After February and March cancellations due to inclement weather, the sun finally beamed again on the First Sunday Fiddlers Jam at the Ely Stage Stop on April 6. The audience and musicians alike seemed to have pent up energy. Many of the usual musicians spent the Saturday before at a rigorous competition in Cloverdale, but the barn filled quickly with musicians of all ages. The audience especially loved the kids. Several young members of the Konocti Fiddle Club treated the audience to the pieces they had performed at Saturday’s competition. The Fiddlers shined and there was singing and even a bit of dancing and a good time was had by all.
The barn had two big crowds, the musicians and the audience. Many first timers and a lot of returnees filled the musicians’ chairs and the audience seats. Many could be heard commenting on how much they had missed the music in February and March. As people started arriving it was obvious it was definitely time for good weather, good music, tasty beverages and yummy munchies. Picnic tables outside the barn sported several picnics. We even had Happy Birthday fiddled for one of the guests.
The First Sunday Fiddlers Jam returns to the Ely Stage Stop on May 4. The fun begins at the museum at 11:00 a.m. with the Fiddlers playing from 12 noon through 2 p.m. Donations will benefit the Ely Stage Stop and the Old Time Fiddlers Association. Come early and check out the latest museum acquisitions and displays.
This free, family friendly event can be enjoyed by all, young and old alike. Enjoy the music with beverages and tasty treats. Bring your own wine and sip it in Ely Stage Stop wine glasses that are always available for purchase or bring your own glass. Come ready to clap your hands, tap your toes or get up and dance!
The stage stop, operated by the Lake County Historical Society, is located at 9921 Soda Bay Road (Hwy 281) in Kelseyville. Current hours of operation are 11:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m. each Saturday and Sunday. Visit www.elystagestop.com or www.lakecountyhistory.org, check out the stage stop on Facebook at www.facebook.com/elystagestop, or call the museum at 707-533-9990.