Every 4th weekend in August top musicians convene in Lawrence, KS to compete and perform.
This long running event resembles a reunion as musicians form circles jamming under trees throughout the park. Former contestants return as professional performers. Some competitors are the second and third generations of their family to participate. Fans gather on blankets to enjoy music and cheer on their friends as they compete. Food vendors, artists and community groups fill the street and park paths. For many years, luthiers have joined the event to share their latest original handmade instruments. Mark your calendar for the 34th Annual — August 24th, 2014.
See the list of 2013 winners here!
It's time to start thinking about tune selections for the for this year's competition.
Think about the contest requirements. How can you be true to the tune but still stand out creatively?
Choose songs that you enjoy performing. It will make practicing fun and be reflected in your performing.
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