36th Annual Kansas State Fiddling & Picking Championships
This long running event resembles a reunion as musicians form circles jamming under trees throughout the park. Former contestants return as professional performers. Some competitors are the second and third generations of their family to participate. Fans gather on blankets to enjoy music and cheer on their friends as they compete. Food vendors, artists and community groups fill the street and park paths. For many years, luthiers have joined the event to share their latest original handmade instruments. Mark your calendar for the 36th Annual — August 28, 2016.
Opened in June 2015 and specializes in Banjos, Acoustic guitars and mandolins. They have one of the largest selections of banjos and mandolins in the Midwest, and feature many local and independent builders like Leo Posch, Jim Triggs, Mark Franzke and Chris Petronilo, and their own Hawthorn brand of custom instruments. They are also a full service repair, restoration and custom shop for all fretted instruments including electric guitars.
Friend them on Facebook or check the website for more information about their monthly jam sessions, workshops and special events.
Listing of weekly, monthly, and yearly recurring jam sessions open to the public.
Most bluegrass sessions are acoustic-only please, with country western sessions
having some electric instruments. All are very friendly with mixed levels of
experience and styles.
Bluegrass Events, Festivals, Country Opries, Music Shows, and Bands showcasing some of the best
talent in the greater Kansas City area. And all year long, you can always find bluegrass
venues every weekend around Kansas, Missouri, Iowa, and Arkansas.
Listing of publicly available audio files, tablatures, sheet music, song lists with keys,
and artists songs, from around the web. Most content is old-time, traditional tunes that
span generations and continents. And music stores that specialize in stringed instruments.