Bluegrass in the Mountains
Our city just finished up the 78th Annual Old Fiddler’s Convention. It is the largest and oldest fiddler’s convention in the world. Thousands of people camp in our local city park for the week-long festival of bluegrass and old-time music, and thousands more come to listen and enjoy the mountain music. This all occurs about two blocks from our church, and I was honored to open up the convention in prayer on Saturday night. I love sharing Christ in our community and I am already thinking about how we can start a Bible study during the day in the park next year, so if you have any ideas let me know. It’s a crazy week for our city, but it’s an incredible opportunity for sharing the love of Christ.
We listen to bluegrass all the time since my son loves playing guitar, mandolin, and banjo. Here is a video of my son competing on Monday night in the youth mandolin competition.
One of the other youth competitors from Monday night was on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno Thursday Night. Here’s a video of his performance