Mountain Music Throwdown

Saturday! Saturday! Saturday November 18th! Come for the biggest, baddest music contest ever to grace the muddy floor of the French Broad River Valley.
It's time for the fourth annual Transylvania Mountain Music Throwdown. You got mountain music, bring it. We got contests, epic jams, casual folderol, backslapping fun, general tomfoolery and too many fun things to be listed here. Cash prizes for the winners. Actual fun for everyone. Come to the third annual Mountain Music Throwdown! Tell your friends and grab the babies because we have prizes galore just for playing your tunes! Register by November 13th by emailing
Update: The Throwdown registration deadline is extended to November 16th until categories are full.

Here you'll find the contest rules and all the details. If you have any questions, just ask your teacher or send an email to Can't wait to hear y'all play your tunes!

Date   Saturday, November 18th
Time   11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Location   Grace Church, 55 E Jordan St, Brevard, NC 28712
Food/Drinks   Provided by Grace Church
Activities   Jam sessions all day — competitions and prizes
11:00 am   Small Fry Competition Fiddle–10 and under
12:00 pm   Open Other Instruments (not fiddle)–all ages1
  1:00 pm   Juniors Fiddle–18 and under
  2:00 pm   Open Singing–all ages
  3:00 pm   Open Fiddle–all ages
  4:00 pm   Band Competition–all ages2
  4:30 pm   Band Scramble–all ages
  5:00 pm   Announcement of Winners
1For more than 5 of an instrument, we'll create a specific division.
2New division for bands.

Prizes Prizes Prizes
Over $2,000 in Prizes!!

Prizes by Category
* SmallFry — $50
* Junior Fiddle — $200
* Other Instruments — $200
* Open Singing — $100
* Open Fiddle — $400 (The Ellen Ray Lee Prize)
* Band Competition — $3003
* Band Scramble — Debbi Cakes

3Split among the band members.

Mountain Music Throwdown Sponsors

* 185 King Street
* High Aspen Strings
* Mountain School of Strings
* Clive and Judith Morris
* JR Judd Violins
* Wilstone Lodge Mountain Top Vacation Home
* Susan Brown
* Cedar Mountain Canteen
* Cedar Mountain Moonshine
* Barclay McCurdy/Looking Glass Realty
* Cedar Mountain Moonshine
* Culver Law Firm
* Heart of Brevard