Songwriter Open Mic
Win A Chance To Perform
If you are a burgeoning singer/songwriter in Coastal Virginia and want a chance to perform on stage at the festival, keep reading. ..
We have happily partnered with a few of the finest establishments that have active open mic nights to host songwriting contests. Each will be judged by a panel of esteemed area industry professionals who will be looking for YOUR original acoustic songs. One winner will be chosen from each venue to perform a 15-20 minute set of their original music on Saturday, September 24, 2016 between 7:30 and 8 pm, at the Smithfield Little Theater. This contest is a songwriting event, no bands please.
If this sounds like you please visit the following places for when and how they are running their respective contests.
Monday, August 29, 2016 – 7:00 pm
Sign up time is 5:45-6:45 pm (No exceptions. No phone calls. Plan accordingly!)
Cozzy’s Comedy Club & Tavern – 757-595-2800
9700 Warwick Boulevard, Newport News, VA 23601
WINNER: JERRY SOWERS ALTERNATE: MICHELLE & RICH
Thursday, September 1 – 7:30 pm
Victorian Station - 757-723-5663
36 North Mallory Street, Hampton, VA 23663
WINNER: TROY BRESLOW ALTERNATE: JAMES WRIGHT
Open Mic Contest Rules and Guidelines
- Open to any singer/songwriter.
- Entrants must perform their orignal music.
- Entrants must be willing and able to perform up to 20 minutes of original music on stage at Smithfield Music’s Aiken & Friends Fest, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016 between 7:30 – 8 pm in Smithfield, VA.
- One winner will be chosen – we need the winner’s name, email and phone number before September 15, 2016 to schedule them. Please submit by email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone Amy at 757-635-0240.
- Winner receives a slot to perform at the festival and 2 Weekend Passes to all the festival events concerts Friday and Saturday nights at the Smithfield Little Theatre.
- No bands – solos and duos only.
- Winners will be selected by the venues who will consider creativity, songwriting ability, crowd response and performance quality.
- Questions please reach out to:
Thank you. Good luck! We look forward to your participation.