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