Jana Jae Fiddle Camp and Music Fest Comes To Grove This Labor Day Weekend

For Immediate Release

Contact: Kathleen Pixley 918-786-8896

Music, Music, Music in Grove Oklahoma for Labor Day Festival

The 2022 JANA JAE FIDDLE CAMP & MUSIC FEST is Labor Day Weekend—September 2, 3 & 4, 2022. This event is held on beautiful Grand Lake O’ the Cherokees, at Snider’s Camp, and at the Grove Civic Center, 18th & Main, Grove, Oklahoma. Being on Grand Lake itself is worth the visit. With added sharing and learning for all string instruments, in a safe setting, what’s not to like? This is a great opportunity to learn to play your favorite instrument from qualified instructors. And it’s fun for all! All ages and all levels are welcome. There are instructors for all. Also, there are a few violins to loan for the weekend. Call ahead for this. Participants can register online at www.grandlakefestivals.com or by calling 918-786-8896

Friday, Sept. 2 the Festival opens at 6:30 p.m. with a kickoff party at Snider’s Camp, located 1 mile S and ½ mile E of Honey Creek Bridge in Grove. Stellar entertainment features World Champion Bones Player, Barry Patton of Winfield KS, Festival Fiddlers, Contraband, Jana Jae and Friends, and popular vocalist Clint Walker. A delicious barbecue dinner is served for $10/plate. Spectators are invited to bring lawn chairs and enjoy Friday and Saturday lakeside evenings ofentertainment free of charge.

Saturday evening, Sept. 3, again free to the public, held lakeside at Snider’s Camp with dinner for $10 a plate and great entertainment. Also entertaining will be Jana Jae & Friends, Barry Patton, and Clint Walker. Participant solo and group stage performances offer onstage opportunity to ‘show their stuff’ for Amazing Amateur Night, critiqued with individual written comments by Jana Jae.

For daytime events Sept 3 and 4, the air-conditioned, spacious Grove Civic Center is the place to be for workshops and master classes. It’s not just for fiddles! All ages, all levels, and all acoustic instruments are welcome! Fiddle, violin, viola, cello, mandolin, guitar, bass, ukulele and other string and rhythm instruments are included. Scholarship recipients and Instrument Recipients donated by AFT-ID and various luthiers will be recognized. Jim Garling and Jack Boydstun will teach guitar the entire weekend. Other workshop groups will include ukulele by Russ Weeks and Jenelle Sisco, mandolin by Russ Weeks, and rhythm bones by Barry Patton, spoons by Shirley Adams, djembe drums by David Karnes, and more! It’s an inspiring weekend filled with tips for better playing and help with individual questions.

Grand Lake Festivals, Inc. is a nonprofit 501c3 organization, and appreciates loyal staff and volunteers, Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment of the Arts, Cherokee Nation Businesses, Grove Area Chamber of Commerce, City of Grove, Grove Convention & Tourism Bureau, National Fiddler of Fame and all local and area sponsors.

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