Thirty-one years ago the Athabascan Fiddlers Association decided they wanted to share their music and fellowship with interior natives and local Fairbanksans.The perfect idea became the Fiddlefest, an opportunity to showcase musicians in a clean safe environment.
This years Fiddlefest kicked off yesterday in a new surrounding utilizing what used to be the Eagles Hall, but is now the Radiant Church.
Sirley Holmberg with the Fiddlefest say the music and dancing bring together all ages to continue cultural dances and customs."Pretty much it's to perpetuate the music, perpetuate the sharing and the caring in a clean and sober atmosphere.
Someplace where it's safe to be.There's all different types of music, every 30 minutes there's a new band, today we started at one and we'll be going until 1:30 in the morning on Friday and Saturday."