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Prizes

Over $13,000 in prizes to compete for!

The heart of Billy’s Belly is a Bluegrass music competition.

With over $13,000.00 in total prize money and 43 different categories to compete in, there is something for everybody.  The top Bluegrass band prize is $5000.00, 2nd place gets $3000.00, and third gets $1000.

Please review the Info page for specific contest rules and guidelines.

There are tons of other prizes to be won!

Here are some of the categories that musicians can compete in, including this year's fun category, the Pete Seeger Interpretation prize:

Bluegrass Band

  • 1st Place – $5000
  • 2nd Place – $3000
  • 3rd Place $1000

Male Voice

  • 1st Place – $200
  • 2nd Place – $100
  • 3rd Place – $50

Female Voice

  • 1st Place – $200
  • 2nd Place – $100
  • 3rd Place – $50

Guitar

  • 1st Place – $200
  • 2nd Place – $100
  • 3rd Place – $50

Banjo

  • 1st Place – $200
  • 2nd Place – $100
  • 3rd Place – $50

Bass

  • 1st Place – $200
  • 2nd Place – $100
  • 3rd Place – $50

Fiddle

  • 1st Place – $200
  • 2nd Place – $100
  • 3rd Place – $50

Mandolin

  • 1st Place – $200
  • 2nd Place – $100
  • 3rd Place – $50

Dobro

  • 1st Place – $200
  • 2nd Place – $100
  • 3rd Place – $50

Dulcimer

  • 1st Place – $200
  • 2nd Place – $100
  • 3rd Place – $50
Harmonica
  • 1st Place – $200
  • 2nd Place – $100
  • 3rd Place – $50

Hammer Dulcimer

  • 1st Place – $200
  • 2nd Place – $100
  • 3rd Place – $50

Other

  • 1st Place – $200
  • 2nd Place – $100
  • 3rd Place – $50

i.e. Washboard, Saw, or Other Handmade or Found Instruments

Fun Category

  • 1st Place – $300
  • 2nd Place – $200
  • 3rd Place – $100

For Best Pete Seeger Interpretation

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