October 8, 2020–9:13 p.m.
DOWNTOWN ROME NEWS RELEASE
Fiddlin’ Fest Between the Rivers Transforms Downtown Rome Into One Giant Street Festival Featuring Bluegrass Music & Vintage Fun
The 2020 Fiddlin’ Fest Between the Rivers is a FREE bluegrass street festival in Downtown Rome featuring the classical sounds of bluegrass music on two live music stages along with activities along every block of the festival. The event will be held Saturday, Oct. 10 on Broad Street. Broad Street will close to traffic in the 100, 200, 300, 400 blocks. It will begin at noon and go until 5pm. The event is free thanks to Downtown Rome businesses and property owners (BID), the Hampton Inn, and River City Bank.
Many different regional and local bluegrass bands recognized for their instrumental talent and musical energy were invited to be a part of this event.
Musicians who enjoy the vintage tones of acoustic picking will be playing on both ends throughout the festival.
In addition to music, there will be fun extended to every block of the festival. There will be arts and crafts vendors set up in the 100 block. Cars on Broad car show will feature cars from every decade including pre-1950, street rod, original, rat rod, trucks and more. The Armuchee Ruritan Club who is presenting the show will judge and offer “Best of” awards in several categories. Interested participants can register online at the festival website.
This year there will be pony rides for kids!
Downtown shops will feature sidewalk sales and restaurants will offer food and drinks for sale outside their businesses. Adult beverages purchased at restaurants may be brought within the event area with an armband. No outside coolers allowed.
Please note that you will need to bring your own seating to watch the music, none will be provided at the event.
THE LINE UP
12:00: Barbaric Yawps
1:00: Little Country Giants
2:00: Hackberry Hilltoppers
3:00: Uncle Shuffelo & his Haint Hollow Hootenanny
4:00: David Long & Midnight from Memphis
12:00: Matt Downer
1:00: Moon Crew
2:00: John Grimm
3:00: New Binkley Brothers
12:30: Arlo Finch
1:30: David Bell
2:30: Dali Trio
3:30: Joseph Evans
Masks are encouraged.
Please be socially distant while at the event.
If you are sick, we ask that you do not attend the event.
Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the event.
There are many ways to get involved with the festival as a volunteer. Volunteers will receive a free t-shirt and registration is easy with a simple online form available at the festival website or click HERE
Streets will close that morning at 7am and reopen at 7pm.
All updates are coming soon to fiddlinfest.com
Parking is conveniently located at the 3rd Ave Deck and 4th Ave Deck for FREE.
For more information, contact the Office of Downtown Development at 706.236.4520 or email [email protected]