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Texas State Mandolin Championship in League City

Bay Area Bluegrass Association (BABA) would like to invite you to the TEXAS STATE MANDOLIN CHAMPIONSHIP to be held on August 21, 2010.

Winner will received paid entry and represent the state of Texas in the national finals in Winfield, Kansas.
Fee for contestants is $20.00
In addition to paid entry to the Winfield finals, the winner will receive
$300; Second place contestante receives $150 and Third place contestant receives $50.
Interested musicians should contact Rick Kirkland by email at or by phone at 281-488-2244

Contest and jam will be held at the Johnny Arolfo Civic Center, 300 W.
Walker, League City. The contest begins at 7:00 PM, but pickers are
welcome to bring their instruments and come earlier to jam.

Featured Band after the contest is Austin Colony.

Three jam rooms are available, including a slow jam for beginners.
The BABA kitchen sells tasty, inexpensive food and beverages (NO
ALCOHOL) at regular shows. We also offer bluegrass merchandise for
sale, and have door prizes and raffles at every show.

Please visit the web site for details

Jamming is still free, jam rooms will still be available, and there is
no admission charge to the audience for either the regular shows or
for the mandolin competition.

Bay Area Bluegrass Association, known as BABA, organized 1986 and
incorporated in 1987 under the Texas Non-Profit Corporation Act.
The primary purpose of BABA is to preserve and promote Bluegrass and
Bluegrass Gospel music as an American art form

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