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Common Ground on the Hill Roots Music & Arts Festival & Deer Creek Fiddlers’ Convention

July 8, 2023 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm

To mark the culmination of Common Ground on the Hill’s Traditions Weeks, an all-day festival features music, traditional arts, crafts, food vendors, and a wine and beer garden. 3-time GRAMMY winner Tom Chapin headlines. Other acts include Blues Hall of Fame band Professor Louie & the Crowmatix, GRAMMY nominee Guy Davis, Nicolas Carter, Steafan Hannigan, Shannon Quinn, Michael G. Ronstadt, Barry Mitterhoff, John Haywood, Bryan McDowell, Susan Boyer Haley, Tom Mindte, Andy Cohen, Ken Kolodner, and many more. Host band: Walt Michael & Co.
The day begins with the 52nd Deer Creek Fiddlers’ Convention with band and individual instrumentalists and vocal competitions in genres including bluegrass, old-time and Celtic music, as well as the Eileen Carson Schatz Memorial Appalachian Dance contest. Contestant registration opens at 9 AM; competition begins at 10 AM. Contestant tickets include all access to the Festival.
The crowning event of the festival is the awarding of the Robert H. Chambers Award for Excellence in the Traditional Arts. This year’s award recipient is Tom Chapin.
In-person Deer Creek contest includes BAND and INDIVIDUAL competition.
Prizes include:
* Eastman Guitar
* Eastman Mandolin
* Gold Tone Banjo
* Refurbished Nippon Fiddle by luthier Thomas Precht
Additional info at https://www.commongroundonthehill.org/festival/common-ground-on-the-hill-roots-music-arts-festival
Tickets range from $20-$40. Children 12 & under free. Senior, student and Deer Creek contestant discounts.
Purchase tickets online at https://app.enrollsy.com/enroll/concerts-cgoth/