River Falls Roots and Bluegrass Music Festival – Band
are required to use one stage mike (large capsule) for the preliminary and final rounds of
the band contest.
more than 6 bands will be registered for the band contest.
- Bands may
consist of 3-6 members. The music should be “Bluegrass,” “Old Time,” “Western Swing,” or “New
electric instruments or pickups allowed, with exception of electric bass
Only one mic will be provided for each band.
band plays 3 songs in the preliminaries and 3 songs in the finals.
The 3 band selections must be the following types:
repeat of songs played in the preliminary round is not allowed in the
drum sets or standing percussion allowed.
entering the contest may have no common members.
Bands Score in These Categories
Material Selection (taste, difficulty, authenticity/originality...)
Instrumental Performance (includes ability of soloists and overall
Vocal Performance (lead and harmony)
1st 300.00 + Recording Session
2nd 200.00 + strings