KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest

The 16th annual KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band contest will be held Saturday, May 27, 2017 in Silver Dollar City’s Opera House.  Cash prizes include $1,500 for first place, $1,000 for second, $750 for third, $500 for fourth, and $250 for fifth place winner.  

2017 KSMU Youth In Bluegrass Contestants:

2nd Time Around
Stephenville, TX

Dixie Jubilee
Woodstock, GA

The Foust Family
Vinita, OK

The Graham Family
Winchester, KY

Hand Picked
New Athens, IL

Jones Sisters Band
Linwood, CA

KBA Treblemakers
Wellington, KS

Paul Family Bluegrass
Trout Creek, MI

Pearlgrace & Co.
Stillwater, OK

Poa Annua
Willard, MO

Resonating Grace
Greenbrier, AR

Riegle Family Band
Muncie, IN

The Ross Family
Piedmont, MO

Rusty Nail Crossing
Michigan City, IN

Southern Strings
Branson, MO

The Sowell Family Pickers
Hempstead, TX

Sugar Creek Bluegrass
Alexandria, OH

The Templetons
Lostant, IL

Twang
Mountain View, AR

The Worthing10s
Evansville, IL

Their encouragement and support of young bluegrass musicians is particularly impressive, with the annual Youth in Bluegrass band contest held in conjunction with KSMU-FM. Well done, Silver Dollar City!"

 - Nancy Cardwell, IBMA Executive Director 2012-14