The UllrGrass Band Contest 2018 is a free event open to the public and will be held on Thursday January 18 at 6pm at New Terrain Brewing Co in Golden, Colorado. Finalists will have our admiration and a chance to perform at the UllrGrass Music Festival Jan26-28, 2018 and a Mainstage set at UllrGrass 2019.
The contest is open to string bands and non-string bands alike. The judging will be based on the "instrumental performance", "vocal performance" - including use of harmony vocals, and "overall performance". Favorable consideration will also be given to bands performing original songs (bands should introduce original songs).
Based on a Facebook entry system, the following bands were selected as finalists and will perform a 3 song set at New Terrain Brewing Co on Thursday Jan 18.
Finalists should arrive by 5:30 pm on Jan18 for orientation. Performance order will be posted at that time. The band comp will be followed by the traditional "Judges Jam" at 9pm.
Congratulations to the 2017 Band Contest winners, Meadow Mountain, who will play the UllrGrass Mainstage in Parfet Park on Saturday Jan27.
Past UllrGrass Band Contest Winners:
- Meadow Mountain (2017)
- The Lonesome Days (2016)
- Steel Pennies (2015)