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Walnut Valley Festival

Walnut Valley

This large scale Acoustic Music Festival has been held every year since 1972 in Winfield, Kansas and has grown to attract well over 16,000 participants in recent years.  During this 4 days festival, you can enjoy 8 instrumental contests (Fingerpicking guitar, Flatpicking guitar, Banjo, Mandolin, Fiddle, etc.) and live performances from over 40 musicians, beginning at 9 in the morning til 12 midnight on 4 different stages.  The winners of the Japanese Fingerpicking Contest have also been participating in this event.

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National Fingerpicking Contest in Japan

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Morris Fingerpicking Day


In 2001 when Morris introduced the S Series, Morris started “Fingerpicking Day” which includes a Fingerpicking contest and live performances from top fingerstyle players.  Morris has been working hard to promote fingerstyle guitar playing in Japan.