WELCOME TO THE 53rd ANNUAL
SMITHVILLE FIDDLERS' JAMBOREE®
July 5th~6th, 2024
Always FREE to the public since 1972!
Other ways you can watch or listen to the 2024 Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree
DTC TV will be airing the Jamboree LIVE, from kickoff to sign off, via web stream at www.DTC3.tv Free of charge!
and both on DTC3 (ch.3) and DTC3 HD (ch. 303) for DTC TV customers.
Listeners can also catch the Fiddlers Jamboree music LIVE on the web stream at www.wjle.com throughout the annual two day festival.
Join us on these Social Media Apps
Now accepting craft applications for 2024
Download your PDF free copy
"50 Year History of the Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival "
Visit our Arts & Crafts page to download or view on your phone, this year's crafters and their locations around the square
The Duo Clogging competition has been added for 2023
We are excited to add DUO CLOGGING to this year's schedule.
To review the rules please go to our RULES section under Specific Guidelines, rule 21
J Creek Cloggers and Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree to perform for 52nd Annual Celebration
J Creek Cloggers and Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree are proud to announce their partnership for the 52nd Annual Celebration on Friday, June 30 , 2023 at 7pm. The two organizations will collaborate to bring an exciting lineup of music and dance performances to Downtown Smithville.
The Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree is a beloved annual event that highlights the best in traditional Appalachian music, dance, and crafts. This year’s festival will feature over thirty-six music and dance categories, as well as hand-made crafts and food booths .
J Creek Cloggers is a renowned clogging group that has been entertaining audiences since 2009. Founded on the ideals of education, community, and inclusiveness to bring joy to the masses through freestyle group clogging. Zeb Ross went viral in March 2022, capturing the joy of millions of people across the world with his dance moves. Today, much like the Jamboree, they are working together to preserve the art of clogging through a community of young and old that will draw the dancer out of everyone.
Kim Ross stated, "The J Creek Cloggers mission is to preserve freestyle clogging and old time/bluegrass music while spreading joy and happiness."
"We are thrilled to partner with J Creek Cloggers for this year’s festival,” said President Kim Luton. “Their high-energy performances are sure to be a hit with our audiences."
The partnership between J Creek Cloggers and Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree promises to be a highlight of this year’s festival. Do not miss this exciting celebration of traditional music and dance! Sponsored by Hyundai of Cookeville.
For more information about J Creek Cloggers visit their website at jcreekcloggers.com/.
PLEASE READ THE CHANGES FOR CONTESTANTS
Contestant Rules & Regulations ~ Revised 2023
Join us for the 53rd Annual Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree and Crafts Festival coming Friday, July 5th and Saturday, July 6th, 2024 to Downtown Smithville, Tennessee. Each day begins at 9am with over 35 music and dance categories, streets full of hand-made crafts, and food booths galore. Come and see for yourself why this FREE family-friendly festival has been named the official Jamboree & Crafts Festival of the State of Tennessee.
The old-time Fiddlers' Jamboree is a DeKalb County tradition that draws musicians, craft artists, and spectators to the Smithville Square each summer around the Independence Day weekend. Over time, the festival became a broader tribute to Appalachian art and culture. Thousands of tourists visit the festival every year, along with television viewers across the country via DTC-TV.
The Grand Ole Opry, the world’s longest-running radio show and the show that made country music famous, is proud to announce that it has invited the 2024 Grand Fiddle Off Champion of the Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival to perform on its legendary stage, the biggest stage in country music. The Smithville Jamboree, held annually on the Friday and Saturday nearest the Fourth of July in Smithville, Tennessee, is a major event that draws hundreds of musicians and crafts people, as well as thousands of spectators from around the world. The festival showcases the best of old-time Appalachian-style music and dance, as well as authentic Appalachian and handmade crafts.
East Nash Grass Named 2023
Fiddlers’ Jamboree Blue Blaze Award Winner
The Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree and Crafts Festival has awarded East Nash Grass the Blue Blaze Award for the 52nd annual event. The Blue Blaze Award is given to artists for continuing and promoting bluegrass music. East Nash Grass is considered "Nashville’s newest bluegrass ambassadors".
Featuring a who’s-who of Nashville’s hottest young pickers, the joy and passion these musicians feel towards the genre is infused in every note they play and every word they sing.
"We are thrilled to give this year’s award to East Nash Grass. James Kee (guitar & vocals) has been playing at the jamboree for many years. You could often find him with the shade tree pickers. Kee is also the leader of the Jamboree House Band. Maddy Denton (fiddle), a jamboree favorite and Grand Master Fiddler, started competing in fiddle contests very young and has won many of the Fiddlers’ Jamboree awards, from National Beginner Fiddler to Junior Fiddler to Grand Champion Fiddler", stated Jamboree President Kim Driver Luton. Other notable members of the band include Gaven Largent (dobro), Jeff Picker (bass) and TWO! IBMA Momentum Award-winners for Best Instrumentalist, Cory Walker(banjo) and Harry Clark (Mandolin). The award will be presented on Saturday, July 1st @5:00 pm – followed by music provided by East Nash Grass. The Smithville Fiddlers’ Jamboree & Craft Festival is free to the public.
We would like to thank our 2023 partners!
DTC Communications provides a wide range of products and services to residential and commercial customers, including Telephone, DTC TV, Broadband Internet, Security, Tech Team, and Business Solutions.
Call DTC at (615) 529-2955 or visit us at www.DTCcom.net to learn more. Plus, DTC TV will be airing the Jamboree LIVE, from kickoff to sign off, both on DTC3 (ch.3) and DTC3 HD (ch. 303) for DTC TV customers,
AND via web stream at www.DTC3.tv free of charge.
Live Streaming will start 9am, July 2
WJLE Radio AM 1480-FM 101.7 has been broadcasting LIVE the on-stage entertainment of the Fiddlers Jamboree and Crafts Festival since its beginning in 1972. The first of any electronic media to do so. Listeners can also catch the Fiddlers Jamboree music LIVE on the web stream at www.wjle.com throughout the annual two day festival.
Please visit our Partner Page for all our Partners
who made this year possible!
If you would like more information on becoming a partner for the Smithville Fiddlers' Jamboree, we would love to hear from you! There are quite a few different levels to join in on, all reasonably priced to meet your needs. Email us at email@example.com to find out more.