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Topanga Banjo Fiddle Contest

May 19, 2019 View Website

On THREE STAGES plus The Dance Barn and Children’s area, set within Western movie sets and mountain locations — bring your instruments and “sit in” with jamming musicians!


Over 100 instrumental and singing contestants, plus performances by Hot October, Conjunto Jardin, Skillet Licorice and more!

DANCE BARN: Band Playoffs, Flatfoot Dancing Competition, a Flatfoot Dancing workshop, and Clogging, Square and Contra Dancing – with all live music by Rhythm Method String Band, Bees Knees and Panada!

PAVILION STAGE: Beginning Instrument Competitions, High Life Cajun Band and Mike Mahaney’s Cowboy Music & Poetry!

RAILROAD STAGE: Traditional Singing Playoffs, Intermediate Instrument Competition, Gypsy Blues and Ross Altman

EUCALYPTUS GROVE: Be sure to check out the new, expanded programs in the grove. Besides the normal Kid’s Program and youth-oriented music, there will be Organized Jams and Sing-alongs, all beginning at 11:00 am with: Women on the Move Trio,The Hollow Trees, Scottish Fiddlers of L.A., a beginner’s ukulele workshop with Bob Bledsoe (adults can join too!), a backup guitar workshop for Old-Time Jams and a Slow Old-Time Jam, both led by Kelly Marie Martin !

ALSO, the ever-popular Arts & Crafts for young children!

*NOTE: As to location, they plan to utilize Paramount Ranch in a somewhat altered form from the previous years, there will be some new stages built and few programmatic changes. They plan to keep the core of the contest, the festival and the open jamming the same as before. 

2903 Cornell Road Agoura Hills, CA 91301

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