College，現為雅典州立大學) 的創辦者大廳 (Founders
Valley Old Time Fiddlers Convention) ，您就會聽過，此集會每年都會舉辦「小提琴超級冠軍賽」競賽。
田納西山谷大會的集會地點位在阿拉巴馬州雅典市 (Athens) 的雅典州立大學 (Athens
State University) ，當地人膩稱它為中南部的祖父級小提琴手大會 (Granddaddy
of Midsouth Fiddlers Conventions) 。集會始於1967年，發源人是在田園風味濃厚的立姆史東郡 (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.