Roswell Hosts Country's Best Fiddle Players
ROSWELL, N.M., May 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MainStreet Roswell, Roswell Parks and Recreation, and Roswell Lodgers Tax are presenting the MainStreet Roswell Fiddle and Griddle Festival June 8-9, 2012. What a wonderful way to celebrate the Centennial of our Great State. The Country's best fiddle players will compete in a two day event for $20,000 in prize money. This festival will feature local talent as well as musicians from far and wide. Multiple stages will be set up around the downtown area. Main Street will be closed from 2nd to 5th Streets on Friday and Saturday. Third, Fourth and Fifth Streets will be filled with activities as well.
Artisans and crafters will be displaying their wares down the middle of Main Street. Our MainStreet Roswell merchants will be joining the festivities on the sidewalks as well as welcoming our visitors into their stores. Local flavor will abound with the many food selections including fork tender BBQ Brisket dinners or sandwiches on Restaurant Row. Activities and entertainment will be provided by local 4-H groups, non-profits, bands, street entertainers, a children's area with flintstone powered toys, stick horses and more to expend some of their never ending energy. Transportation by covered wagon will be provided from the parking areas by the Lions Club There will be a Street Dance on Main Street on Friday night and jam sessions by the contestants. Not only will you be able to hear some of the greatest fiddle players, there will be groups playing on the various stages during the day.
Fiddle Competition MC: Ron Sowell, Music Director for NPR's Mountain Stage. The renowned Flying J Wranglers will be making a guest appearance at noon on Saturday. Saturday night will feature a band and the finalists of the Fiddle Contest will also entertain.
Also featured is a BBQ Contest with $8,000 in prize money. The BBQ contest will begin early Saturday morning. The aroma of smoked meats and BBQ Sauce will permeate the air. The great chefs will be more than willing to share their secrets and techniques and are sure to have great hints for your summer backyard BBQing.
Information and applications are available online at www.mainstreetroswell.org for Fiddle contestants, vendors and BBQrs.
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