AFTM proudly sponsors

2018 Texas State Championships - Pearl Community Center - Pearl, Texas

Bluegrass contests and master classes will held this summer, June, July and August, in Pearl Texas. See details below

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Bluegrass Championship DatesState contests for Mandolin, Guitar and Banjo are held during the free Pearl Bluegrass Jam and Stage Show Weekends at the Pearl Community Center in Pearl Texas. 

First place prizes: – First place in the mandolin or banjo contest is $1000,  First place in the guitar contest wins Robertson Guitar.  All First place winners receive free entry to Winfield National competition and Festival.
Other prizes in all contests: second place $500, third place $300, fourth place $200, fifth $100.

Open to all Texas Residents.
Online Registration and Contest Rules, here... 

Master Class Bluegrass Workshops

Instrument workshops with master instructors are presented on Fridays, 3:30pm to 8pm, before each Texas State Championship date. Cost - $25 - Includes supper.

June  1 - Mandolin with J.P. Shafer

Licks tips and tricks for building better solos.
Register here...

July 6 - Guitar with Gerald Jones

Tricks to train your ear and make you sound better than you really are! 
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August 3 - Banjo with Rolf Seiker

From Earl Scruggs to Bobby Thompson, Rolf's personal approach
Register here...