The 14 annual KSMU Youth in Bluegrass Band Contest was held May 23rd at Silver Dollar City. 19 band from 12 states were entered in the contest this year which offered $4,000 in prize money paid by Silver Dollar City to the top 5 finishers. Parents can participate but otherwise, band members must be 21 or under to compete.
Taking 3rd place this year was The Baker Family, from Birch Tree Mo. 2nd place was earned by the Kansas Bluegrass Association Treblemakers, and top honors went to Ash Breeze from Fayetteville North Carolina.
Silver Dollar City's 850 seat Opera House Theater was packed for the entire 6.5 hours of the contest, highlights of which will be featured on the June 6th, 7PM broadcast of Seldom Heard Music.