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Contest: Telluride Bluegrass Festival - Troubadour Competition 2020

Posted by:  Planet Bluegrass

  Booking 10 Sonicbids bands
$10.00  Apply now

Summary

Telluride Bluegrass Festival will be selecting up to 10 Sonicbids artists for their annual Troubadour Competition. Finalists are awarded cash and prizes, and a chance to perform on the festival main stage on Saturday evening! 

Special Early Pricing:
Submissions Dec 12 - Dec 31, 2019: $5 USD

Submissions Jan 1 - April 3, 2020:  $10  USD

Finalists will be notified by April 24, 2020.

The Opportunity

The Telluride Troubadour competition is a nationally recognized songwriting contest that has taken place in conjunction with the Telluride Bluegrass Festival since 1991. This year's event will take place in Telluride, CO, June 18-21, 2020. Troubadours perform June 18-21 in Elks Park, and the winner performs June 20 on the Main Stage.

Artists may submit up to 2 songs each. Songs must be entered in separate submissions. Contestants are judged on composition, vocal and instrumental delivery, and overall performance. 

Previous winners include: Gregory Alan Isakov (2007), Nathan Moore (2008), Mitch Barrett (2009), Robby Hecht (2010), Matt Harlan (2011), Reed Waddle (2012), Reed Turner (2013), Michael Kirkpatrick (2014), Caitlin Canty (2015), Anna Tivel (2016), Clint Alphin (2017),  Garrett Owen (2018), Emily Scott Robinson (2019), and more.

The Band

2020 Rules and Guidelines

  • The competition is open to solo performers who write and perform original music and are not signed to a major label or a publishing deal
  • Acceptable styles include singer-songwriter, Americana, folk, pop, and bluegrass
  • Songwriting entries must be entirely written by the entering songwriter. Sorry, no co-writes
  • This is a solo singer-songwriter contest, submissions should showcase the songwriter as the lead vocalist
  • Songwriters are highly encouraged to submit new & different songs for the Telluride Troubadour and Folks Showcase contests. New songs will be given preference by the panel of judges

The Gig

Gig Details:
Complete competition rules at bluegrass.com/telluride/lineup/telluride-troubadour

Compensation Details: 

  • Finalists are awarded cash and prizes, and a chance to perform on the festival main stage on Saturday evening  
  • Each finalist also receives a 4-day Town Park camping pass, an "in the round" performance slot, performance coaching, and a KOTO-FM live radio slot during the festival
  • Each finalist also receives: an "in the round" workshop spot in Elks Park, a tweener main stage spot over the festival weekend, and guitar strings courtesy of D'Addario.

Terms And Conditions

2020 Rules and Guidelines

  • The competition is open to solo performers who write and perform original music and are not signed to a major label or a publishing deal
  • Acceptable styles include singer-songwriter, Americana, folk, pop, and bluegrass
  • Songwriting entries must be entirely written by the entering songwriter. Sorry, no co-writes
  • This is a solo singer-songwriter contest, submissions should showcase the songwriter as the lead vocalist
  • Songwriters are highly encouraged to submit new & different songs for the Telluride Troubadour and Folks Showcase contests. New songs will be given preference by the panel of judges

Apply by Apr 03, 2020

Max Application Fee:
 $10.00

This opportunity requires an entry fee to apply.