Youth Talent Competition Information

Contestant Application

Please fill out the form below and send the following information:

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)
[honeypot email-address]

Performer

Band Name

Parent or Guardian: Email

Parent or Guardian: Phone Number

Contestant Name

Contestant Age

Contestant Instrument

Names of songs to be performed

Brief biography to be used in introduction

The Future of Americana Roots Music

Competition held

SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2017

on The Bluebonnet Stage at 10:30 am.

The purpose of the Youth Talent Competition is to encourage a new generation of Americana roots musicians by offering performance opportunities and exposure at the festival.

Who is eligible. Musicians 18 years old and younger. Bands or vocal groups (maximum of five members per group) and solo acts are eligible.

What to Bring. A maximum performance set of 11 minutes. Songs should be in the Americana roots music tradition — bluegrass, country, blues, gospel or traditional. Only acoustic instruments are permitted — no amplifiers, electronics or drum sets.

Competition will take place on the Old Settler’s Bluebonnet Stage on Saturday, April 22, 2017 beginning at 10:30 am.

ENTRY INFORMATION

Contest Fee. There is no additional fee to register for the contest. Please note that festival ticket rules apply — kids 13 and over are charged the same fee as adults with the exception of youth competition participants. Each participant must be accompanied by a paying adult. All guidelines are subject to change without prior notice.

Entry Limit. The number of contestants will be limited to about 10 (a band or vocal group is considered one contestant). Entries will no longer be accepted after the first 10 qualified applicants and 3 alternates have been selected.

A decision will be made no later than March 10, 2017 as to who will perform in the 2017 Youth Talent Competition.

To apply, please fill out our Youth Talent Application below.

PRIZES

A team of professional artists will select three winners — judges’ decisions are final:

FIRST PLACE

  • $300
  • 45-minute showcase spot on the following year’s festival
  • 30-minute show on Saturday
  • Professional feedback on contest performance
  • Special mention from the Hill Country Stage

SECOND PLACE

  • $200
  • Professional feedback on contest performance
  • Special mention from the Hill Country Stage

THIRD PLACE

  • $100
  • Professional feedback on contest performance
  • Special mention from the Hill Country Stage

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