Announcing the Second Annual KICKIN UP GRASS Competition
The kickin up grass competition is a showdown promoting bluegrass or old time mountain music.When – September 19, 2009Location – Mansfield, Mo town squarePrizes – 1st place: $750, plus a recording session2nd place: $3003rd Place: $200 How to Enter – go to either of our web sights wilderdays-mansfield.com or kickingupgrass.com Here you will be able to print off an entry form. Bands will be accepted until performance time. An entry fee of $50 will have to be paid before any bands take the stage.Second Annual KICKIN UP GRASS CompetitionKickin up Grass will be held during the Wilder Days Celebration of September 19, 2009. The purpose of this Showdown is the promotion of a styule of music that the Wilder family enjoyed and appreciated. It is also to give bans the opportunity to perform their music in a public setting for a cash prize. Bands will perform either bluegrass or old time mountain music.
To Enter Kickin Up Grass CompetitionAll groups wishing to compete will fill out an entry form and send it to: Wilder Days Treasurer, c/o Mansfield Chamber of Commerce, P.O. 322, Mansfield, Missouri 65704 (with a check or money order in the amount of $50.00 payable to Wilder Days Committee 2009). Bands will be accepted until show time, but the earlier bands enter the more publicity they will receive. Independent judges will select three bands for First Place, Second Place and Third Place. The three winning bands will stay and perform for the audience. Bands should have at least one set ready to go.
Scoring of Bands*Scoring will be based on a 100-point system*30% Material Selection (taste, difficulty, authenticity/originality…)*30% Instrumental Performance (includes ability of soloists and overall instrumental blend)*30% Vocal Performance (lead and harmony)*10% Stage Presence
Kickin Up Grass Prizes*1st Place: $750, plus a recording session*2nd Place: $300 *3rd Place: $200*Prizes awarded immediately following final rounds
Kickin Up Grass Schedule*Location: Park Pavilion in the town square, Mansfield, Missouri*Date: September 19, 2009*Final Round: 1:30-6:30*Winners Performance: 7:00-9:00Order of Bands for both round will be drawn at random using a lottery system.
For more information contact: Eric Dodson 417-924-2008 or 417-830-7361