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VIRTUAL Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival

Saturday, September 5, 2020
10:00 am5:00 pm

Events will kick off at 10:00 am with a one-hour fiddle workshop with Debby Greenblatt. This workshop will be virtual and presented on the Zoom platform. The lesson will be followed by a 1:00 pm Facebook fiddle performance by Terrence Keefe, Chris Sayre, and Steve Hanson. The 45-minute fiddle demonstration will include a live question and answer session, so guests can ask about their experience fiddling and judging fiddling competitions. Guests can register by writing or by calling (402)223-3514. These two digital events will replace the 2020 Fiddle Festival and acoustic band contest as an effort to maintain the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s social distancing guidelines. The annual Fiddle Festival event is dependent on the generosity of Humanities Nebraska, Coffin Family Foundation, Friends of Homestead and Nebraska Arts Council.

The Zoom workshop will feature three tunes that were brought to the United States by homesteaders. Greenblatt will teach the tunes by ear and will make PDFs of the songs available after the workshop for those who wish to acquire them. This event will feature live captioning and is open to all.

We hope to see you (virtually) on Saturday, September 5, 2020 for a wonderful day of fiddling. To register for this free workshop, please email An invite with the Zoom meeting link will be sent to you prior to the event. Please note: this event will be recorded. The fiddle demonstration and Q&A session does not require a reservation and can be found at Please contact us at 402-223-3514 if you have questions.

Humanities Nebraska programming is made possible by:

and generous individuals, foundations, and businesses across Nebraska.