Contest Information

Printable Rules for all RenoFest 2015 Contests can be found below.
A printable application form for the Band Contest can also be found below.
To apply for the Guitar or Banjo Contests,
contact Russ Jordan directly by e-mail or call (828) 863-2917.


2015 RenoFest Bluegrass Band Competition
Friday March 27, 2015 Center Theatre, downtown Hartsville, SC
1st Prize: $1500

The RenoFest 2015 State Bluegrass Band Championship Contest is open to amateur and semi-professional bands. A competing band must be a legitimate, organized band that has previously performed and is currently available for bookings. RenoFest reserves the right to reject any application. Use these links for complete rules and application....


2015 RenoFest State Guitar Championship
Saturday March 28, 2014, Center Theater, Hartsville, SC
1st Place - Custom-made D-18 guitar built by Wayne Henderson \ 2nd Place $200 \ 3rd Place $100


The RenoFest 2015 Guitar Contest is limited to the first twenty (20) registrants on a "first come-first served" basis. The Guitar Contest is open to anyone except for those who are performing at RenoFest as a billed or paid performer, or who is a prior winner (within the past five years) of the RenoFest Guitar Contest. To register call Russ Jordan at (828) 863-2917, or email russ52@windstream.net. A Non-Refundable Entry Fee of $35 includes a Festival Competition Pass for all RenoFest 2015 events. Contestants must report to the theater by 9:30 AM Saturday March 28, 2015 for the drawing of their order of appearance and final instructions. Use these links for rules....

2015 RenoFest State Banjo Championship
Saturday March 28, 2014, Center Theater, Hartsville, SC
1st Place - Yates Distressed LM-1 Banjo \ 2nd Place $200 \ 3rd Place $100


First prize in the RenoFest 2015 Banjo contest is a beautiful Yates Distressed LM-1 Banjo.
The RenoFest 2015 Banjo Contest is limited to the first twenty (20) registrants on a "first come-first served" basis. The Banjo Contest is open to anyone except for those who are performing at RenoFest as a billed or paid performer, or who is a prior winner (within the past five years) of the RenoFest Banjo Contest. To register call Russ Jordan at (828) 863-2917, or email russ52@windstream.net. A Non-Refundable Entry Fee of $35 includes a Festival Competition Pass for all RenoFest 2015 events. Contestants must report in to the theater by 10:45 AM Saturday March 28, 2014 for the drawing of their order of appearance and final instructions. Use these links for rules....

As information, the buttons below will provide a list of the Reno songs used in the second round of competition: