2017 Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival Play-In Contest Winners:

Congratulations to the two winners of the 2017 Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival Play-In Contest: Acoustic Category Blarney Castle and Electric Category Last Gasp Collective. Both of these fantastic acts will join the lineup for the Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival this year!

Much praise and gratitude to the five amazing judges who chose a very diverse and awesome lineup for the Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival Play-In Contest. Thank you to Jay Morris from PFC Grocery and Deli, Quinn Mathews from WYCE, John Sinkevics from Local Spins, Shannon Devries from the Kalamazoo State Theatre, and Chelsea Cloyd, Kalamazoo Booking Agent.

Acoustic Winner


Blarney Castle


Electric Winner


Last Gasp Collective