This final Contenders reunion was in fact a three-stop tour which began at Douglas Corner in Nashville on Thursday, June 1, 2000, continued to the Music Camp outside Spartanburg Saturday the 3rd and wound up at Bert's Bar on Sullivan's Island, near Charleston that Sunday. The guys were all in good spirits and playing great. Enthusiastic crowds were on hand each night and everyone had a ball. Champ's son Warren made his debut on fiddle as the newest Contender and his tandem solos with his dad were a highlight of the weekend.

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Photos by Ben Runkle.