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The 23rd Annual Black Creek Fiddlers' Reunion

  • Presented By: Black Creek Fiddlers Reunion Location: Altamont Fairgrounds 129 Grand St., Altamont, NY 12009 Altamont, NY 12009
  • Dates: May 27, 2022 - May 30, 2022
  • Recurrence: Recurring daily
  • Time: 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM
  • Price: $30
  • Overview

    SAVE THE DATES! We are planning an in-person 2022 Black Creek Fiddlers’ Reunion on Memorial Day Weekend, May 27-28-29. REGISTRATION OPEN NOW!
    Black Creek is an annual festival devoted to Old-Time music, held over Memorial Day Weekend at the Altamont Fairgrounds (near Albany, NY USA).

    There are no stage performances, no spectators. We come to Black Creek to PLAY music – specifically Old-Time music rooted in Appalachian traditions. (You may occasionally hear related traditions – a Cajun jam or a mountain gospel sing; you won’t hear generic folk or bluegrass style music.) It’s a “Fiddlers’ Reunion,” but Creekers bring all the acoustic string-band instruments – fiddle, banjo, mandolin, bass, guitar, mountain dulcimer, plus a few extras.

    You’ll find scattered around the grounds small, informal jams – eight folks pulled into a tight circle under an easy-up; a banjo player & a fiddler trading tunes under a shade tree; the all-day jam in the Welcome Tent; & dozens more.

    Some of us are just a bit beyond beginner on our instrument or new to Old-Time style, and some of us are expert multi-instrumentalists. Everyone is welcome.

    You can stop by for the day but most of us camp out Friday-Saturday-Sunday in tents or small trailers. There are several fair buildings open for jamming in case of rain.

    Extras at the festival might include short skills workshops, a square dance, an all-camp potluck for Saturday dinner; a Sunday morning song circle. What extras (if any) seem prudent in 2022 has not yet been decided.

    Continue to check here for updates.

    After 2 years online, Black Creek will be IN-PERSON in 2022. WHY REGISTER NOW for Black Creek in late May?
    – Register now to say HURRAY! and HECK YEAH!
    – Register now to help pay for the festival’s early expenses.
    – Register now to give the planning group your vote of confidence.
    We have a flexible refund policy if anything changes in your life by Memorial Day.

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