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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

49th Walnut Valley Festival has been postponed
to September 2021 due to COVID-19 Concerns

All tickets sold for WVF 49 will be valid for entry in September 2021, and we will mail details to patrons. Contractors, vendors and workers will be contacted as soon as possible.

A virtual WVF 48.5 will take place in September, Details to Follow

Be Kind, Stay Safe!

2020 NewSong Winners & Alternates

Chris Jones
2020 NewSong Showcase Curator

2019 NewSong Showcase

Chris Jones 2020 NewSong Showcase Curator

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