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48th Walnut Valley Festival

National Flat-Picking Championships

Sept. 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2019

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2019 Wyoming State Guitar Champions Announced

Nick Johnson, Orem, Utah took top honors at the Wyoming State Finger Style Guitar Championship while Bill Vernieu from Flagstaff, Arizona won the Wyoming State Flat Pick Guitar Championship. Both competitions are sponsored by the Oyster Ridge Music Festival held in Kemmerer, Wyoming held July 27th through 29th.

Max Mondzac from Boulder, Colorado won second place in the Wyoming State Finger Style Guitar Championship, and Keith Taylor from Magna, Utah won third place.

Matthew “Rooster” Robinette from Pinedale, Wyoming won second place in the Wyoming State Flat Pick Guitar Championship, and Kelly Dobitz from Salt Lake City, Utah won third place.

Nick Johnson has been invited to represent Wyoming in the International Finger Style Guitar Championship and Bill Vernieu has been invited to represent Wyoming in the National Flat Pick Guitar Championship. The prestigious national and international competitions are hosted by the Walnut Valley Festival in Winfield, Kansas September 18th through 22nd, 2019.

The Oyster Ridge Music Festival held its 25th festival and hosted the largest crowd they have had to do date. To learn more about the Oyster Ridge Music Festival go to www.oysterridgemusicfestival.com

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