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.

How To Enter


Preliminary Round (12 Bands) - Saturday, July 29th (~1:30pm)

Wildflower Pavilion (Within Festival Grounds)

Final Round (Top 3 Bands) - Sunday, July 3oth (~1:30pm)

Wildflower Pavilion (Within Festival Grounds)

Rules & Guidelines


2022 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2022 RockyGrass band contest: Pick and Howl from Denver, CO! They’ll be performing a full main stage set at the 51th Annual RockyGrass.

A hearty congratulations to all 3 of the finalists:

  1. Pick and Howl (Denver, CO)
  2. Scott Slay and the Rail (Denver, CO)
  3. The High Water Line (San Francisco, CA)