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...
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.
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!!
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