Congratulations to the 2015 Songwriter Showcase winner Ben Shannon!

Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase

A huge congratulations to our 2015 Songwriter Showcase winner Ben Shannon! Ben is the first artist confirmed for the main stage lineup of the 2016 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival!

The Songwriter Showcase is our nationally-recognized singer-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, Robby Hecht, Caroline Spence, and 2014 winner Connor Garvey.

2015 Showcase Winner

A huge congratulations to our 2015 Songwriter Showcase winner Ben Shannon! Ben is the first artist confirmed for the main stage lineup of the 2016 Rocky Mtn Folks Festival!

Congrats to each of these top 5 finalists as chosen by our judges after the finalists on the Folks Festival main stage on August 14:

  1. Ben Shannon (Pittsburgh, PA)
  2. Drew Kennedy (New Braunfels, TX)
  3. Justina Shandler (Coral Gables, FL)
  4. Jami Lynn (Spearfish, SD)
  5. Joel Ansett (Denver, CO)

2015 Showcase Finalists

After listening to more than 450 songs from around the world, our judging committee of music industry professionals were consistently impressed by the originality, craftsmanship, and creativity of this year's entries. These 10 finalists will perform on the 25th Annual Rocky Mtn Folks Festival main stage on August 14, 2015 and during in-the-round sessions in the Wildflower Pavilion throughout the festival.

2015 Honorable Mentions

 
2014 Songwriter Showcase finalists backstage (photo Benko Photographics)
2014 Songwriter Showcase finalists backstage
(photo Benko Photographics)

2015 Songwriter Showcase Schedule

2015 Songwriter Showcase Prizes

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

2015 Showcase Rules and Guidelines

Entering the 2015 Songwriter Showcase

 

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