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31st Annual Fiddler's Jamboree Tickets On Sale Now
Posted Date: 12/6/2017

Tickets are on sale now at the Grande Prairie Museum for the 31st Annual Fiddlers' Jamboree. Fiddler Sale 2018

"Feedback from last years' event indicated spectators and those who purchased tickets as gifts for friends and family members wanted tickets available for Christmas" says Robin White, Marketing and Development Coordinator with Culture and Heritage. "With this in mind, our Event Coordinator began preparations early and we are pleased to have tickets available now."

The 2018 Fiddlers' Jamboree is at the Grande Prairie Regional College, Douglas J Cardinal Performing Arts Centre on Sunday, April 8 from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Ticket prices for the annual event are $30 for adults (18+), $25 for seniors (60+) and $15 for youth (under 18). Purchase tickets in person at the Grande Prairie Museum in Muskoseepi Park during regular business hours by cash, cheque, debit or credit. Purchase tickets by phone by calling the Grande Prairie Museum at 780-830-7090.

Early Bird Discount

Tickets purchased before Dec 23, 2017 receive a 20% discount. "We have the tickets available much earlier this year" says Estefany Benitez, Programming and Events Coordinator. "The early-bird discount is an incentive to purchase tickets as Christmas gifts and helps us determine is we should continue with advanced sales for future events."

What to Expect

Spectators of all ages enjoy an afternoon of traditional and modern fiddling music and dance, from novice to senior professional. The Jamboree is a unique opportunity for Fiddlers and fiddling enthusiasts to come together as a community to celebrate music and diversity.

How to Get Involved

Anyone interested in registering as a performer in the Jamboree can contact Estefany at the Grande Prairie Museum by phone at 780-830-7090 or email culture@cityofgp.com

Background

The first Fiddlers' Jamboree was in the kitchen of the Grande Prairie Museum in 1987. The event was loosely organized but everyone had a good time and a tradition was born. The Jamboree outgrew the venue and relocated to the Golden Age Centre and eventually to the Grande Prairie Regional College, Douglas J. Cardinal Performing Arts Centre. The Fiddlers' Jamboree remained a part of the Culture & Heritage Department in their efforts to preserve the intangible heritage of old time fiddle music that is multi-generational and cross-cultural.

Approximately half the fiddlers whom participate in the jamboree are local or live in the Grande Prairie Region (Wembley, Sexsmith, Debolt, Fahler) with past members travelling from central Alberta (Joussard, Nampa, Redwater); northern Alberta (Peace River, Frt. McMurray); British Columbia (Dawson Creek, Frt. St. John); and the Northwest Territories (Watson Lake, Hay River).