Fiddlers Fair: Genesee Country Village & Museum

Fiddlers Fair: Genesee Country Village & Museum

Sat, 08/17/2019 - 10:00am - 6:00pm

Courtesy of Genesee Country Valley Museum

WXXI is proud to a media partner for this extraordinary music experience at the Genesee Country Valley Museum. 

In anticipation of Ken Burn's Country Music documentary series, WXXI will be a GCVM's Fiddlers Fair on Saturday, August 17th. Bring your lawn chair, settle in to hear the variety of performers, grab food and drinks, or wander the Historic Village and spend the day immersed in live performances! We'll have a table there and will be sharing Country Music swag. You can also press your very own Country Music drink coaster with us. 

This melodious weekend features non-stop entertainment from polished professionals to the youngest beginner - from across New York State. Tickets valid either Saturday 8/17 or Sunday 8/18. Pre-sale online tickets are discounted $2 each! Tickets may also be purchased at the door. Event is RAIN or SHINE! Are you a musician? Bring your own instrument and get free admission! Click here to learn more abou the fair. 

More about Country Music
From its deep and tangled roots in ballads, blues and hymns performed in small settings, to its worldwide popularity, Country Music explores how country music evolved over the course of the twentieth century. The eight-part 16-hour series, which premieres Monday, September 15 at 8 p.m. on WXXI-TV, features never-before-seen footage and photographs, plus interviews with more than 80 country music artists. No one has told the story this way before.

Produced by Burns and his long-time collaborators Dayton Duncan and Julie Dunfey, the series chronicles country music’s early days, from southern Appalachia’s songs of struggle, heartbreak and faith to the rollicking Western swing of Texas, California’s honky-tonks and Nashville’s “Grand Ole Opry.” The film follows the evolution of country music over the course of the 20th century as it eventually emerges to become “America’s music.” 

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