The Third Annual Indiana String Fest and Indiana State Finger Style Guitar Championship was held July 31st through August 2nd at the Brown County Playhouse in Nashville, Indiana. World renown featured performers and competitors filled the house for a full weekend of internationally acclaimed finger style guitar music and competition.
Twenty-eight competitors waited patiently for their turn to compete in the competition. The second round of competition consisted of the top five scorers from the first round.
David Youngman from Hillsdale, Michigan won top honors and a handcrafted OC Bear guitar donated by Clint Bear, luthier, at OC Bear Guitars of Madison, Indiana.
Keith Taylor from Salt Lake City, Utah won second place, and Bill Russell from Washington, Michigan won third place.
The Brown County Playhouse was filled to capacity for the Indiana State Finger Style Guitar Championship. Final rounds of competition were videotaped and are available on YouTube.
David Youngman is invited to represent Indiana at the International Finger Style Guitar Championship hosted by the Walnut Valley Festival, to be held September 16th through 20th in Winfield, Kansas.