Fiddletown’s Music Series

Fiddletown is known for its rich musical history dating back to the Gold Rush. This tradition continues with the annual Fiddlers’ Jam held the third Saturday of September, plus “house concerts” held locally and at the historic Fiddletown Community Center. See you at the next event!

Looking for a bite to eat in the area? Check out one of many local establishments below. 

Greetings Friends and Music fans. 

Our next show in our series of shows at Fiddletown will be with Bluegrass greats, Grammy nominee’s  The Special Consensus! Bluegrass doesn’t get much better than these guys. They have been one of the most respected and longest running bluegrass outfits in the business. Superb vocals and great instrumentation set these guys at the top of the Bluegrass business. I feel lucky to have them join us at Fiddletown on Thursday, Jan 11th, kicking off our new year of shows! Here is a sample video.

Advance tickets are available at this Eventbrite link or you can pay at the door. $20 advance, $25 at the door for this special show. 

We will have the heaters up and running at the newly insulated Community Center for this winter show but we suggest dressing warmly. Bring a seat pad for the chairs. We will have some snacks, cookies and brownies and bottled water available for a buck each. 

Bring your friends. Carpool if you can. 

Thanks to everyone that has been joining us for these shows at the Fiddletown Community Center. It has been so much fun bringing great live music to this historic foothills community. Hope you can join us and support live music!

Here is a bit from the band’s Bio page. 

SPECIAL CONSENSUS

2012 and 2018 GRAMMY NOMINEE

The Special Consensus is a bluegrass band that has achieved a contemporary sound in over four decades of performing. Band leader and founder Greg Cahill is a recipient of the prestigious Distinguished Achievement Award from the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and was inducted into the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA) Hall of Greats. Special Consensus has received seven awards from IBMA and two Grammy nominations.

These musicians – Greg Cahill (banjo), Greg Blake (guitar and 2023 IBMA Male Vocalist of the Year), Dan Eubanks (bass) and Michael Prewitt (mandolin) maintain their bluegrass center.

Rivers and Roads was nominated for a 2018 Grammy and was awarded 2018 IBMA Album of the Year. “Squirrel Hunters” from that recording received the Instrumental Recorded Performance of the Year award.

The band records for Compass Records and proudly celebrated its 45th anniversary in 2020 with the release of Chicago Barn Dance. The title song “Chicago Barn Dance” received the 2020 IBMA Song of the Year Award.

Great Blue North, the 21st Special C recording, was released in May of 2023. The Gordon Lightfoot song “Alberta Bound” received the 2023 IBMA Collaborative Recording of the Year award.

 

Local Eating Establishments

Restaurants in the Fiddletown Area
Brown’s English Toffee
14385 Fiddletown Rd, Fiddletown
Candy and Sandwiches and sodas
Open till 4pm (209) 245-5400

Roosters Sports Bar and grill
8171 Mt Aukum Rd, Mt Aukum
Bar fare, Tacos, Burgers and fries Cold beer
Open till 11(530) 620-7912

Colina de Oro
17810 Hwy 49
Plymouth, Ca 95669
Mexican and American fare
Open till 9 (209) 245-3278

Donut Street Cafe
17830 Hwy 49
Plymouth, Ca 95669
Donuts, Breakfast and lunch
Open till 4(209) 893-5050

Tin Roof Cafe
9414 Main Street
Plymouth, CA 95669
Open till 9 (209) 540-9061

Fig Barn, Inc (Coffee Cafe)
9506 Main Street
Plymouth, Ca 95669
Coffee shop, small bites
Open till 2pm(209) 268-9808

Marlene & Glen’s Diner
18726 HWY 49
Plymouth, Ca 95669
Diner fare, Breakfasts and Lunch
Open till 2:30pm (209) 245-5778

Plymouth Hotel Kitchen & Bar
9356 Main Street
Plymouth, Ca 95669
Bar fare, Drinks
Open Till 9 Not open Sundays (209) 245-4544

Taste
9402 Main Street Plymouth, Ca
Upscale, Gourmet fare
Open till 9 Reservations recommended (209) 245-3463

Pokerville Market 18170 Ca-49, Plymouth
Full grocery store and Deli, Pizza and Sandwiches
Open till 8(209) 245-6986
Creekside Cork and Brew
7915 Fairplay Road, Somerset
Bar fare, Mexican, Burgers
Open till 8pm (530) 503-0044