Front Porch Showdown Bluegrass Band Contest – May 30, 2015

Dallas Heritage Village, Dallas, Texas  75215

Bobby Giles & Music MountainThe Bluegrass Heritage Foundation teamed up with Dallas Heritage Village, a shady, 20-acre tree-lined park with authentic 19th-century pioneer and Victorian homes and buildings located near downtown Dallas, for the second annual Front Porch Showdown Bluegrass Band Contest.  Nine bluegrass bands from all over 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 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:  Bobby Giles & Music Mountain (Fort Worth, Texas)
2nd:  Strings of Faith (Plano, Texas)
3rd:  Acoustic Sound Hounds (Scurry, Texas)Bluestem
4th:  Bluestem (Dallas, Texas)
5th:  Pearl & The Polka Dots (Weatherford, Texas)

The crowd also enjoyed performances by Blue Valley Tradition, Philip Ferguson & Texas True, Pine Island Station, and Runnin’ Ragged.  Families explored the Dallas Heritage Village buildings and exhibits and enjoyed a picnic in the park.  Bluegrass music rang from the porches and pathways as jammers picked their favorite tunes all afternoon.  It was a great day of family-friendly music and fun.

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promoting bluegrass music in Texas. While it's free to get in the door to many of our events,
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