Welcome to the River Falls Roots and Bluegrass Music Festival Songwriting Competition
Event Date: Saturday, April 8th, 2017
Time: 11:00 - 1:30 p.m.
Registration and Check-in Begins at 10:30
Location: Junior's Bar and Restaurant, lower level of The Campus Inn, 100 Spring St., River Falls, WI
1st Place - $300.00
2nd Place - $200.00
3rd Place - $100.00
Trophies for the top three places
Sorry, no co-writes. Songwriting entries must be entirely written and performed by the entering songwriter.
Contestants cannot be signed to a third-party record label or publishing deal. This competition is meant for emerging and independent performing songwriters.
The competition with be limited to 12 contestants.
Contestants will play 1 original song in the preliminary round and the top five finalists will play 2 original songs in the final round. Contestants may introduce themselves and the song title only.
Finalists may not repeat songs from preliminaries in the finals.
Recommended time limit: 5 minutes per song.
Acoustic instruments with pickups are permitted as well as EQ devices but no effects.
Instruments allowed are those that can be carried out to the mics with the performer. A keyboard will be provided if necessary.
No backup musicians allowed. This is a solo competition.
Advanced registration is encouraged. Please follow the registration link on the left side of this page. Walk up registrations will be accepted until the 12 spots are filled.Contestants are encouraged to perform upbeat rather than sad or introspective songs. Past winners have followed this formula.