Acts Announced for the WBDC Country Showdown!

Acts Announced for the 38TH Annual WBDC Country Showdown”

  Anticipation and excitement is higher than ever as aspiring country music artists prepare for the 38th Annual WBDC Country Showdown, held at the Jasper Arts Center on Thursday, June 6th at 6:30pm E.S.T. Twelve acts from across the region are performing this year, with a few returning and several making their Showdown debut. Radio station WBDC is proud to once again be hosting the country music talent search, with a chance for a local artist to win over $1,000 in cash and prizes. Tickets will be $8 at the door, or $5 in advance. Limited seating is available.

The Jasper Arts Center will provide the backdrop to feature the best and brightest talent in our area. The amazing band ‘Hay Wire’ returns as well, entertaining the crowd, and backing all of the talented performers. The acts taking the stage in this year’s Showdown are:

Ava Schimp of Utica, KY

Katie Gullquist of Crown Point, IN

Evan Twitty of Vincennes, IN

Gus’s Banjo Pickin’ of Taswell, IN

Robert Reutman of Celestine, IN

Hagedorn Family Band of Bristow, IN

Neil McCoy of Bloomington, IN

Tony Patrick of Cloverdale, IN

Chloe Lueken of Jasper, IN

Tommy Lee Jones of Lynnville, IN

Riegle Family Band of Muncie, IN

Rick VanWinkle of Newburgh, IN

Now in its 38th year, the WBDC Country Showdown finds the most promising country music talent in the area, giving these performers a chance to be named “Best New Act in 101 Country.” Winners compete for a $1,000 cash prize for first place, $250 for second place, and $100 for third place. The top three finishers will receive beautifully engraved trophies as well.

The 2018 WBDC Country Showdown Winner, Tony Patrick

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