Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase

2013 Songwriter Showcase finalists backstage (photo Benko Photographics)
2013 Songwriter Showcase finalists backstage
(photo Benko Photographics)

Congratulations to 2013 Showcase winner Caroline Spence and the other top finalists: Justin Farren (2nd), Ben Shannon (3rd), Mai Bloomfield (4th) and Eliot Bronson (5th).

The Songwriter Showcase is a nationally-recognized songwriter competition, open to anyone who writes and performs original music, and who is not currently signed to a major recording or publishing deal. Contestants are judged on the quality of the song’s composition, vocal delivery, and the overall performance. Past showcase finalists include 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, and 2012 winner Robby Hecht.

2012 Showcase winner Robby Hecht (photo Benko Photographics)
2012 Showcase winner Robby Hecht
(photo Benko Photographics)

2014 Songwriter Showcase Schedule

2014 Songwriter Showcase Prizes

2014 Showcase Rules and Guidelines

2011 Folks Showcase finalists on stage  (photo Benko Photographics)
2011 Folks Showcase finalists on stage
(photo Benko Photographics)

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2013 Showcase Finalists

After listening to more than 500 songs from around the world, our panel of music industry professionals were consistently impressed by the originality, craftsmanship, and creativity of this year's entries. These 10 finalists will be performing on the Folks Festival main stage on August 16, 2013 and during in-the-round sessions in the Wildflower Pavilion throughout the festival. (Listen to the free SoundCloud stream of all the finalists' songs to the right.)

Honorable Mentions