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Date(s) & Time(s)::
August 17, 2013 at 11:00 AM until 4:30 PM
Location: Fairfield Idaho City Park
Mannie's Jamboree 2013Return to event list.
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150 Years of fiddling in Idaho
Fifty years ago, as then Governor Smylie prepared to celebrate Idaho's Territorial Centennial in Boise Idaho, he called upon a fiddle player from Fairfield, Idaho, Mannie Shaw, to organize the fiddlers of Idaho for that event.
This year, we celebrate 150 years since Idaho was made a territory. We also celebrate 50 years since Mannie Shaw organized the Fiddlers of Idaho. Mannie's Jamboree will be held in recognition of these two events in Fairfield, Idaho on August 17, 2013.
Join the Fiddlers of Idaho as we celebrate and rediscover the art of fiddling and where fiddle playing is today. We think you will find it alive and well. We are putting out a call for 150 fiddlers and folk music lovers from around Idaho (out of State fiddlers are welcome as well) to gather at:Mannie's Jamboree, August 17th, 2013 Fairfield Idaho City Park. All fiddling styles are welcome as well as guitar, mandolin, banjo and other stringed instruments.
This is a fun time when everyone can play and everyone is a spectator. So if you are a student or master of the art of fiddling, we invite you to join in as we celebrate 150 years of Idaho, 50 years of Mannie's Jamboree and the future of fiddle and folk music in Idaho.
Free tenting and RV parking! Spectators and music lovers are welcome. Spread the word, let's make some Idaho History!
11 AM to 4:30 PM with other entertainment following.
Contacts: Ken Worthington 208-720-3358
Dennis Koyle 208-934-4269
Matt Renner 208-720-8649
Richard Fife 208-260-0364