Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest

Don't miss the 21st annual Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest at Silver Dollar City, May 27, 2023!

This Silver Dollar City tradition, which takes place each season during Bluegrass & BBQ Festival, gives talented young musicians from across the nation the chance to compete for top honors and cash prizes during one of the country's premier bluegrass events.

2023 Youth In Bluegrass Contestants Are:

Pearlgrace & Co - Bartlesville, OK
The Roller Family - New Richmond, WI
Bazemore Bluegrass Band - Bristow, OK
Homestead Holler - Branson, MO
5 South - Mountain View, AR
The Hodnett Family Band - Bahama, NC
The Brothers Five - Bloomingdale, GA
Cynthia Ridge - Edmond, OK
Riegle Family Band - Muncie, IN
Coon Holler Kids - W Terre Haute, IN

Entry Deadline For Bands Was March 13
Contest Rules

"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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