Based on the open mic Shootout from Eddie’s Attic and developed by Eddie Owen, national and local writers of original song are encouraged to participate atCentral Virginia’s Premier Listening Room! THE RULES The Showdown will take place on the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month. How we do it: Cover charge is $5 for audience, $3 for participants The show starts promptly at 7 pm Performers are judged in 5 areas – songwriting, vocal performance, playing ability, stage presence, and audience response Cash prize to winner – 75% of the door, up to $50 and a space in “the Showdown Finals” We provide 1 vocal mic, 1 DI, and 1 instrument mic if needed, and same setup again for duos From the performers, the judges choose 2 semi-finalists to perform one additional song each and a third is selected by audience ballot, then a winner is selected from the 3 finalists. That winner goes home with a cash prize and the opportunity to perform at the Showdown Finals and the chance to win...
Our Round 8 winners so far are: Frank DeAlto & Jason Newcomb
Thomas John Cadrin Victor & Kathy Gottlieb Glenn & Ellen Birch
Alex Norman John Tracy James Baxter & Will Russell
Brian Dolzani Gene & Gayla Mills Humble Tripe
Bernadette Stephens and James Beard John Allen & Will Bryce Sid Kingsley James Lester
Make your plans to join us on Saturday, June 29th at 7:30 pm for the 7th Songwriter’s Showdown BIG Shootout!!
Our Round 7 winners are:
Gene & Gayla Mills, Carter Redd, Gerry Seely, Frank Ballou, Glenn Birch, Willie DE and Peter, Jimmy Curry, Michael Coleman, Sam Holland, Brad Bishop, Evan McKeel, Broken Fences, Santos & McTwitch, Sarah Lou Richards, James Lester, and Victor Gottlieb!!
Round 6 of the Showdown announces the semifinalists eligible for our next BIG Shootout! Watch for new additions after the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month:
Doug Henninger James Lester Carol “The Torch” Torricelli
Landry Mullins Andrew Rohlk Robert Torrence Collin Pastore
Victor Gottlieb Reed Waddle Alex Norman Paulo Franco
Kwesi Kankam Glen Birch Michael Ken Orion Freeman
Addison Liming, Steve Nuckolls, Ben Shirley, James Lester, Pat Anderson, Victor Gottlieb, Rubert Wates, Colin Pastore, Amy McIntire, Levi Moneyhun, Eric Maupin, Joshua Haskins, Rene Russell, Lara Wrisberg, Colin Wright, Chopper Dawson