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Fiddles and dances to delight at Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival

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WEST PLAINS, MO (KAIT) -

West Plains will hold its Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival on June 17 and 18.  

The free event boasts entertainment such as the Fiddlers’ Frolic, Traditional Square Dancing, and the annual Bob Holt Old-Time Jig competition.  

The music begins at 6 p.m. Friday, June 17, in the West Plains Civic Center Theater, 110 St. Louis St.   

The annual Fiddlers’ Frolic allows fiddlers the opportunity to select and lead tunes in an open jam session.

Fiddlers of all backgrounds, stylistic orientations, and skill levels are welcome to participate, according to coordinator Matt Meacham. 

The festival will also showcase traditional square dancing, from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday. 

The Bob Holt Old-Time Jig competition is the featured event of the festival, set to take place Saturday at 2 p.m.

The competition was named in honor of the late Holt, renowned for his old-time fiddle playing for square dancers. 

For more information about the festival e-mail info@westplainsarts.org, visit the website at http://www.oldtimemusic?.?org, or “like” the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Old.Time.Music.Festival

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