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. In 2021, the band contest finals will be held on the main stage on Sunday afternoon.

Awards include an invitation to play a set at the 2022 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.

2021 Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the 2021 RockyGrass band contest: The Wildmans from Floyd, VA! They’ll be performing a full main stage set at the 50th (!) Annual RockyGrass (July 29-31, 2022).

A hearty congratulations to all 3 of the finalists who competed on the main stage at the 2021 RockyGrass Festival:

  1. The Wildmans (Floyd, VA)
  2. Red Mountain Boys (Colorado Springs, CO)
  3. The Wrecklunds (Denver, CO)


  • Preliminaries: Saturday, July 24th in the Wildflower Pavilion. Approx 1:30pm.
  • Finals: Sunday, July 25th on the Festival main stage (!). Approx noon.


1st Place:

$750, strings and main stage performance at the 2022 RockyGrass

2nd Place:

$500 & strings

3rd Place:

$300 & strings

  • Prizes awarded immediately following final rounds

Rules & Guidelines