Yellow Pine Idaho Harmonica Contest

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Yellow Pine Harmonica Contest

Once every year the sleepy small hamlet of Yellow Pine in Idaho gets transformed magically. It is time for the annual Yellow Pine Harmonica Contest. Thousands of people from across the state, and some even from beyond come here to listen to some of the best harmonica players. You are sure to love it here. Read More

  • The harmonica capital of the western world
  • Honors the prospecting pioneers of the west
  • An early August tradition

Overview: Over the last 18 years, the popularity of the annual Yellow Pine Harmonica Contest has grown in leaps and bounds. The contest is held in the first weekend of August for 3 days. Come to the harmonica contest to listen to jazz, rock, bluegrass, blues, and traditional music from hundreds of players, and some of them are professionals too. This is a festival to honor pocket harps and prospecting pioneers, and it is among the biggest harmonica events in the world.

When: Usually held in early August. August 4th-6th, 2017.

Where: Yellow Pine, Idaho

Fees: Entry fees may vary

Details: Diatonic, Duo / Trio / Group, and Chromatic… these are the 3 divisions in which the competition is held on Saturday. There is also a street dance on Saturday night and community meals. And of course do not miss the Judges' Concerts on Saturday night.

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