Folks Festival Songwriter Showcase

2016 Songwriter Showcase finalists backstage (photo Benko Photographics)
2016 Songwriter Showcase finalists backstage
(photo Benko Photographics)

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, Connor Garvey, and 2015 winner Ben Shannon.

Entering the 2017 Songwriter Showcase

2017 Songwriter Showcase Prizes

2017 Songwriter Showcase Schedule

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

2017 Showcase Rules and Guidelines

 

2016 Showcase Finalists

A huge congratulations to our 2016 Songwriter Showcase winner Korby Lenker! Korby will be performing a full set on the main stage lineup of the 2017 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 19:

  1. Korby Lenker (Twin Falls, ID)
  2. Anna Tivel (Portland, OR)
  3. Jeffrey Martin (Eugene, OR)
  4. Chase Gassaway (Austin, TX)
  5. Hadley Kennary (Nashville, TN)

Congratulations to the 5 other finalists in the 2017 Songwriter Showcase:

Check out the Soundcloud stream (right) of songs from all 10 of the 2016 finalists.

 

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