Anticipation and excitement is higher than ever as aspiring country music artists prepare for the 36th Annual WBDC Country Showdown, held at the Jasper Arts Center on Thursday, June 8th at 6:30pm E.S.T. Twelve acts from across the region are performing this year, with six returning and six making their Showdown debut. 101 Country 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:
Modern Day Outlaws of Celestine, IN
Robert Stutsman of Huntingburg, IN
Justin Rottet of Jasper, IN
American Renegades of Loogootee, IN
Robert Reutman of Celestine, IN
Tayler Lynch of Louisville, KY
Payton Lynn of Winslow, IN
Luke and Jessi of Whites Creek, TN
Martin County Line of Loogootee, IN
Pike Trio of Velpen, IN
Cody Ikerd and the Sidewinders of Southern Indiana
Riegle Family Band of Muncie, IN
Now in its 36th 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.