Apr 04 2016

2016 Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention

2016 Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention

The Fourteenth Annual Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention will be held at the Newport Recreation Center in Newport, VA on June 10-11, 2016. This festival honors the life and music of local old-time fiddler Henry Reed and is proud to have grown into it’s fourteenth year! The Henry Reed Memorial Fiddlers Convention is an official Crooked Road Affiliated Festival.

Friday’s activities begin at 5 PM. The Reed Family Band with Alan Jabbour kicks things off, followed by 2 sets each from the featured bluegrass and old-time bands. Individual competitions will start at 3 PM on Saturday, followed by the band competitions. Alan Jabbour will offer a 2-day fiddle workshop from 10-noon on Friday and Saturday morning.

WNRV will be on-site again this year to cover all the hours of great live music from the festival on both days.

Admission is $8 per person per day on Friday and Saturday, or $15 for the weekend. All contestants pay $15 admission and they can get a festival t-shirt or $10 back after they compete. No pre-registration is needed, you register on-site.

Gates open 10 AM on Thursday, there is no admission fee on Thursday. Thursday-Saturday night camping is an additional $10 per person per night (rough) and $15 per person per night (electric, limited number available).

Vendors spots are available for $35. This is for the entire weekend and includes admission and camping for 2 people.

More information on the festival is available at the Henry Reed Convention Facebook page. Contact us if you have any questions about the festival.


WNRV will partner with the Henry Reed festival again in 2016 to offer a special combined advertising deal. New WNRV customers that take a full-page advertisement in the official Henry Reed festival booklet may be eligible for a discount for their WNRV advertising. Contact WNRV to get details on how we can help you promote your group or business while supporting the local community.DSC_0017

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