Minnesota Bluegrass and Old-Time Music Association

MINNESOTA BLUEGRASS DUET CHAMPIONSHIPS

2015 Minnesota State Fair

MINNESOTA BLUEGRASS DUET CHAMPIONSHIPS

2:30 PM to 5:30 PM, Friday & Saturday, September 4-5, 2015

West End Market Stage, Minnesota State Fair
 

 

Eric Christopher & Marty Marrone - winners of 2013 Duet Championship

ROOTS MUSIC PICKING AND SINGING CONTESTS!

The Minnesota Bluegrass Duet Championships will be fun-to-see-and-hear roots style music contests on Friday and Saturday September 4th & 5th, 2015, at the West End Market stage of the Minnesota State Fair. The contests are conducted by the Minnesota Bluegrass & Old-Time Music Association (MBOTMA). Contestants will perform selections in traditional acoustic old-time, bluegrass, country, or western swing style.

Friday will be singing with stringed instruments, with an emphasis on creative vocal, instrumental, and presentation skills. Saturday will be stringed instruments playing together with a nod to creative phrasing, instrumental, and presentation skills. There will be tough decisions for the judges, and great entertainment for 2015 Minnesota State Fair goers.

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MINNESOTA BLUEGRASS VOCAL DUET CHAMPIONSHIP
Friday, September 4, 2015

The Minnesota Bluegrass Vocal Duet Championship will consist of vocal musical performances presented by two individuals for two voices and one or two acoustic stringed instruments. Entrants will perform selections in traditional acoustic old-time, bluegrass, country or western swing style, i.e. roots style. Entrants will prepare three vocal duet numbers. Two numbers will be performed in the preliminary round, and one number will be played in the championship round should the entrants be selected as finalists. Scoring will be based on vocal phrasing, singing and playing in tune, timing, instrumental skills, and presentation.

 

MINNESOTA BLUEGRASS INSTRUMENTAL DUET CHAMPIONSHIP
Saturday, September 5, 2015

The Minnesota Bluegrass Instrument Duet Championship will consist of instrumental musical performances presented by two individuals with two acoustic stringed instruments. Entrants will perform selections in traditional acoustic old-time, bluegrass, country or western swing style, i.e. roots style. Performances will be instrumental with no vocals. Entrants will prepare four instrumental duet numbers. Two numbers will be performed in the preliminary round, and two numbers will be played in the championship round should the entrants be selected as finalists. Scoring will be based on instrumental creativity and phrasing, playing in tune, timing, instrumental skills, and presentation.

 

West End Market Stage - Location Information