KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest

The 18th annual KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest will be held at Silver Dollar City in May 2019.

Come to the park and watch up-and-coming Bluegrass bands from across the country compete to win a $1,500 top prize.

Keep checking this page for information about how to enter the contest, as well as a list of bands that will be competing!


Congratulations to our 2018 winners!

1st Place: The Russell Clan
Guthrie, OK

T-2nd Place: Kentucky Just Us
Greensburg, KY

T-2nd Place: Dixie Jubilee
Woodstock, GA

4th Place: That Dalton Gang
Lockwood, MO

5th Place: Southern Strings
Branson, MO

"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

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