CHEYENNE - Laramie County Library will host the second annual One World Prairie Guitar Contest in the Cottonwood Room from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on September 28. Musicians of all ages are invited to compete in any of four categories: acoustic, classical, electric, and miscellaneous stringed instrument (excluding piano).
The first place winner in each category will take home a $1,000 prize and perform for thirty minutes in that evening’s One World Prairie Guitar Concert. Second place winners in each category will receive $700 while third place winners will receive $500. Fourth place winners will receive four tickets to the Cheyenne Concert Association’s 2019-2020 concert series.
The annual event is presented in partnership with the Cheyenne Guitar Society, and is funded by the Laramie County Library Foundation through an anonymous donor with a passion for the Laramie County community and its arts. The fourth place prizes are courtesy of the Cheyenne Concert Association.
Laramie County Library System encourages interested musicians to register for the contest online at https://lclsonline.org/one-world-prairie-guitar-contest/. Each category entry costs $10 and musicians may sign up for as many categories as they wish to compete in. Registration for the contest closes on September 27 at 12:00 p.m. Contest performances must consist of one song no longer than five minutes and cannot include any vocals. Contestants in the electric category may bring one effects pedal for the contest.
The contest and concert are both free and open to the public. Laramie County Library asks that attendees remain quiet and refrain from entering or exiting the Cottonwood Room during contest performances. Join Laramie County Library System in celebrating local talent as it showcases the vibrant musical community with the One World Prairie Guitar Contest.
For general library information,
call 307-634-3561 or visit lclsonline.org.