The Play-In Contest for the 2017 Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival will take place from 5 to 8:30 p.m. This year there are two categories - acoustic and electric. The winners from each category will be given an honorarium, a 60-minute slot during the 2017 Kalamazoo Fretboard Festival on March 4, 2017, and an opportunity to contract with Kalamazoo Valley Community College for the 2017-2018 Friday Night Highlights Series at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum.
Judges this year are:
Quinn Mathews, Station Manager, WYCE
Jay Morris, Former Brand Manager at Z965FM Kalamazoo and Marketing Manager at the PFC Grocery & Deli
John Sinkevics, Editor/Publisher/Radio Host, Local Spins
Shannon Devries, Talent Buyer, Kalamazoo State Theatre
Chelsea Cloyd, Freelance Booking Agent