NB House Concerts

Sunday, April 28, 2024

Many people consider the Grassy Hill Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Competition to be the soul of the Kerrville Folk Festival. Every year since 1972, songwriters have been invited to submit two songs to be considered for this prestigious competition.  From over 750 submissions in 2023, 24 artists were invited to come to the Kerrville Folk Festival and perform their songs before an adoring and enthusiastic audience.  A panel of professional musicians selected six “award winners” from the 24. Of course, they are all outstanding musicians, especially having been selected to be finalists.  Each year the six award winners are invited to participate in a tour in central Texas.

The Kerrville New Folk Winners for 2023 are: Katie Boeck, Olivia Ellen Lloyd, Jack Summers, Flamy Grant, Byron James and Barbara Jarell.   This year, all 6 award winners will be participating in the tour and share their incredible songs and musicianship. To see the announcement for the tour and read a little about each participant click on this link. From that site, you can also link to individual websites.

CANCELLATION POLICY:  Reservation(s) cancelled after Wednesday, April 24th and those with unpaid reservations who do not attend, will be asked to send a check made out to “Elaine Hayden” equal to $30 per each unused reservation.  


Doors will open at 4:30pm. We will have a bit of time to visit before the show starts at 5:00pm.  There will be two sets of music with a potluck dinner in-between. Coffee and Iced Tea will be provided. BYOB. We will be limiting attendance  so everyone can have space and feel comfortable. During the break you’ll also have a chance to speak with the musicians as well as other attendees – truly a VIP experience!

In order from Left to Right Katie Boeck, Olivia Ellen Lloyd, Jack Summer, Flamy Grant, Byron James and Barbara Jarell

When the band begins to play, those seated in the living room are instantly connected by the music resonating from the small stage.

Megan Holt