State 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.
July 6 - Guitar with Gerald Jones
Tricks to train your ear and make you sound better than you really are!
August 3 - Banjo with Rolf Seiker
From Earl Scruggs to Bobby Thompson, Rolf's personal approach