Singer-Songwriters Competition

The 5th Annual Singer/Songwriters' Competition takes place February 5th through March 19th (every Wed.) at a different Downtown location. Each songwriter gets to perform one original song only. There is a $5 entry fee and the money goes towards the prize fund (weekly and finals). The competition is open to all ages and allows performers that are solo, duo's or trio's, with acoustic instruments (no drums allowed due to space issues), to perform and show their talents on original music they have written. There is a $5 entry fee to sing their one original song but that helps fund the prize money along the way. The winner will win a cash prize and will also be the opening act for one of our Downtown musical events in 2014. The sign ups are cut off at 6:50 pm and we start on time at 7 pm. Los Reyes, Fuso, Blondie's and the Opera House are the event locations. Look at each week's posting for exact location.

  • Due to space limitations and time limitations we can only accept 10 contestants each week.
  • Sign ups begin at 6 and we cut off at 6:50 or as soon as we are filled.
  • Please provide 3 copies of your song/lyrics for judges
  • Please make sure your guitars are tuned before it is your turn!!
  • No drums allowed due to space issues
  • There is no CD player or karaoke machine available

2014 Dates & Locations

2012 Winners

Under 18:
  • Samantha Faye
  • Parker Beene
  • Stephen Schneider
  • Carson Knutson
  • Amanda & Haley
Over 18:
  • Justin Catanzarro
  • Eric Wilett
  • Stephanie & Rich
  • Charles & Donovan
  • Lorraine Meek
  • Marla Harvey & Ben
  • Patrick Bourland
  • Randy Donaldson
  • Stephanie & Rich
Honorable Mention:
  • Katie Haggard
  • Marla Harvey
  • Ben Rivera
  • Kim Snyder
  • Loraine Meek

2011 Winners

Under 18:
  • The Traveling Trees - 1st Place
  • Robbie Gardunio - 2nd Place
  • Amanda & Haley Wooning - 3rd Place
Over 18:
  • Jason Cale - 1st Place
  • Jesse Woodeside - 2nd Place
  • Robbie Jimenez - 3rd Place

2010 Winners

Singer/Songwriter Competition Winners:

  • Starlene Haney 1st Place
  • Jesse Crosson & Brothers 2nd Place
  • Loraine Meek 3rd Place

Honorable Mention to:

  • Samantha Choy
  • Rebecca & Marcel
  • Allie Lamb & Chris Mackley
  • Steve Clark
  • Randy Donaldson