Rockygrass Band Contest

Rockygrass Band Contest

Rockygrass Band Contest

Rockygrass Band Contest

Bands compete around a single microphone for fame and glory - as well as cash and a spot on next year’s Main Stage lineup.

Past winners of the RockyGrass band contest include Steep Canyon Rangers, Chatham County Line, Town Mountain, Blue Canyon Boys, Front Country, The Railsplitters, RapidGrass, The Wooks, Meadow Mountain, Never Come Down and The Wildmans.

2023 Band Competition Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 RockyGrass band contest: The Fretliners from Lyons, CO! The Fretliners pulled a double win at RockyGrass and Telluride. They’ll be performing a full main stage set at the 52th Annual RockyGrass (July 26-28, 2024).

A hearty congratulations to all 3 of the finalists who competed on the main stage at the 2023 RockyGrass Festival:

  1. The Fretliners (Lyons, CO)
  2. Pretend Friend (Wichita, KS)
  3. ALBAND (Denver, CO)

The Band Contest will be open for entries, January 2024 so check back soon!


1st Place:

$750, strings and main stage performance at the 2023 RockyGrass

2nd Place:

$500 & strings

3rd Place:

$300 & strings

  • Prizes awarded immediately following final rounds

Rules & Guidelines