(The following news courtesy of WVW Podcast music creator, Pops Walker)
Performing Arts of Luray is hosting the first - Shenandoah Valley Acoustic Roots Festival and Songwriting Contest.
They’re looking for great acoustic roots songs. Think blues, think country, think folk, or think bluegrass. BUT, think ACOUSTIC ROOTS.
Entrants will submit CD recordings of their original songs via the US Postal Service.
Preliminary judging will occur January – August 2009.
The top ten finalists will perform “live” on October 3, 2009 at the BB&T Performing Arts Center in Luray, Virginia.
1st prize is $500, a guaranteed future booking and six hours of studio time.
2d prize is $300, and a guaranteed future booking.
3d prize is $200.
Complete details can be found at:
Performingartsluray.org -- or at popswalker.com.