The Walnut Valley Festival Hands-On Workshops are scheduled for Wednesday, September 13th at the Winfield First Baptist Church. Class topics include vocal, flat pick, fingerstyle and blues guitar, mountain dulcimer, autoharp, songwriting, mandolin and bass. These classes are open to a limited number of students, with skill levels from beginner to advanced. A free shuttle will pick you and your friends up at festival grounds and return you there after classes. There is a fee to attend but you are not required to have a full festival ticket to attend.
Deadline extended! Good news for those of you who have been meaning to apply for our Walnut Valley Festival Acoustic Kids Showcases- with Andy May but have been busy with summer and haven't quite gotten your application together: We still have plenty of room, and we are extending the deadline until the showcase is full or Wednesday, September 6, whichever comes first.
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.
Keith Taylor, Magna, Utah took top honors at the Wyoming State Finger Style Guitar Championship while Austin Taylor, Sandy, Utah won the Wyoming State Flat Pick Guitar Championship. Both competitions are sponsored by the Oyster Ridge Music Festival held in Kemmerer, Wyoming held July 28th through 30th.
Jeffry Stock, Salt Lake City, Utah won second place in the Wyoming State Finger Style Guitar Championshiip, and Scott Earl Boyd, Centerville, Utah won third place.