16. May 2012 05:08
Head on over to New Albany this Saturday, May 19th, for the State of Mississippi Bluegrass Championship and an opportunity to hear some great music. The Down From the Hills Music Festival competition will offer cash and trophies in the following competition categories: Band, fiddling, banjo, guitar, mandolin, and dobro.
On-site registration begins at 8:30AM and the Bluegrass Music Championship begins at 10:00AM. There will be a $750 prize for 1st Place Senior Fiddling. Following the fiddling competition will be the band competition. Registration will take place for that until 1:00PM and the competition will begin at 2:00PM. There is a prize of $1,500 for 1st place.
The event will be held at the Union County Fairgrounds and is supported by the Mississippi Arts Commission. There will also be quilting demonstrations going on all day. Admission is $5 and fun for the whole family.