The 39th Annual WBDC Country Showdown Postponed to October 1st

The 39th Annual WBDC Country Showdown has been postponed

WBDC Program Director Brian Schwenk issued the following statement. “After careful deliberation, and in following the latest guidance from national, state and local authorities, we have decided to postpone the WBDC Country Showdown until Thursday, October 1st. As the world is still greatly affected by the spread of COVID-19, we cannot in good conscience risk the health and safety of our audience, artists, staff and our community.”

The WBDC Country Showdown will still be held at the Jasper Arts Center, and the entry deadline has now been extended to Friday, August 14. Entry Forms are still available online at www.wbdc.us. Entry Forms can also be picked up at the WBDC Studios at 458 Third Avenue in Jasper once social restrictions have been lifted.

One of Southern Indiana’s longest running country music talent searches returns to the Jasper Arts Center in Jasper Indiana. Radio station 101 Country WBDC continues to host the local showdown, now in its 39th year. The WBDC Country Showdown will now be held October 1, 2020. Now is the time for acts from around the region to enter and compete for thousands of dollars in cash and prizes. This year’s winner will walk away with a $1000 cash prize, the first runner up receives $250, and $100 goes to the third place. The top three finishers are presented with a beautiful, engraved trophy as well. Entries are currently being accepted by WBDC until August 14, 2020.

Open to vocal and/or instrumental performers, the WBDC Country Showdown welcomes individual acts or groups to compete. Entry forms and details for this year’s showdown are available online at www.wbdc.us or may be picked up at the WBDC Studios at 458 Third Avenue in Jasper, Indiana. This year’s entry fee is $30, and the deadline for entry is Friday, August 14h at 4pm. WBDC provides a talented backup band for performers if needed. Performances are limited to 10 minutes. To ensure fairness, a uniform judging system is used in all levels of competition. For more information, please call (812) 634-9232 or email programdirector@dcbroadcasting.com.

Now in its 39th year, the WBDC Country Showdown finds the most promising country music talent in the area, giving these performers a chance to hone their skills and win great prizes. From the first winners, “Crossfire” in 1982, to last year’s winner, “Neil McCoy”, the WBDC Country Showdown has proved to be a must-see event for country music fans of all ages.


The 2019 WBDC Country Showdown Winner, Neil McCoy

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