Education/Classes - Festivals - Kids/Family - Music - Nonprofit
222 Fifth Avenue South Nashville, TN 37203, 4219 Lindawood Drive Nashville, TN 37215, Nashville, TN 37203
Since 1972, the Grand Masters has been recognized as the premier competition of its kind in the United States. They remain loyal to their heritage and since 2004 have held IRS 501(c)(3) nonprofit status. Their commitment to our mission statement, support from the community, and support from fans like you have secured this event for future generations to enjoy. Their primary goal is to engage a younger and more diverse audience in order to preserve fiddle music. For years, the average age of the Top 10 contestants was over 40 and mostly men. Today, it’s almost evenly split between men and women under the age of 22, and the girls have won the majority of the titles since 2005.
Their success will always be measured by our effectiveness to engage the next generation.