The 2018 Scott Street Five String Finals

The Scott Street Five String Finals

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