On Friday night and during the day Saturday, the audience will see and hear a variety of bands and individual contestants who come to the stage when they are ready to play, in no particular order. You never know who’s coming next! The Saturday night show is 100 percent hot pickin’ bands. The top 15 bluegrass and top 15 old time bands (as judged in Friday night and earlier Saturday competition) return to the stage starting at 7:30 p.m. for the grand championship senior band playoffs. The Registration for Friday for starts at 5pm-10pm. Saturday Registration starts at 10am-3pm.
- 5:00 pm – Opening Entertainment & Registration for Competitors open until 10:00 pm
- 6:00 pm – Competition for player categories
- 10:00 am – Registration for Competitors open until 3:00 pm
- 11:00 am – Competition continues for player categories
- 5:30 pm – Senior, Junior and Children’s Dance Contest
- 7:30 pm – Senior Band Playoffs
- 11:30 pm – Awards Presentation