportunity to enjoy playing in a group or as a soloist on stage, using helpful instructions and tips on how to play with groups, how best to perform in contests and how to engage an audience.

Evening events

Evening events are at Snider’s Camp, located one mile south and a half mile east of Honey Creek Bridge, while daytime sessions take place at the Grove Civic Center, 1702 South Main, Grove.

Participants will play on stage throughout the weekend and spectators are welcome to at the event, free to the public.

The weekend schedule kicks off on Friday, Sept. 1, with a BBQ dinner and music at Snider's Camp. Among those set to perform, in addition to the Osage Stomp String Band includes Jana Jae and Friends, the Festival Fiddlers and more.

Saturday evening's events include a fish fry and entertainment at Snider's Camp, including an amature fiddle contest. 

During both evenings, participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs. Meals are $10 a plate, however the event is free to the public.

For more information or to register online, persons interested may visit www.grandlakefestivals.com or call 918-786-8896.

The event is sponsored by volunteers from Grand Lake Festivals, Inc., Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau, the City of Grove and area sponsors.