2017 Youth Musical Talent Competition

     2017 Festival Youth T design


          Returning to the Old-Time Music, Ozarks Heritage Festival in West Plains, Mo., will be the 3rd Annual Youth Musical Talent Competition, sponsored by 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 2, beginning at 3 p.m. for youth aged six through ten, followed by competition for ages 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, in each age group.  Competition t-shirts will be given to all participants.


                Entry forms are available to download 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. May 31, 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 23rd year Friday and Saturday, June 2 and 3. 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. 


                2017 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, and the West Plains Civic Center.  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

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