- Associated Press - Monday, March 30, 2015

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) - There’s a new name for the fiddling championships that have been held for the past 14 years at the Homestead National Monument in southeast Nebraska.

What had been called the Monumental Fiddling and Acoustic Band Championship is now known as the Tallgrass Prairie Fiddle Festival. It is scheduled for May 23 at the monument, which sits four miles west of Beatrice, along Nebraska Highway 4.

There will be a free workshop, jam sessions, up to $3,000 in prize money and a chance to win a violin.

One unique rule for the competition: All songs must have been in existence when Homestead National Monument of America was established in 1936. There are Junior, Senior, Legend and Acoustic Band divisions.

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