HAMPSTEAD – The Hampstead Cable Advisory Board has announced the schedule for the 2nd annual Meetinghouse Park Fiddle Championships and Pickin Party on Sat., July 14 starting at 12:00 noon, and running to about 6:00 p.m.

The schedule of events is as follows: Registration Desk Opens at 11:00 a.m.; Close of Registration for Juniors and Junior/Juniors at 12:00; Juniors and Junior/Junior Competition from 12:00-2:00 p.m.; On-Stage Jam (Everybody welcome) from 2:00-2:30 p.m.; Close of Registration for Seniors and Adults at 2:00 p.m.; Seniors and Adults Competition from 2:30-4:30 p.m.; On-Stage Jam (Everybody welcome) from 4:30-5:00 p.m.; Registration ends for Masters at 4:30 p.m.; Masters Competition from 5:00-6:00 p.m.

Prizes have also been announced by classes: Junior/Juniors (age 11 and younger) – 1st prize $35.00, 2nd prize $25.00, 3rd prize $20.00, 4th prize $15.00, 5th prize $10.00. Junior (Age 12 to 17) – 1st prize $50.00, 2nd prize $35.00, 3rd prize $25.00, 4th prize $10.00, 5th prize $5.00. Adults (Age 18 to 59) – 1st prize $50, 2nd prize $35.00, 3rd prize $25.00, 4th prize $10.00, 5th prize $5.00. Seniors (60 and over) 1st prize $50.00, 2nd prize $35.00, 3rd prize $25.00, 4th prize $10.00, 5th prize $5.00. Masters 1st Place - $200.00, 2nd Place - $150.00, 3rd Place - $75.00, 4th Place - $50.00, 5th Place - $25.00.

The event will also feature several exhibitors showing instruments and instrument-making techniques, and a large jamming area for musicians to come, relax and just play with other local area musicians.

More information on this, as well as other shows planned for this summer can be obtained from the Meetinghouse Park web site at www.meetinghousepark.org. Attendees are asked to bring blankets or lawn chairs for seating. As with all concerts in this series, admission is free.

Further information this show or on the Meetinghouse Park Summer Music Series can be obtained by contacting Nick Pangaro at 603-329-8189, or nickp@meetinghousepark.org.

The Meetinghouse Park Summer Music Series is sponsored by the Hampstead Cable TV Advisory Board, and will feature concerts throughout the summer of 2007. All concerts are open and free to the public. Meetinghouse Park is located at the corners of Main Street and Emerson Avenue in Hampstead, immediately behind the Hampstead Town Hall and adjacent to the historic Hampstead Town Meeting House.

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