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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Songwriter’s Showdown Postponed

Jun 18, 2016 |  0 comments

The Songwriter’s Showdown will be postponed until further notice. Our sincere apologies!

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Congratulations to our newest winner of The Songwriter’s Showdown BIG Shootout – Round 12!

Congratulations to our newest winner of The Songwriter’s Showdown BIG Shootout – Round 12!

Jan 11, 2016 |  0 comments

Another exciting Songwriter’s Showdown BIG Shootout is now history. Our competitors arrived from as far Pennsylvania 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: Pat Anderson, Tony Farris, Sam Holland,Tony Kirkland, Victor Gottlieb, Rob Williams, Charlie Petry, Roger Reynolds, Michael Arthur, Jesse Davis, Nicholas Faulconer, and Jordan Garrett!!

We’d like to send out a BIG “thank you” to our expert panel of judges for The Shootout – Sarah White, Justin Laughter, and Bill McElroy. They all 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.  Another “thank you” goes to Alex Norman for assisting with production and sound for the night.

We are most happy to announce that our Round 12 winner is Michael Arthur!!
              Michael is a singer/songwriter from York, PA – Congratulations, Michael!!!10655277_10205695656647621_7271057127045306150_o-1

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Congratulations to all of our Tuesday Showdown Winners! Round 12

Jan 1, 2016 |  0 comments

Good Luck to all our performers on January 9 for the BIG Shootout!
Pat Anderson 
Tony Farris
Sam Holland
Tony Kirkland
Victor Gottlieb
Rob Williams
Charlie Petry
Willie DE
Roger Reynolds
Chris Anderson
Michael Arthur
Jesse Davis
Nicholas Faulconer
Jordan Garrett

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Listen to our theme song written and performed by Victor Gottlieb!

Listen to our theme song written and performed by Victor Gottlieb!

Sep 3, 2015 |  0 comments

Our good friend, Victor Gottlieb, is a favorite performer at our Songwriter’s Showdown!

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Congratulations to our newest winner – Sarah White!

Congratulations to our newest winner – Sarah White!

Jul 3, 2015 |  1 comment

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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