2016 Youth Musical Talent Competition

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Returning to the Old-Time Music, Ozarks Heritage Festival in West Plains, Mo., will be the 2nd Annual Youth Musical Talent Competition, sponsored by Healthy Lifestyles Wellness Center, West Plains Music, and West Plains Council on the Arts.  The competition will be conducted on the 2nd Stage, located on the east lawn of the West Plains Civic Center.  The Festival committee and sponsors created this event to help with their efforts to preserve and pass along the old-time traditions which are the focus of the Festival.

Competitions will be Friday, June 17, from 12-1:30 p.m. for youth aged six through ten; and 1:30-3:00 p.m. for youth aged eleven through eighteen.  Music style will be limited to old-time or other traditional music, or newer music in an old-time style.  For singers, live accompaniment is preferred.

West Plains Music gift certificates will be presented- $50 for first place, $25 for second place, and $15 for third place.  Competition t-shirts will be given to all participants.

Entry forms are available HERE or may be picked up at West Plains Music Store, #18 Court Square in downtown West Plains. Entry forms must be turned in at West Plains Music Store by 7 p.m. June 13, and contestants will be advised of their performance times via email prior to the event. For more information about the competition, contact coordinator Amber Adamson at adamson5125@gmail.com.

The Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival will celebrate its 22nd year Friday and Saturday, June 17 and 18. The two-day annual event in downtown West Plains, Mo., celebrates Ozarks music and culture.  Admission to all festival events is free.  The Old-Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival is the signature event for West Plains.  The two-day festival seeks to celebrate, preserve, pass on and nurture an appreciation of the old-time music and folk life traditions distinctive to the Ozark Highlands.

2016 Festival partners include the West Plains Council on the Arts, the City of West Plains, Missouri State University-West Plains, the Ozark Heritage Welcome Center, West Plains Civic Center, and Charles and Pam Drago.  Partial funding for this event was provided by the Missouri Arts Council, a state agency.

For more information on the festival e-mail info@westplainsarts.org, visit the website at http://www.oldtimemusic​.​org, or “like” the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Old.Time.Music.Festival