2015 Youth Musical Talent Competition

Youth Musical Talent Competition to be part of Old Time Music, Ozark Heritage Festival Activities

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A new feature of the Old-Time Music, Ozarks Heritage Festival in downtown West Plains, Mo., will be a Youth Musical Talent Competition, sponsored by West Plains Downtown Revitalization, Inc. and the Boys and Girls Club of the Greater West Plains Area.  The competition will be conducted on the 2nd Stage, located on the Square on the east side of the Courthouse.  The Festival committee and the downtown group 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 19, from 1-3p.m. for youth aged six through ten; and Saturday, June 20, from noon-2 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.


Cash awards will be presented each day – $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 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 21st year Friday and Saturday, June 19 and 20. 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.


2015 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, or “like” the Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Old.Time.Music.Festival


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