Podunk Bluegrass Band Competition

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The Podunk Band Competition is a free to enter bluegrass band competition and part of the Podunk Bluegrass Festival held in Manchester, Conneticut, but open to Bluegrass bands across the US. The goal of the competition is to give bands looking to make the jump from a local or regional band
to one of national recognition. It gives groups an opportunity to present to a wider audience and
establish themselves as a band to be “watched and heard.”

The judges will spend ten minutes with each band at the conclusion of the competition to discuss
strengths, weaknesses and areas needing improvement in a frank but supporting manner.

Bands may be comprised of 3-7 members.

This competition is free to enter, but only 4 applicants will be chosen to compete in the competition.

All 4 competing bands will receive $300 and the winning band will also receive 2 Telefunken M60 FET Accoustic instrument Microphones and a spot on main stage at the 2018 Podunk Bluegrass Festival.