Monday, October 1, 2012

Annual Bluegrass Shack Fiddle, Banjo & Flattop Guitar Contest!

Now's the time to start preparing for our Annual October Fiddle, Banjo & Flattop Guitar Contest!  If you don't pick, you can come out to cheer everyone on.  We could all use a good listener or cheerleader!

This contest is always the last Saturday in October, which makes this one October 27, 2012.  Registration opens at 11:00 a.m., and the first contest starts at Noon.  We have put approximate start times on all of the different contests since there are so many (look at the flyer for start times).  You do not have to be registered for the division you are playing in until that division actually starts.  For instance, if your division starts at 2:00 p.m., you have to be registered by 2:00 p.m.  We will hand out awards after every one or two divisions play.  This will allow folks that can't or don't want to stay for the entire afternoon to come and go as they please.

This contest has lots of divisions in each competition, which makes it great for players of all levels and ages.  If you've never entered a contest before, make this your first one!  If you don't have your own guitar player and you would like one, we have several available and you can even warm-up with one beforehand. 

The contest will be held at the New Athens Community Hall, which is located at 406 Chester Street in New Athens, IL.  The contest will be held upstairs in the main hall area, but there is room downstairs for warmup and jamming.  Judging is blind panel (judges do not see the contestants).

I am posting a copy of the flyer below.  Click on it to make it larger.  Here is a link to a .pdf version if you still can't read it or if you would like to print it:  If you have more questions, please call or e-mail The Bluegrass Shack.  We hope to see you there!

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