Bob Wills Fiddle Festival & Contest
October 13, 2017 to October 15, 2017
Downtown Greenville, TX
About the Event:
Mark your calendars now for the fourth annual Bob Wills Fiddle Festival & Contest, slated for Friday, Oct. 13 through Sunday, Oct. 15 in downtown Greenville, Texas. The event-packed weekend includes two ticketed shows at the beautifully renovated Greenville Municipal Auditorium: Oct. 13 at 8 p.m., the Kenneth Threadgill Concert Series presents co-headliners Johnny Bush, the Houston-born country singer and “Whiskey River” songwriter, and Austin’s Americana royal couple, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis, appearing with esteemed multi-instrumentalist Warren Hood; Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m., multi-platinum-selling country artist Clay Walker headlines a bill also featuring Grammy-winning former Asleep at the Wheel fiddler Jason Roberts and his band performing with 89-year-old Texas Playboys vocalist Leon Rausch and 94-year-old saxophonist Billy Briggs. (We’ll also be celebrating Rausch’s 90th birthday that night.) The GMA is located at 2821 Washington St., Greenville, Texas.
This unique festival also includes the popular two-day, seven-division Bob Wills Fiddle Contest, with an all-ages category honoring its namesake that features winners from other contests containing officially sanctioned Bob Wills Divisions; the Friday pre-concert Big Ball in G-Town dinner-dance for sponsors and patrons, a ticketed event featuring the Jason Roberts Band, at 6 p.m.; free, open-to-the-public Friday and Saturday post-concert dances; and other free indoor and outdoor concerts, dances and family-friendly activities honoring legendary western-swing king Bob Wills and his famed Texas Playboys.