49th Walnut Valley Festival

September 15 - 19, 2021

National Flat-Picking Championships
Winfield, KS

September 15 - 19, 2021
National Flat-Picking Championships
Winfield, KS

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

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

2019 NewSong Showcase Winners & Alternates

Songs About Winfield

Winners

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

Alternates

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

Sweet Memories

Winners

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

Alternates

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

Songs Suitable for Children

Winners

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

Alternates

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

Love Song

Winners

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

Alternates

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

Songs of Religion or Spirit

Winners

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

Alternates

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

Songs About Feeling Blue

Winners

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

Alternates

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

Instrumental

Winners

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

Alternates

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

Songs for a Better World

Winners

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

Alternates

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

Humorous Songs

Winners

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

Alternates

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

None of the Above

Winners

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

Alternates

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

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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

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