may, 2018

01may11:00 pm1:00 pmFeaturedMountain Music Museum to Unveil Roy Acuff Fiddle

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Fiddle on loan to museum for one year unveiled.

A rare fiddle, once owned by the late country music legend Roy Acuff, will be unveiled at the Mountain Music Museum in Kingsport, Tennessee on Tuesday, May 1. Members of the Acuff family will be present, and there will be live music and free admission during the celebration, from 11:00-1:00.

The fiddle is on loan to the museum for one year, courtesy of its owner, Lamar Peek, in memory of his late brother, Bobby Peek, who purchased it at a pawn shop in Alabama. The fiddle received national attention last January, when a family member of Peek’s family donated it to Goodwill in Kansas City, without realizing its historical significance.

Peek discussed the fiddle during an interview with former Arkansas Governor and presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on his weekly program “Huckabee” on the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). The interview can be seen here:

The Roy Acuff fiddle was made in 1945 by the singer’s uncle, Evart Acuff, in Maryville, Tennessee, just south of Knoxville. Evart was an acclaimed fiddle maker in the region.


(Tuesday) 11:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Mountain Music Museum

316 Broad Street


The Mountain Music Museum - Kingsport, TN(423) 765-2552 316 Broad Street, Kingsport, Tennessee 37677

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