The 34th Annual Country Showdown
Long before American Idol & The Voice, the Country Showdown found country music stars across the USA. Now, you can start the journey!
Solo act, band or instrumentalists are welcome. $20 entry fee (goes to the Country Showdown organization) and you must fill out an entry form. Each act entering will compete at the Bug Country Showdown, held at the Herkimer County Fair, on Sunday, August 23rd, starting at 1pm.
First Prize: $500 and the winner moves on to the NY State Country Showdown round!
Entry forms are available here: Country Showdown Form or at the Bug Country office, 215 Leland Avenue in Utica, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm.
Your $20 entry fee and form must be mailed or dropped off at Bug Country (not sent to the Showdown). We're at 215 Leland Avenue in Utica, just down from Big Lots and the North Utica Shopping Center. For directions, call 315-734-9245.
Music starts at 1pm with a full set by JD Rollin' South, then the Country Showdown competition begins at 1:45. JD Rollin' South will put on a free, full show that night at the Fair, beginning at 7:00.