Grand Lake Festivals is excited to present the 2019 Jana Jae Fiddle Camp & Music Fest, August 30, 31 & September 1 with free evening events at Snider’s Camp, and daytime small group instruction at the Grove Civic Center, 18th & Main, Grove OK. Entertainment by groups and participants takes place throughout the weekend, and spectators are welcome to come and enjoy without charge.
Not just for fiddles -- violin, viola, cello, mandolin, guitar, bass and other string and rhythm instruments are included, and the workshop is open to participants regardless of age or prior experience. Jim Garling, Jack Boydstun, and Bob Cross will teach guitar the entire weekend, such fun! Other focus groups now include mandolin with Russ Weeks, cello with Judy Jones, bass with Rosie Gorell, spoons with Shirley Adams, tabla drums with David Karnes, more! Outstanding instructors will coach all age groups, all levels of ability and varied musical styles. With over 20 qualified instructors, participants are grouped with peers and musicians of similar age and interest. This is a fun-filled weekend of learning, enjoying great entertainment and jamming with friends.
Friday evening August 30 the public is invited to the kick-off party and BBQ Dinner at Snider’s Camp catered by Dr. John’s BBQ, plus entertainment by the popular new group Contraband, Jana Jae and Friends, and Festival Fiddlers, followed by an open stage for groups. The event returns to Snider’s Camp on Saturday evening for a delicious fish fry by Dr John, entertainment, and a fun Amateur Fiddle Contest. Bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the lakeside dinners and entertainment, free to the public (food $10 plate). Saturday and Sunday at the Civic Center, the noon meal will be catered by Dr. John’s BBQ ($7 a plate). An added attraction at noon on Sunday will be the opportunity for the public to see what the participants have been working on as they entertain around the lunch tables.
Snider’s Camp is located 1 mile South and ½ mile East of the Honeycreek Bridge in Grove, and the Civic Center is at 18th & Main, Grove OK.
For more information or to register for the workshops online, visit www.grandlakefestivals.com or call 918-786-8896. This event is sponsored by Grand Lake Festivals, Inc. 501c3organization, Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Cherokee Nation Businesses, Grove Convention and Tourism Bureau, the City of Grove and area sponsors.