Pickers, instrumentalists and bands can take part in the nationally recognized RockyGrass Band & Instrument Contests. Select artists will vie for beautiful instruments, cash prizes and well-deserved recognition. The RockyGrass Music Competitions are traditional bluegrass contests that began at the 1st Annual Rocky Mountain Bluegrass Festival in 1973. Instrumentalists compete on flatpick guitar, mandolin, banjo, dobro and fiddle. Contestants will play two songs (no longer than three minutes) in the preliminary round and two songs in the final round if they finish in the top three. Go to http://bluegrass.com for details and information.