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The Mountain City convention has been the inspiration for other festivals and competitions, each featuring fiddlers and other old-time musicians.
Old Time Fiddler's Convention
The Old Time Fiddler's Convention takes place in the nearby town of Laurel Bloomery, and is held the Saturday before Labor Day weekend at the Old Mill Music Park. It commemorates the annual anniversary of the 1925 gathering. Local, regional, and international musicians travel to attend this festival, which is marked with old time folk and bluegrass music.
G. B. Grayson is interred in Gentry Cemetery, in Laurel Bloomery. He mentions the town in the 1928 Victor recording of the song Train 45: "I'm a goin' to Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee, Henry..."