2014 National Bluegrass Banjo winners

43rd Annual Walnut Valley Festival – Winfield, Kansas

Held annually each year on the 3rd weekend in September, the Walnut Valley Festival is the home of the International Autoharp Championship, the International Fingerstyle Guitar, the National Mountain Dulcimer, the National Flat Pick Guitar Championship, the National Hammered Dulcimer Championship and the National Bluegrass Banjo Championship. Other contests held at the Walnut Valley Festival are the National Mandolin Championship and the Walnut Valley Old Time Fiddle.  

Date: September 21, 2014                         Time: 1:00 PM

Contest Name: 2014 National Bluegrass Banjo Championships

1st Place Winner:  Brandon Green
City/State: Johnson City, TN 
Prize Instrument Selected:   The Ome Celtic Cross HG50 Banjo provided by Ome Banjos of Boulder, CO

2nd Place Winner:   Matt Davis
City/State/Zip: Alma, NE  
Prize Instrument Selected:  The Deering Calico
      5-String Banjo provided by Deering Banjo 
         Company of Spring Valley, CA

3rd Place Winner:  Joe Gipson
City/State: Manchester, TN 
Prize Instrument Selected:  The Deering Eagle II 
      Banjo provided by Deering Banjo Company of
           Spring Valley, CA