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Youth in Bluegrass Competition




Contest: May 18, 2024 (all day)
Dress Rehearsal & Party: May 17
Where: Branson Eve
nt Center



  • 20 Bands will be accepted

  • Band members must be 21 years of age or younger (parents can participate but youth must take the lead)

  • Deadline to submit band application is March 1st

  • Qualified bands will be notified by March 15th and will receive detailed contest rules and sample ballots.

  • Because this will be the 1st year that OMMA is hosting, previous 1st place winners can enter.



1st - $2,500 | 2nd - $2,000 | 3rd- $1,500 | 4th - $1,000 | 5th - $500

Additional Opportunities: 

Several colleges with Bluegrass programs will be there to offer scholarships, including Bethel University, who will be offering up to ten $75,000 scholarships to age appropriate contestants.


The Station Inn is offering the winning band the opportunity to play on their world-famous stage during their 50th Anniversary year of 2024.

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