5th Annual Scott Street Five String Finals – Submissions Open!

The Scott Street Five String Finals

Entries for the 5th edition of the Scott Street Five String Finals are now open! 

To honor the memory of beloved JAMinc board member, distinguished attorney and dedicated banjo player Scott Street who we lost in February of 2015 to cancer, we’re excited to announce the 5th annual edition of our banjo competition for young players 18 and under.

Again this year, there will be two divisions and two sets of finalists … for bluegrass/Scruggs-style players and for clawhammer/old time players.

After a preliminary round of YouTube video entries, three finalists will be selected in each division by a distinguished panel of judges, to be announced later this year. Finalists will compete live on the Virginia Folklife Stage at the Richmond Folk Festival on Saturday, October 12, 2019.

Winners in each division will receive a handsome crystal trophy, a demo recording session at In Your Ear Studios, and a $1,000 cash prize. Runners up receive $600 with $400 for third place.

There is no fee to submit an entry. All contest submissions must be received by Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 5 pm Eastern time.

Get the full details and submit an entry at the Richmond Folk Festival website.