Bluegrass competition Monday at The Ritz


     Get down your fiddle and get down your bow, it’s time for an Open Mic Monday bluegrass competition on Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. in the historic Ritz Theatre.
    A special guest joining the panel of judges for the competition will be local favorite and bluegrass great, Edgar Loudermilk of Eastanollee.
    Loudermilk’s latest release, Lonesome Riverboat Blues, is high on the charts of Bluegrass Today and Bluegrass Unlimited Magazine’s National Bluegrass Survey.
    Any interested performers can sign up online at or at the theatre the night of the show before 6:30 p.m.
    Contestants can play two songs or for 10 minutes. The night’s winner will receive $50 and a paid gig at the 2020 Ida Cox Summer Music Series.
    The Nov. 18 competition will spotlight singer/songwriters with original compositions only.     
The Battle of the Bands will be held Dec. 16,  with Jan. 20 culminating in a showcase of the previous winners.
    For more information, contact Tami Mayhugh, general manager of the Ritz Theatre at

  • A banjo and fiddle – the essentials of bluegrass music.
    A banjo and fiddle – the essentials of bluegrass music.