See the Contest page for 2017 Songwriting and
Performance contest rules and submission form. Twelve finalists will perform
their songs at the Festival on Sunday. The contest winner will perform as part
of Sunday’s closing concert with Bill Miller and Pigtown Fling String Band.
Tickets Available for Online Purchase.
Tickets sales are now live at the Tickets page. Save
by purchasing tickets in advance. Closer to the Fest, tickets will also be
available at People’s Food Co-op and Pearl Street Brewery.
Friday Night Concert Performers Set
Steel City Jug Slammers
Steel City Jug Slammers is a modern jug band performing Pre- WWII and original
material. The Birmingham, Alabama band was started 2012 and consists of Ramblin'
Ricky Tate, Washtub Jay, & Maxwell Honeycup. Since forming the band has has
become known for their jug band antics. Performing a catalog of classics and
originals, the Steel City Jug Slammers brings the sounds on the 78 RPM era
The band continues a tradition of jug band music that is highly influenced by
the sounds of early Memphis string band and blues. Instrumentation in the band
varies. While the guitar provides the pallet for the songs, it is carried by
the back bone of the washtub bass and jug. On top of that you will hear anything
from banjo- mandolin to banjo- guitar and maybe even a little kazoo.
Kind music for kind people. Kind Country is a Minneapolis based bluegrass jam
band that plays American standards as well as their own brand of Cosmic American
music. Since their formation in 2012, the band has focused on creating live
performances with high levels of improvisation and energy gathering with a
goal of creating a moment of musical bliss that can be shared by audience members
and band alike.