49th Walnut Valley Festival

September 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 2021

National Flat-Picking Championships
Winfield, KS

All tickets previously sold for WVF 49 will be valid for entry in September 2021. Tickets are also currently available for purchase.

September 15-19, 2021

National Flat-Picking Championships
Winfield, KS

All tickets previously sold for WVF 49 will be valid for entry in September 2021. Tickets are also currently available for purchase.

1998 NewSong Showcase Winners & Alternates

Love Songs

  • “Love You Don’t Know” by Brad Davis, Nashville, TN
  • “In Place of My Heart” by Gary Gackstatter, Ark City, KS
  • “Welcome Home” by Suzanne Michell, Little Rock, AR
  • “Right next to Nuthin’ by Effron, White, Fayetteville, AR

Kid’s Songs

  • “Sunflower” by Stephen Hull, Lincoln, NE
  • “Bedtime” by J.F. & Susan Stover, Hill City, KS
  • “Everybody has a Bellybutton” by Glenn Wallace, Grand Island, NY

Political Comment

  • “Uncle Jim’s Song” by Steven B. Eulberg, Fort Collins, CO
  • “Thinking to Myself” by Steve Jacobs, Columbia, MO
  • “Pass it On” by J.F. Stover, Hill City, KS

Myth and Magic

  • “Fire Dancer” by Brad Davis, Nashville, TN
  • “Sidewalk Van Gogh” by David B. Hakan, Kansas City, MO
  • “On the Wind” by Rickey Thomas Ray, Tulsa, OK

Humorous

  • “That’s All Folks” by Gary Gackstatter, Ark City, KS
  • “Love Mobile” by Doug Miles
  • “Armageddon Polka” by John Mitchell, Sugar Creek, MO

Pickin’ With My Friends

  • “Barbara’s Place” by David Hakan, Kansas City, MO
  • “Barnyard Jamboree’ by Kathy Kuehn, Lincoln, NE
  • “Changin’ the World” by J.F. Stover, Hill City, KS

Religious/Spiritual Songs

  • “My Life You Keep” by Michelle Cullum, Winfield, KS
  • “Holy River” by Brad Davis, Nashville, TN
  • “Second Wind” by Tim Durham, Ark City, KS
  • “Divine Grace” by Russ Kapp, Lawrence, KS

The Good Old Days

  • “Under This Kansas Sky” by Gary Gackstatter, Ark City, KS
  • “Up on Laurel Hill” by Bill Graham, Platte City, MO
  • “Up the Wide Missouri” by Steve Jacobs, Columbia, MO

Modern Ballads

  • “Grand Junction” by Dan O’Brien, Evergreen, CO
  • “The Mexican Window” by Dan O’Brien, Evergreen, CO
  • “The Passing Lane” by Stan Sullivan, New Britain, CT
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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