Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championship

37th Annual Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships

Every 4th weekend in August top musicians convene in Lawrence, KS to compete and perform.

This long running event resembles a reunion as musicians form circles jamming under trees throughout the park. Former contestants return as professional performers. Some competitors are the second and third generations of their family to participate. Fans gather on blankets to enjoy music and cheer on their friends as they compete. Food vendors, artists and community groups fill the street and park paths. For many years, luthiers have joined the event to share their latest original handmade instruments. Mark your calendar for the 37th Annual — August 27, 2017.

See the list of 2016 winners here!


Harmony Singing Workshop Announced

Join Michael Paull and Terri Laddusaw at Americana Music Academy Saturday, August 27 at 2:00 for a workshop in harmony singing. This popular duo will take a familiar tune and teach three different arrangements of harmony singing.  Beginning with the standard “academic-style” harmonies and moving on to the jazzy popular style of groups like the Andrews Sisters, the class will wrap-up with the rootsy, country style familiar from films like Oh Brother Where Art Thou. Come prepared to sing and join the the jam session at 3:00.

Registration is $10 at the door. Advanced reservations can be made by emailing [email protected]  Space is limited.

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