What is the Songwriter’s Showdown?

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...

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Congratulations to our newest winner – Sarah White!

Congratulations to our newest winner – Sarah White!

Jul 3, 2015 |  0 comments

Congratulations to all our participants for sharing their music with us on this memorable night!

Pat Anderson, Tony Farris, Chopper Dawson, Sam Holland, Spencer Scholes, Victor Gottlieb,  Sarah White,

Frank DeAlto, and James Lester! A BIG congratulations to Sarah White, our Round 11 winner!!

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Congratulations to all our Round 11 winners from The Songwriter’s Showdown!

Congratulations to all our Round 11 winners from The Songwriter’s Showdown!

Jun 26, 2015 |  0 comments

Good Luck to all our winners this Saturday, June 27 for The Songwriter’s Showdown BIG Shootout!!

Pat Anderson    Tony Farris   Chopper Dawson

Sam Holland    Spencer Scholes    Victor Gottlieb

Justin Trawick      Sarah White      Danny Bowen

Frank DeAlto    James Lester

 

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The Songwriter Showdown BIG Shootout, ROUND 10 –  A Night to Remember!!

The Songwriter Showdown BIG Shootout, ROUND 10 – A Night to Remember!!

Jan 5, 2015 |  0 comments

Another exciting Songwriter’s Showdown BIG Shootout is now history. Our competitors arrived from as far as Austin, Texas, & Boston, Massachusetts, and all parts of Virginia to bring original compositions for this incredible night of music. Congratulations to all our competitors who brought their best to the finest and toughest competition yet: Jackie Myers, Gene Mills, James Lester, Chopper Dawson, Mark Mandeville & Raianne Richards, Alex Norman, Mary Gordon Hall, Cole Capshaw, Glenn & Ellen Birch, Evan McKeel, and Lou Dominguez!!
We’d like to send out a BIG “thank you” to our expert panel of judges for The Shootout – Tim Timberlake, Ryan Green, and Jackie Frost. They served with experience, knowledge, and most of all, a deep love of original music. We were honored to have had them serve on this panel – it’s a difficult task and they approached the job with real dedication.
We are most happy to announce that our Round 10 winner is Alex Norman!!

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Congratulations to our Round 10 semi-finalists!!

Congratulations to our Round 10 semi-finalists!!

Dec 22, 2014 |  0 comments

Our semi-finalists for the Round 9 Songwriter’s Showdown BIG Shootout are:

Victor Gottlieb   Glenn & Ellen Birch    Chopper Dawson

Raianne Richards & Mark Mandeville      Gene Mills

Alex Norman      Brandie Muniz    Cole Capshaw

Jackie Myers    Lou Dominguez    Evan McKeel

James Lester     Mary Gordon Hall

See you on January 3, 2015 for The BIG Shootout!

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Congratulations to our Round 9 semi-finalists!!

Congratulations to our Round 9 semi-finalists!!

Jun 24, 2014 |  0 comments

Our semi-finalists for the Round 9 Songwriter’s Showdown BIG Shootout are:

Pat Anderson   Orion Freeman    Sam Holland    Sean Goggin

Matt Sease   Justin Storer   Leo Liebeskind     Victor Gottlieb

The Vinegar Creek Constituency      Kipyn Martin

Alex Norman      Matthew McAllister    Analisse Emerick

See you on July 28th for The BIG Shootout!

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Congratulations to our Round 8 semi- finalists!

Congratulations to our Round 8 semi- finalists!

Jan 4, 2014 |  0 comments

1L2A0715Make your plans to join us  for the 8th Songwriter’s Showdown BIG Shootout on January 4, 2014!!!

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

 

 

 

 

 

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