Encore Park presents Fiddle and Western Swing Competition
Encore Park’s Museum of Street Culture and the Texas Old Time Fiddlers Association will present a new Fiddle and Western Swing competition, the first fiddle competition to take place in Dallas in more than 50 year. Between 1935 and 1939, famous record producer and music business executive Don Law produced 843 recordings at 508 Park. It was here that the first recordings of western swing legends Bob Wills and his Texas Playboys were made in 1935.
With $4,000 in prize money, the competition will consist of eight categories including fiddlers in six age groups (0-8, 9-12, 13-17, 18-39, 40-64, and 65 and over,) an accompanist category, and a special category entitled The Roots of Western Swing in homage to Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys, The Light Crust Doughboys, Roy Newman, and others.