2015 National Mandolin Champions Named

44th 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 18, 2014 Time: 5:00 PM

Contest Name: 2015 National Mandolin Championships

1st Place Winner: David Goldenberg City/State: Chesterfield, MO E-Mail Address: dgmando@gmail.com Prize Instrument Selected: Ellis F5 Special Mandolin provided by Ellis Mandolins of Austin, TX

2nd Place Winner: Myles Thompson City/State: Hendersonville, TN E-Mail Address: hiddengiant3@gmail.com Prize Instrument Selected: The Collings MF5 Custom Mandolin provided by Collings Guitars, Inc. of Austin, TX

3rd Place Garrett Wren City/State: Takoma Park, MD E-Mail Address: gswren@gmail.com Prize Instrument Selected: The Clark F5 Mandolin provided by
Clark Mandolins of Boise, ID