Front Porch Showdown Bluegrass Band Contest – June 4, 2016

Dallas Heritage Village, Dallas, Texas  75215

Band Contest WinnerThe Bluegrass Heritage Foundation teamed up with Dallas Heritage Village, a shady, 20-acre tree-lined park with authentic 19th-century pioneer and Victorian homes located near downtown Dallas, for the third annual Front Porch Showdown Bluegrass Band Contest.  Bluegrass bands from around Texas each had 15 minutes to take the stage, entertain the crowd, and clear out before the next band stepped in.  A total of $1,500 in cash prize money was on the line.  Judging was by audience ballot, with a great crowd on hand, and over 160 ballots were cast.  The winning bands were:

1st:  Bethlehem Bluegrass Band (Hallsville, Texas)
2nd:  Salt Creek (Sanger, Texas)
3rd:  FM 455 (Prosper, Texas)FM 455 on stage
4th:  Pearl & the Polka Dots (Weatherford, Texas)
5th:  Bluestem (Dallas, Texas)

Best Dressed Bluegrass Band:  FM 455
Village Favorite:  Pearl & the Polka Dots

Families explored the Dallas Heritage Village buildings and exhibits and enjoyed a picnic in the park all afternoon.  Bluegrass music rang from the porches and pathways as jammers picked their favorite tunes.  It was a day of family-friendly music and fun.

The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation is a non-profit organization, run by volunteers,
promoting bluegrass music in Texas. While it's free to get in the door to many of our events,
keeping the doors open isn't free. All contributions are greatly appreciated.

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