The Lone Star State Dulcimer Society hosted the LSSDS Dulcimer Festival at Glen Rose Park in Glen Rose, Texas on Mother’s Day Weekend. The weekend included workshops for both mountain and hammer dulcimers, led by nationally known instructors, and was highlighted by the Texas State Dulcimer Championships.
Matthew Hathaway from Fort Worth, Texas won First Place in the Texas State Mountain Dulcimer Championship. Margaret Wright from Kennard, Texas won Second Place and Van W Gardner from Decatur, Texas won Third Place.
The Inter-Mountain Acoustic Music Association (IAMA) and the Ogden Friends of Acoustic Music (OFOAM) joined together to present the 10th Annual Ogden Bluegrass and Acoustic Music Festival. The festival was held June 2nd through June 4th at Fort Buenaventura, Utah.
The festival featured the Utah State Instrument Championships, sponsored by IAMA, with competitions in both open and novice divisions in Mandolin, Fiddle, Banjo and Flat Pick Guitar. The open competitions also featured Finger Style Guitar.
Thumb Picking workshops, a Traditional Thumb Picking Guitar Contest and the 3rd Annual Arkansas State Finger Style Guitar Championship filled the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View, Arkansas with guitar players of all talent levels
May 19th and 20th, 2017.