Rockygrass Band Contest

Rockygrass Band Contest

Rockygrass Band Contest

Rockygrass Band Contest

Due to recent cancellations, we may still have openings in the 2019 Band Contest. Register your band now at or 800-624-2422.

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 2020 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 2018 winners The Bow Ties.

Registering for the Contest

Registration for the 2019 band contests opened on December 4 at or 800-624-2422.

  • 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.


1st Place:

$750, strings and Festival main stage performance in the year 2020

2nd Place:

$500 & strings

3rd Place:

$300 & strings

  • Prizes awarded immediately following final rounds


Rules & Guidelines


2018 Finalists