On behalf of the Bob Wills Fiddle Festival and Contest, I’m excited to say “We’re Back!” As this October will mark our 7th year in Downtown Greenville, preparations are underway and, truly, 2021 promises to be the best year ever. We invite you to join us with your sponsorship and, to both old and new friends, welcome!
This important event, unique to the City of Greenville, pays tribute to American traditions and treasures. It’s about fiddling and fiddlers and the best of competitions, and it’s also about the life and music of Bob Wills, which means fun for everyone. This year’s line-up is filled with talent, legacy, variety, and spontaneity. Toe-tappin’ heart-throbbing music – all in the spirit of great entertainment.
Saturday night, the historic Greenville Municipal Auditorium will showcase co-Headliners Bob Wills’ Texas Playboys under the direction of Jason Roberts and Noel and Ben Haggard. The Playboys, then, will also perform on Friday night at the ticketed “Big Ball in G-town’ concert and dance at the Landon Winery Emerald Ballroom. (Contact the Greenville Chamber of Commerce for Friday night tickets.)
All day Saturday, the free outdoor stage on Lee Street will welcome Dave Alexander and His Big Texas Swing Band, Women of Western Swing, Redd Volkaert Band, and The Western Flyers. Saturday’s outdoor festivities will also feature vendors, additional performances, and great food from downtown restaurants, and, of course, the outstanding Bob Wills Fiddle Contest in The Texan Theater.
It’s true that Bob Wills thought of his Texas Playboys, audiences, fans, and each and every sponsor as ‘family,’ and, in that spirit, the City of Greenville, Sherry and Joey McKenzie, the Estate of Bob Wills and the Bob Wills Heritage Foundation look forward to welcoming you as a returning sponsor in 2021 or, if this is your first year, we’re thrilled to say ‘Welcome to the Family.’
From ‘deep within our hearts,’ we thank you.