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 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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Congratulations to our Round 7 semi- finalists!

Jun 26, 2013 |  2 comments

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!!

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Congratulations to our Round 6 semi-finalists!

Jul 11, 2012 |  3 comments

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

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Our Round 5 Songwriter’s Showdown Winners…

Our Round 5 Songwriter’s Showdown Winners…

Apr 4, 2012 |  1 comment

   Mark your calendars for another BIG Shootout on May 19th at 7:30 PM!!!!

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

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Congratulations to our Showdown Round 5 Semi-Finalists!

Congratulations to our Showdown Round 5 Semi-Finalists!

Mar 7, 2012 |  0 comments

Mark your calendars for our Songwriters Showdown Shootout on May 19!

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