What do the Laramie County Library and ancient Greece have in common?
A coliseum? Fights to the death? Chariot races? Forceful acquisition of foreign lands? No.
A music competition!
The Pythian Games, a precursor of the Olympics, was held from the late sixth century BC at the sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi. A general celebration of all things beautiful, it included a day of musical competitions. (BBC History Magazine)
And that is just what we plan to do here at the library. A day of musical competition. However, ours will include only guitarists, and the competitors will play only one song 5 minutes long or less. Also we have indoor plumbing. So that’s a plus.
There will be three categories, classical, electric, and acoustic. Each competitor gets a 5 minute slot to play and cannot include vocals. Each category will have a first, second, and third place prize. First place prizes are $1000 each, second place prizes are $500 and third place prizes are $200. The first place winners will put on a concert that evening. The concert will have beer for sale for $2 each as well as other non-alcoholic refreshments. You will not want to miss out on this evening!
This contest is being funded by an anonymous donor who loves music.
Come join us at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 25th for a concert given by our 3 first place winners!