JAMinc hosted The Scott Street Five String Finals at the 2018 Richmond Folk Festival. The six finalists appeared on stage on Sunday in Richmond before a panel of judges consisting of Jim Hurst, James Bailey, Richard Ward, and Victor Furtado.

To read the complete recap, visit the Richmond Folk Festival website.


  • 1st place – Austin Hefflefinger (age 13), Rimersburg, PA
  • 1st runner up – Taylor Parks (age 14), Bloxom, VA
  • 2nd runner up – Jacob Moretz (age 13), Boone, NC


  • 1st place – Caleb Coatney (age 16), Boone, NC
  • 1st runner up – Claire Childress (age 15), Big Stone Gap, VA
  • 2nd runner up – Henry Coatney (age 14), Boone, NC