The Jana Jae Fiddle Camp and Music Festival is bringing musicians and entertainment to the Grand Lake area over Labor Day weekend. †

All events are at Sniderís Camp, located just south of Grove on the beautiful bank of Grand Lake Oí the Cherokees. They are free to the public with great food and entertainment on Friday and Saturday nights. †

The food line opens at 6:30 p.m. with delicious barbeque on Friday night and a fish fry on Saturday night. Food is $7 a plate.† Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy good food, great entertainment and jammin.í

The Amateur Fiddle Contest highlights the evening on Saturday and is always great fun for all.† For those not enrolled in the Fiddle Camp, registration for this contest is $5 with cash awards going to the top three winners in six divisions.

Daytime fiddle workshops will be held at the Grove Civic Center on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Fiddle instructors will demonstrate and teach various music styles including Celtic, old-time, bluegrass and contest. There will be other very interesting and entertaining sessions as the participants learn to play in jams, put on a successful performance, compete in contests, handle stage fright, play harmony for twin or triple fiddles and much more.† †

All participants will be featured in the Fiddle Camp finale on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. at the Civic Center.†† Admission is free to all events.

In addition to the fiddle workshops Grand Lake Festivals will also offer a Twin Fiddle & Fiddle Harmonies Workshop.† This workshop will illustrate with tutorials, sheet music and demonstrations, the difference between twin fiddle harmony and traditional ensemble harmony.† There will also be guitar and mandolin workshops offered for $10 registration fee (free to those registered in the Fiddle Camp).† These workshops will be held at noon on Saturday, August 30.

This Festival is made possible by volunteers of Grand Lake Festivals, Inc., many local and area sponsors, the area media, with the assistance of the Oklahoma Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts and is a special event as the work of learning becomes fun as the participants share their talents with each other and the spectators.† Held at the Grove Civic Center Sat. and Sun., Aug. 30 & 31 , and at Sniderís Camp Fri. and Sat. evenings, Aug. 29 and 30.

Call 918-786-8896 for information or visit††