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Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival Band Contest

Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival Sugar Shack Campground, Thornton, NH

2017 Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival - Band Competition This is the first annual Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival band competition. Our goal is to have local/regional working bands perform on the main stage during the competition. The winning band will get to play a 30 minute morning set on the main stage on Saturday August 5, 2017. The winning band will be considered for inclusion in the 2018 festival. Registration Submit a band promo kit including a Demo CD or Full length CD, performance schedule for past 6 months, picture of the band and bio to; Pemi Valley Bluegrass Festival PO Box 486 Plymouth, NH 03264. Call 603-239-2238 for more details. Deadline for submission is July 1, 2017. Rules and Regulations Each band will be allowed to perform one set lasting between thirty to forty-five minutes. Set time will vary based on the number of bands accepted. Bands will be notified prior to the contest. Bands need to adhere to the bluegrass theme and style of music. Traditional, contemporary or old-time are acceptable. Original tunes are a plus. Acoustic instrumentation only, except for bass. No drums or standing percussion allowed. Musicians may only participate in one band for the competition. If accepted, Pemi must be notified in advance of any personnel changes. Failure to comply may result in disqualification. Sound will be provided by Rosewood Sound Prize Money: ?The winning band will receive a $200 cash prize. Fan Favorite Audience members will receive a voting ballot when they enter the festival. Audience members will be able to cast votes up to 20 minutes after the last band has performed. The top three bands will be presented to the judges for final decision. Judging There will be … Read More »