2016 - This year’s second place winner is a senior in college attending the University of Southern Mississippi. Colin Beasley hails from Mobile, AL and he is majoring in construction engineering. This is his second time of entering this contest. Colin has some natural talent since he has been playing the hammer dulcimer for a little over two years. He also plays percussion and the steel pan. He comments on the Festival by saying “great crowd, great personnel and awesome environment. Colin was awarded a check for $100, the 2nd Place Trophy and the Cloud Nine-Model 17/16/8 Hammer Dulcimer provided by Michael C. Allen Cloud Nine Musical Instruments of Ostrander, OH.