Old Time Jamboree


April 24-26, 2020

Unfortunately, this event is now canceled out of an abundance of caution surrounding covid19. It will return in 2021.

Sertoma Youth Ranch, Brooksville FL

A great time was had at last year’s Old Time Jamboree at beautiful Sertoma Youth Ranch in Brooksville sponsored by FSFA.  We had a great turnout and tons of fun.  The Old Time Jamboree is an opportunity for us to gather together for some bangin’ and sawin’ out tunes, and just makin’ a joyous racket together!  Put it on your calendar for next year!

Saturday featured event:  back by popular demand, the return of our Fiddle/Banjo Duet Contest!  Cash prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.  Contest rules are as follows:
  • Entry fee is $20 per duo.
  • Old Time Music Only  (Fiddle must be played in the Old Time Style to qualify.  Banjo must be played in Clawhammer style to qualify.)
  • Each duet will consist of one banjo and one fiddle only.  No backup instruments.
  • Each duet will play two tunes.  A medley will be counted as two and you must notify judges that you will be playing a medley.
  • You may enter the contest twice if you play both banjo and fiddle, but you may only enter once on each instrument. You must pay entry fee for each time competing.
  • Judges decisions are final.

1st Place – Lloyd Baldwin (fiddle) and Brent Baldwin (banjo)
2nd Place – Bobby Lolley (fiddle) and Bob Murphy (banjo)
3rd Place – Jenny James (fiddle) and Clay Black (banjo)
(see pics and more on our Facebook page!)

The Jamboree begins on Friday night with a potluck dinner at 6:00 pm.   Bring something to share, meet and greet.  There will be lots of jamming and learning.  All skill levels welcome.  Contact Volunteer Coordinator Deb Gilman if you would be interested in volunteering to help with registration and/or other duties during the event. (debbysuefiddler@gmail.com)

We will have the Soggy Bottom Pavilion in the very back of the campground on Saturday for performances.  Please try to camp in that area so as not to bother other campers with our late night jams!  Campsite locations are first come, first served.  This is a beautiful, shady campground with water & electric hookups (dump station available).  Primitive camping (no hookups) is $15 per night, and water/electric sites are $25.  Reservations are not required, but be sure to tell them you are with the FSFA group so you go to the right area.  FSFA Jamboree admission is only $10 per person for FSFA members, and $15 for non-members (kids are free, cash or checks only, please!) so come on out and have a good time, and help support the Florida State Fiddlers Association!  (If not camping, Sertoma  charges a $5 park fee for walk-ins.)

Florida State Fiddlers Association – promoting old-time fiddle music in Florida and beyond.

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