Bob Wills Fiddle Festival & Contest
November 2 - November 3Various prices
The Bob Wills Fiddle Festival & Contest is Greenville, Texas’ annual citywide celebration of the state’s famed western-swing king and its music-loving culture. The October event features free day and night dances; an all-ages fiddle competition attracting world-class players that honors Wills’ legacy by promoting his craft; and ticketed concerts held at the city’s proudest jewel, the art-deco Greenville Municipal Auditorium, which unveiled a multimillion-dollar renovation in 2016. The festival attracts a range of country, Americana and western-swing acts such as Ray Benson & Asleep at the Wheel, the Hot Club of Cowtown, Dale Watson, Charley Pride, the Time Jumpers and Leon Rausch (the voice of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys in the late 1950s and early ’60s).
Headliners for this year’s event are Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers, who will perform at the GMA on Saturday evening, November 3rd. The Fiddle Contest will take place on November 2nd and 3rd at the Texan Theater.