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About the Mum Madness Tournament 

Welcome to the Mum Madness Tournament. Mum Madness is a bracket-tournament-style contest that will crown the best modern era String Band performance (1975-present). Just like the March Madness tournament, I selected 64 of the best String Band performances from the last 40 years and put them into a bracket. Visitors to  MrMummer.com will vote in a series of polls to decide who moves on and who is eliminated.

Each String Band who won first prize (1975-2015) received an automatic bid into the tournament. The remaining 24 at-large selections were chosen by me. Most of the at-large picks were selected from non-winning performances that I liked. Just for fun, I included a few long shot “Cinderella” type performances that probably have no business being included in the bracket.

Since this is a bracket style tournament, it’s likely some of you will disagree with some of the seeding and selections. Tell me in the comments section what performances should have been included or excluded in the bracket.

So here’s how this will work: There are four groups (Group 1, Group 2, Group 3, and Group 4) that include head-to-head match ups. Vote for your favorite performance in each match up.

The winners of each match up will move onto the next round and go up against each other. The voting will continue until we crown a champion. The winner will be announced on December 31, 2015. Be sure to visit MrMummer.com and connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to find out the tournament results and when the next round will start.

Keep in mind, this tournament is meant to be fun and to encourage discussion. It’s just an interesting way to interact with the readers of the Mr. Mummer blog and to get them excited for the 2016 Mummers parade.You can view the full bracket by clicking this link: http://challonge.com/mrmummer