Jamboree Press Release
WATCH LIVE COVERAGE OF JAMBOREE ON MYDTC3 & WWW.DTCCOM.NET
ALEXANDRIA, TN, JUNE 27, 2012: DTC TV, the television service of DTC Communications, located in Alexandria, Tenn., is proud to announce plans to air LIVE continuous video coverage of the 41st annual Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree and Crafts Festival exclusively on myDTC3. The Jamboree will begin Friday morning, July 6, 2012, and conclude late Saturday night, July 7. This annual event is held on the east side of the DeKalb County Courthouse on the public square in downtown Smithville, Tenn.
“The Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree is one of the Southeast’s top events annually, and DTC-TV is very excited to be able to provide coverage of the Jamboree,” said Craig Gates, CEO of DTC Communications. “We’re proud to be able to provide our customers the opportunity to view this outstanding event, which draws so many people to our area from all over the world.”
In addition to the live coverage on myDTC3 – which is Channel 3 on the DTC TV service – DTC also plans to web-stream the Fiddler’s Jamboree live at www.DTCcom.net. Viewers from all around the world will be able to access the internet and watch all the dancing, picking and grinning.
“We’ll have the entire event, from start to finish, with no interruptions, both on our TV service and via the internet,” added Gates.
The Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree will kick off with opening ceremonies on Friday at approximately 8:30 a.m. Competition begins promptly at 9:00 a.m., with 16 categories of competition slated for the first day of the event. Upon completion of the preliminary round of competition, finals in all 16 categories will be held, which will conclude day one at the Jamboree.
Another 17 categories of competition are scheduled for Saturday, again to get underway promptly at 9:00 a.m. Among the second day’s events is the National Championship for Country Musician Beginners, in which youth ages 12 and under will compete in seven categories of competition. Cash and prizes will be awarded to the winners, including the Best Overall Instrumental Entertainer Trophy and the James G. “Bobo” Driver Trophy for the top beginner fiddler.
The Fiddler’s Jamboree will conclude on Saturday with the annual “Fiddle Off,” which pits the Junior Fiddle champion (ages 13-39) against the Senior Fiddle winner (ages 40-over) for the prestigious Berry C. Williams Memorial Trophy.
“The Fiddler’s Jamboree has long been one of the most recognized events in this part of the country, and it’s going on right in our own backyard,” Gates noted. “It’s an honor for DTC TV to present this event in its entirety, as we strive to continue to bring the absolute best programming to our subscribers.”
Viewers of the Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree who also have a Facebook account are asked and encouraged to visit DTC Communications’ Facebook page and ‘Like’ the page. Comments and suggestions are also welcome and encouraged.
“For us to be the premium service provider in this area, it’s imperative that we know what our customers want and expect,” said Gates. “Our goal is not to just meet our customers’ needs, but to exceed their expectations.”
Be sure to watch myDTC3 for other local events such as the DeKalb and Smith County Fairs, High School Football Game of the Week and many more, only on myDTC3.
For more information on DTC Communications, visit online at www.DTCcom.net. For more information on the Smithville Fiddler’s Jamboree and Crafts Festival and a complete schedule of events, visit www.smithvillejamboree.com.
DTC Communications is a member owned telephone cooperative established in 1951. The cooperative supplies communication, entertainment, and security products and services to residential and business customers primarily throughout Middle Tennessee.