The first snap of Autumn, the vibrant colors on the mountainside, and the scent of harvest means its time for fiddling, square dancing, fine homemade food, and world renowned folk musicians in Hilt Kelly Hall at the Roxbury Arts Center; it’s time for the FIDDLERS! Festival, and this one promises to be extra special.
For over two decades, FIDDLERS! revolved around Catskill fiddling legend Hilt Kelly, whose music, presence, and inspiration filled the Roxbury Arts Center – in the hall named for him – with infectious energy. His spirit will infuse FIDDLERS! 22, as a new crop of top folk artists celebrate his life and continue the vibrant Catskill tradition he embodied for generations.
FIDDLERS! 22 will feature a wide array of talent: Champion Canadian fiddling phenom Linsey Beckett brings award-winning musicianship and expert clogging; fiddler Brittany Haas, of newgrass stars Crooked Still, and celebrated dancer-musician Nic Gareiss offer up songs and percussive step-dancing; famed fiddlers Laura Kortright and Steve Jacobi will bring boot-stompin’ tunes; old time string band The Tremperskill Boys’ distinctive Scotch-Irish fueled, hard driving Appalachian sound is guaranteed to get the dancers spinning. Throughout the day, special guests will take the stage to pay tribute to Hilt Kelly in song and story, while gourmet food truck Ate.O.Ate catering serves up high-quality, down-home fare. Get your tickets today!
FIDDLERS! 22: Celebrating the Life of Hilt Kelly
Sunday, October 11, Noon – 7:00 pm
At the Roxbury Arts Center
Tickets: Advance Adult $20; Advance Stu./Sen. $18
All tickets purchased the day of the event are $25
Advance tickets are highly recommended!
Sponsored by Miller’s Drug Store