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.
The Ozark Folk Center hosted the 3rd Annual Arkansas State Finger Style Guitar Championship in conjunction with the workshops. Guitarists from all over the United States competed for cash prizes and the opportunity to represent Arkansas in the International Finger Style Guitar Championship to be held September 13th through 17th, 2017 at the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas.
Winners of the Arkansas State Finger Style Guitar Championship are First Place: Travis Bowman from Alexander, Arkansas. Evan Twitty, from Vincennes, Arkansas, won Second Place and Aaron Edward, from Broken Arrow, Oklahoma won Third place.
The Ozark Folk Center, an Arkansas State Park, is America’s only facility that works at preserving the Ozark heritage and a wonderful way to enjoy yesterday presented in such an entertaining way. Visit their website: www.ozarkfolkcenter.com to see what they have to offer. Listen for excerpts from the competitions on Ozark Highlands Radio, a public radio program, featuring music from the Ozark mountains. For more information on where you can tune in, visit their website: www.ozarkhighlandsradio.com.