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.  

All participants must be 21 years of age or younger as of May 27, 2017.  However, if a mother or father (or both) of a contestant is a member of the group, the parents will be allowed to participate in the competition. Entries should be accompanied by a recording of the band: DVD, CD, or YouTube link.  Up to twenty bands will be accepted.  Silver Dollar City staff members will determine which groups are accepted.  Entries should be received on or before March 17, 2017.  


KSMU Youth In Bluegrass Band Content Official Rules
2017  Contest Entry Form and Indemnity

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