Fiddlers Jamboree set for Saturday

Submitted to the Herald Review

EVART — An afternoon of traditional acoustic music is on tap for attendees of the Original Michigan Fiddlers Association Fiddlers Jamboree on Saturday, May 21, at the Evart VFW Hall.

The jamboree is free to attend and will begin with fiddlers performing at the microphone from 1 to 4 p.m. at the hall, located at 4681 85th Ave., south of Evart. During the dinner hour from 4 to 5:30 p.m. will be open mic time, with square and round dancing beginning at 5:30 p.m. Food and refreshments will be available.

Donations are gratefully accepted but not solicited under the guise of buying a ticket. Anyone who plays an acoustic instrument and desires to join in is welcome to play back-up, fiddle at the microphone, or jam with other musicians.

Additionally, there are usually groups jamming outside or in other areas of the building. Fiddlers from all over the state will be entertaining and, on occasion, a player or two from out of state. The type of music performed is old-time country, jigs, reels, waltzes and whatever else the fiddlers can remember.

For more information, contact Edna Johnson (231) 734-3251.