Rockygrass Band Contest

Rockygrass Band Contest

Rockygrass Band Contest

Rockygrass Band Contest

Bands perform around a single microphone in the Wildflower Pavilion on Saturday (preliminary round) and Sunday (final round) in the Wildflower Pavilion.

Awards include an invitation to play a set at the 2021 Festival, cash prizes, and more. 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 and 2019 winners Never Come Down.

Registering for the Contest

Registration for the 2020 band contest is now available online.

  • The entry fee is $75 per contest.
  • Since the contests are held inside the festival grounds, all contestants must have either a 3-day pass or single-day tickets for Saturday (the preliminary round) and Sunday (final round). If this is a problem for your band, please call our office at 800-624-2422. We may be able to help.


  • Preliminaries: Saturday, July 25th in the Wildflower Pavilion. Approx 1:30pm.
  • Finals: Sunday, July 26th in the Wildflower Pavilion. Approx 1:30pm.


1st Place:

$750, strings and main stage performance at the 2021 RockyGrass

2nd Place:

$500 & strings

3rd Place:

$300 & strings

  • Prizes awarded immediately following final rounds

Rules & Guidelines


2019 Winners