Banjo/Guitar Contest

Banjo & Flat-Pick Guitar Contests

Banjo Contest

The Banjo and Flat-Pick Guitar Contests will be held this year on Saturday, August 15th on the First-Knox South Stage.  The banjo contest will have two age categories: 17 and under, and 18 and older.  Old-time, bluegrass, and Dixieland styles will be accepted.  The flat-pick guitar contest will have three age categories: 12 and under, 13-19, and 20 and over.  These contests are open to all non-professional players.

Download the banjo registration form here (coming soon!).

Download the flat-pick guitar registration form here (coming soon!).

Festival Sponsors

The Festival is sponsored, in part, by:

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First Knox National Bank

Time Warner Cable

Our Festival Media Sponsors are:

WMVO Web

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Mount Vernon News

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Friends of the Festival

The Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival is the premier event of the year in Downtown Mount Vernon. Your help is needed to help perpetuate the Festival. Please consider becoming a Friend of the Festival!

Dan Emmett Festival Video Contest

The Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival is sponsoring its second annual Video Contest! The goal for this contest is for participants to create and submit videos that promote the Festival in a positive way, showcasing any or all of the variety of experiences the Festival has to offer. The top 5 videos will be posted here on the Dan Emmett Music & Arts Festival website! Get out your cameras and have some fun!

Buy Tickets Now!

Crystal Gayle will perform on Saturday, August 15 at 9:30 p.m., opened by T. G. Sheppard at 6:30 p.m. A limited amount of reserved seating has been set aside for both concerts. Purchase Tickets Now!

Festival Applications

The following applications are available for the Festival Contests & Shows:

Concessions

Crafts & Trades Show

Fine Arts & Handcrafts

Flower Show

Knox Idol

Quilt Show

Youth Showcase

For a complete list of applications, please go to our Festival Applications page.

2014 Video Contest Winners

Congratulations to our 2014 Video Contest Winners!

Best Professional - Exit Eleven Media

Best Organization/Business - Creative Foundations

Best Amateur - Lacey Blubaugh

View them in our Video Gallery!

2014 Festival Results