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Old Time Opry | Fiddle-In Band Competition | Marty White's Tune Guide | 2013 Contestant Packet | 2013 Contest Results

The Payson, Arizona  Old Time Fiddlers Contest and Acoustic Celebration is truly a piece of Arizona history. This event has over 40 years history of celebrating the musical heritage of the pioneers of our great state. The Vertielee Floyd Memorial - Old Time Fiddlers Arizona State Championship (National Qualifier), Old Time Opry and “Fiddle’in Band Competition” incorporates over 3 days of family fun.  This event includes Old Time, Western, Gospel, Bluegrass, music concerts, Old Time fiddling and band competition for all ages, camping and jam sessions.  If you are interested click these links to be a vendor, or a sponsor.



Old Time Opry

Gates Open
6:30 AM
Longhorn Aditorium
General Admission  $7
Fiddlers Contest Registration
5 PM Longhorn Auditorium


Fiddle Contest &
Band Competition

Gates Open 
8:30 AM
Opening Ceremonies  
9:00 AM
Contest Begins      
9:30 AM

Small Fry               
Young Adult              
Cross-Tuned Fiddle   
Trick Fiddler         
Awards Ceremony


Outdoor Jam/Band Concert
5 PM
Payson Event Center
Bring your own chair

General Admission $5
Children 12 & Under Free

Fiddlers Contest
State Championships

Gates Open       
8:30 AM
Gospel Program  
9:00 AM
Contest Begins    
11:00 AM

Championship Division
Round One
Championship Division
Round Two
Twin Fiddling 
Fancy Fiddling

Awards Ceremony

General Admission $5
Children 12 & Under Free

- Mickey Long
- John Kennedy
- Marti White


Officially Sanctioned Event

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2009 Champion Bill Breen E. Johnson


It is the mission of the Payson Old Time Fiddler's Contest and Acoustic Celebration to promote, celebrate & perpetuate the old time and acoustic music heritage of our state and our nation for current and future generations. We strive to raise awareness of old time and acoustic mysic styles through live performances, musical competition, and intentional outreach. In doing so we hope to ensure that the music of our past has a secure place in our future


Interested in being a sponsor for 2013? Contact Nelson Beck @



 Past Sponsors


SPONSOR INFORMATION contact Nelson Beck at 928-474-5242 x358.





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