We are excited to announce the top 10 contestants who will perform at the 2017 Old Settler’s Music Festival Youth Competition! The finalists, who range in ages from 10 to 18, will take the Bluebonnet Stage on Saturday, April 22nd, at 10:30 am.
A panel of professional musicians will judge the competition and select three winners. All winners will receive professional feedback about their performance and a special mention from the Hill Country Stage. The Third place winner will receive $100, Second place will win $200, and First place gets $300 plus a 20-minute Saturday set at this year’s festival, and a 45-minute showcase spot at next year’s festival.
Past winners of the Youth Competition, which started in 2002, have included Sarah Jarosz, Emily Elbert, Katy Kirby, Joelton Mayfield, and Kimberly Zielnicki..
2017 Youth Competition Contestants
Jack & Isabella, 10, Austin, Texas
Frankie Lee, 15, Richardson, Texas
Riley Curnutt, 13, Dallas, Texas
Daisy Hayz, 18, Pasadena, Texas
Sophia Lynn, 15, Austin, Texas
Emma Morelli, 14, Austin, Texas
Molly Snodgrass, 15, Austin, Texas
Abigail Storm, 15, Austin, Texas
Dillon Havens, 18, Austin, Texas
Christina Cavazos, 17, Austin, Texas
Sophie Lee, 13, Cypress, Texas
Elijah Delgado, 14, Austin, Texas
Sophie Scott 18, London (Surrey), England