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49th Walnut Valley Festival

September 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2020

National Flat-Picking Championships
Winfield, KS

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49th Walnut Valley Festival

National Flat-Picking Championships
Winfield, KS

Sept. 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 2020

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2019 NewSong Winners & Alternates

Thursday NewSong Showcase Winners

2018 Thursday Winners

NewSong Showcase
Saturday NewSong Showcase Winners

2018 Saturday Winners

Songs About WVF

Winners

Mike Yoder – “A Wider Place of Shade”
Billy Brady – “Winfield Bound”

Alternates

J.D. Benning – “The Old Walnut River”
Kenny Cornell – “Back In ’72”

Sweet Memories

Winners

Jim McCarter – “Better Than New”
Corey Johnson-Erday – “The Most Patient Man In The World”

Alternates

Bob Morrison – “Superglide”
Ken Brunson – “One Stoplight Town”

Songs Suitable for Children

Winners

Karyn Schafer – “Oh To Be”
David Hakan – “I Like Worms”

Alternates

Jim & Julie Joyce – “If The Llama Don’t Wanna”
Ken Gale – “Miranda the Panda”

Love Song

Winners

Ron Land – “Set You On Fire”
Mark Fonseca & Helen Avakian – “Be There For You”

Alternates

David Hakan – “Blue Sky”
Brian Henke – “Oh Lucky Day”

Songs of Religion or Spirit

Winners

Emily Johnson-Erday – “The Fire This Time”
Mark Heinrich – “Only I”

Alternates

Kay Kugler – “The Wedding Day”
Kevin T. Hale – “Are There Hillbilly Bands In Heaven?”

Songs About Feeling Blue

Winners

Jim Campbell – “Comets”
Maggie Cook – “California Calls”

Alternates

Malicent King – “Leaving Home”
Adam Gardino/Kelly Champlin  – “1922”

Instrumental

Winners

Alice Boyle – “Tallgrass”
Ethan Batan – “Summer’s End”

Alternates

Steve Taylor – “Gracie’s Tune”
Robert Olaf Siegers & Cricket Tombs – “Arcing to Arcturus”

Songs for a Better World

Winners

Anniel Wilson – “The Country Wave”
Grant Boesen – “Fear”

Alternates

Carolyn Davis – “With Song”
Fred Baue – “Run For The Wall”

Humorous Songs

Winners

Kenny Cornell – “Handyman”
Rick Frydman – “So Long Facebook”

Alternates

Joy Zimmerman – “A Better Raisin”
Ken Gale – “The Mad Agronomist”

None of the Above

Winners

Joy Zimmerman – “Why Be Normal?”
Ann Kelly Wright – “Apples”

Alternates

Stan Sullivan – “Dashboard Music Roads”
Rosie Best-Cutrer – “Baby Let Go”

Office Hours

Post-Festival through May

Monday-Friday
9am-Noon; 1pm to 5pm

June through August 2nd

Monday-Friday
9am-5pm

August 3rd through September 7th

Monday-Friday
9am-5pm

Saturday
9am-1pm