The Fifth Annual Indiana String Fest and Indiana State Finger Style Guitar Championship were held July 28th through 30st 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.
Fifteen 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.
Lance Allen from Smyrna, Tennessee won top honors and a handcrafted OC Bear guitar donated by Clint Bear, luthier, at OC Bear Guitars of Madison, Indiana.
Bill Russell, from Washington, Michigan won second place, and Hikaru Komatsu, from Kochi-ken, Japan 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 will be available on YouTube.
Lance Allen is invited to represent Indiana at the International Finger Style Guitar Championship hosted by the Walnut Valley Festival, to be held September 13th through 17th in Winfield, Kansas.