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Texas State Banjo, Mandolin, & Guitar Championships

Wyndham Garden Dallas North Hotel

Come watch some of the fastest and best banjo players, mandolin players, and flatpick guitar players compete to find out who is the best in Texas!  The Texas State Championship contests are held in conjunction with the Bluegrass Heritage Festival on May 1-3 at the Wyndham Garden in Farmers Branch.  The contests are free to watch and require no ticket for entry. 
  First place prize money is $500 plus a confirmed, paid entry to the National Championships in Winfield and a ticket to the Walnut Valley Festival!  You must be a Texas resident and to compete. Discounted room rates are available at the Wyndham for contestants and attendees.

The 2020 Texas State Mandolin, Guitar, and Banjo Championships have been made possible by the generous support of these amazing sponsors:

Acoustic Music Camp
Austin Friends of Traditional Music
Bay Area Bluegrass Association
Bluegrass Heritage Foundation
Bluegrass Music Rising
Calton Cases
Camp Bluegrass
Central Texas Bluegrass Association
Collings Guitars
Mary Conn, Attorney at Law
Ellis Mandolins
The City of Farmers Branch, Texas
Fuller’s Guitar Shop
Robert & Trista Hough
Paluxy River Bluegrass Association
Pearl Bluegrass 1st Sat Jam & Stage Show
Robertson Guitars
Tracy Dean Smith, Landscape Architect
Southwest Bluegrass Club
Texas Bluegrass Music LLC
Tomball Bluegrass Festival
Triple Creek RV Park
Wyndham Garden Dallas North Hotel

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