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CONTEST: Rocky Mountain Folks Festival 2018 - Songwriter Showcase

Posted by:  Planet Bluegrass  | When:  –  | Where: Planet Bluegrass, 500 West Main Street, Lyons, Colorado, USA

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Summary

The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival will select up to 10 Sonicbids artists for this year's festival. Selected artists will be awarded cash and prizes, and special performance opportunities!

Special Early Pricing:
Submissions Dec 20 - Dec 31, 2017: $5 USD

Submissions Jan 1 - Final Deadline (July 6, 2018): $10 USD

Finalists will be notified by July 6, 2018

The Opportunity

The Songwriter Showcase is a nationally recognized songwriter competition that takes place during the Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, at the scenic Planet Bluegrass Ranch along the banks of the St. Vrain River in Lyons, Colorado. An average of 5,000 people per day attend Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, sponsored by Taylor Guitars.

Artists may enter up to 2 songs each. Songs must be entered in separate submissions. Contestants are judged on the quality of the song's composition, vocal rendering, and the quality of delivery.  

Past showcase finalists: Erica Wheeler, Don Conoscenti, Karen Pernick, Deb Talan, Dan Sheridan, Dee Carstensen, Mitch Barrett, Sarah Sample, Chuck E. Costa, Liz Longley, Megan Burtt, Caleb Hawley, Robby Hecht, Caroline Spence, Connor Garvey, Ben Shannon, Korby Lenker, and 2017 winner Heather Mae.

The Band

2018 Rules & Guidelines

  • The competition is open to
    solo performers who write and sing original music
  • Artists who enter cannot be signed to a major label or publishing deal
  • Acceptable styles include
    singer-songwriter, Americana, folk, pop, and bluegrass
  • Submissions must be entirely written by the entering songwriter. Sorry, no co-writes 
  • Submissions should showcase the songwriter as the lead vocalist
  • Songwriters are highly encouraged to submit new and different songs for this contest. New songs will be given preference by the panel of judges.
  • Interested artists can find complete competition rules here

The Gig

  • Finalists will receive a camping/festival pass & perform on the Wildflower Pavilion Stage & Main Stage
  • Contest winner will perform a full main stage set at the 2018 festival
Showcase Schedule:
  • Finals: Fri. Aug 17, 10:30am-12:30pm on the Festival Main Stage. Prizes are awarded on the main stage shortly after the Showcase performance.
  • Showcase Finalists in-the-round: Featuring the finalists in 3 different in-the-round sessions on Sat. and Sun. in the Wildflower Pavilion (see the Wildflower schedule for specific times).

Terms And Conditions

2018 Rules & Guidelines

  • The competition is open to solo performers who write and sing original music
  • Artists who enter cannot be signed to a major label or publishing deal
  • Acceptable styles include singer-songwriter, Americana, folk, pop, and bluegrass
  • Submissions must be entirely written by the entering songwriter. Sorry, no co-writes 
  • Submissions should showcase the songwriter as the lead vocalist
  • Songwriters are highly encouraged to submit new and different songs for this contest. New songs will be given preference by the panel of judges.
  • Interested artists can find complete competition rules here

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