College，现为雅典州立大学) 的创办者大厅 (Founders
Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention) ，您就会听过，此集会每年都会举办「小提琴超级冠军赛」竞赛。
田纳西山谷大会的集会地点位在阿拉巴马州雅典市 (Athens) 的雅典州立大学 (Athens
State University) ，当地人腻称它为中南部的祖父级小提琴手大会 (Granddaddy
of Midsouth Fiddlers Conventions) 。集会始于1967年，发源人是在田园风味浓厚的立姆史东郡 (Limestone
Have you ever heard some good, old-fashioned fiddle music? You would if you went to the Tennessee Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention, which holds a "fiddle-off" competition each year.
Nicknamed the "Granddaddy of Midsouth Fiddlers Conventions," the Tennessee Valley Convention is held at Athens State University in Athens, Alabama. The idea for a convention began in 1967 when a few musicians who were meeting in a rural Limestone County home decided it was time to bring fiddling out of the living room and onto the stage. Back then, square dances were held almost every week, and fiddlers, guitar and banjo players would play up a storm at homes and social events.
Today, the convention brings back the tradition of competition in old-time music. Contestants compete for prize money in 15 categories, including several fiddle and guitar categories, harmonica, mandolin, old-time singing, banjo, and buck dancing. If you win the "fiddle-off" competition, you are declared the "Fiddle King" and take home a trophy and $1,000.