Texas State Championships logoApril 23-24, 2021
DoubleTree Hotel Dallas Near the Galleria
4099 Valley View Lane, Dallas Texas 75244


Texas State Mandolin Championship – Friday, April 23 – 9:30a to 1:30pBecome A Sponsor
Texas State Guitar Championship – Friday, April 23 – 2:00p to 6:00p
Texas State Banjo Championship – Saturday, April 24 – 9:30a to 1:30p

Each contest is limited to the first 10 Texas residents who register.
Contest registration fee is $15 in advance; $20 at the door (if space available).

Register for the BANJO Championship
Register for the MANDOLIN Championship
Register for the GUITAR Championship

How many contest spots still available?  Mandolin – 3  Guitar – 1  Banjo – 0
*Note that remaining spot counter is not automatic but is updated manually from time to time.
We are keeping a waitlist – if your category is full, please e-mail us to be placed on the list.


1st Place$500, 2021 Texas State Champion Title, Commemorative Plaque, and
paid entry to attend 2021 Walnut Valley Festival and compete in the 2021 National Championship

2nd Place$250 & Commemorative Plaque

3rd Place$100 & Commemorative Plaque

4th Place:  Commemorative Plaque

5th Place:  Commemorative Plaque

Download the CONTEST RULES here.
Contest terms subject to change at any time prior to commencement of contest.

Note:  Any contestant who places in multiple contests and wins $600 or more (in total) must complete an IRS Form W9 before payment can be made.  Contestants who win $600 or more receive IRS Form 1099 for their winnings.

All contestants must show valid proof of Texas residency and comply with all contest rules.
All contest judge and administrator decisions are final and binding

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~  Our Host Hotel  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

The DoubleTree Dallas Hotel near the Galleria has invitDoubletree Hotel Dallas near the Galleriaed us to fill the hotel with music and non-stop jamming!  Jamming rooms will be available and may be requested at check-in – so you can jam all night in your room!  The upper floors will be quiet floors for light sleepers.

DISCOUNTED ROOM RATES for the Championships and the Bluegrass Heritage Festival are now available at this link.  Our discounted rate is $90/night, which includes HOT BUFFET BREAKFAST FOR TWO each night.  The Foundation has partnered with the DoubleTree to make this weekend possible, and we need your help to make it workRooms booked through our links are the only ones that count toward our quota.  

You may also book by phone by calling (972) 385-9000 and asking for the BLUEGRASS rate.


The 2021 Texas State Mandolin, Guitar, and Banjo Championships have been made possible by the generous support of these incredible sponsors.

The Voeller Law Firm
Bluegrass Heritage Foundation
Tracy Dean Smith Landscape Architecture
Texas Bluegrass Music LLC
Robert & Trista Hough
The City of Farmers Branch Texas
DoubleTree Near the Galleria
Southwest Bluegrass Club


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