Sunday, October 11
CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF HILT KELLY
Noon – 7:00 pm
Roxbury Arts Center
5025 Vega Mountain Road
Sponsored by Miller’s Drug Store
Noon: Square Dance with Tremperskill Boys
2 PM: Tremperskill Boys
3 PM: Laura Kortright & Steve Jacobi
4 PM: Brittany Haas & Nic Gareiss
5 PM: Linsey Beckett
6 PM: All-star Jam
Gourmet Food Truck Ate.O.Ate Catering serving throughout the day!
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 and presence and inspiration filled the Roxbury Arts Center – in the hall named for him – with infectious energy. Hilt passed away this year, but 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.
Audience members are encouraged to bring their instruments and join the bands in the All-Star Jam, a highlight of FIDDLERS! Advance Tickets for FIDDLERS! 22 are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors and students. All tickets purchased the day of the event are $25. For tickets and more information please call the Roxbury Arts Group at 607.326.7908 or visit www.roxburyartsgroup.org.
FIDDLERS! 22 is sponsored by Miller’s Drugstore of Margaretville
Programs offered by the Roxbury Arts Group in 2015 are supported by the A. Lindsay and Olive B. O’Connor Foundation, the Robinson-Broadhurst Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, with the support of Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature, Robert & Nellie Gipson, 2015 Season Sponsor WIOX Community Radio 91.3 FM, and by the generosity of our business sponsors and individual donors like you.