Songwriter Competition

To encourage and recognize our fine, local songwriters, we are holding a Singer/Songwriter Contest on Friday and Saturday of our festival.

Friday, July 14 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon (First Group of contestants)

Saturday, July 15 from 10:00 AM - 12:00 Noon (2nd Group and Winners announcment)

How It Works

Up to 24 contestants will be competing for a $300 cash prize, and a performance spot in our main stage line-up at next year's festival.

Contestants will perform for our panel of judges and a general audience. They will be awarded points in a number of criteria that test not only their songwriting, but their musical performance abilities as well, An audience vote will also be included in the final scores.


 Songwriter Competition Rules and Regulations:

  1. This competition is for solo Singer Songwriters. Contestants will be judged on both songwriting and performance quality. (No back up/accompanists allowed.)
  2. All songs must be originals OR co-written (of any style or genre).
  3. Any Acoustic instruments may be used for the competition. Pick ups on these acoustic instruments are allowed, but amps and effects (including looping pedals) are not. Electric piano/keyboard is allowed, but only on a Piano or Organ setting. We do NOT provide one, but you may bring your own. 
  4. You must be available Friday and Saturday of the festival as the competition takes place on both days. Half of the contestants will perform Friday morning. The other half will perform on Saturday morning.  Any extenuating circumstances will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
  5. Performance order will be randomly determined at the beginning of each portion of the competition  (Friday and Saturday mornings). Any extenuating circumstances will be dealt with on a case by case basis.
  6. Contestants will have 9 minutes (including a quick sound check) for their performances. Going over time may result in a points penalty.
  7. Registration fee is $30,
  8. Artists signed with a Label are not permitted. This competition focuses on emerging artists.
  9. Entrance into this competition is on a first come-- first serve basis. You are not considered entered or registered until you have payed your registration fee.
  10. Registered contestants will receive 1 complimentary 3-day festival pass including camping.
  11. Please bring 4 copies of your lyrics for the Judges, with your name and information clearly visible at the top.