String Band Summit
Crossing Borders of genre and geography
The String Band Summit is taking place on February 9-12, 2023 hosted by Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Roots Music Studies at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City. This event opens space for considering and experiencing string band music across lines of geography, genre, and occupation - learning from the past and creating best practices for the future.
This year’s event focuses on African Americans in string band music. We are excited about the slate of scholar, artist, and educators on the program who will give research presentations as well as style and technique workshops. The concert Friday night in the Culp Center Auditorium, which will feature ETSU students from a variety of backgrounds, mandolinist Mike Compton, and sacred steel guitarist DaShawn Hickman, is free and open to the public, as is the community dance Saturday night in the Culp Center Cave.
Full Registration cost is $150, with reduced rate for those without institutional support and for online access to the event via Zoom; students attend for free. Online registration available soon.
The block of rooms at the Carnegie hotel is full; you can still inquire about available space, which is the closest lodging to the conference site: https://www.carnegiehotel.com
Other housing options close to ETSU:
508 N State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City, TN 37604 (423) 929-8000
1900 S Roan St, Johnson City, TN 37601 (423) 928-9600
Contact Lee Bidgood with questions: firstname.lastname@example.org