|The 69th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival, that will take place from October 13 – 15, 2016, in the Basin Park Band Shell in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, is accepting submissions for the Singer/Songwriter contest from amateur and professional musicians. The deadline is August 1, 2016. The Original Ozark Folk Festival is the longest continuously running folk festival in the United States.
First place winner will receive 50 percent of the total submission fees received, an eight-hour recording session at Sound Illusion Recording Studios in Berryville, Arkansas and a performance opportunity at next year’s Folk Festival. Second place will receive 30 percent of total submission fees received, third place 20 percent. All winners will each receive two tickets for Saturday night’s headline show in The Auditorium.
Songs will be judged by the special events talent committee upon submission and the top six songwriters/performers will be scheduled in a finals competition in Basin Park Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at noon. All finalists will be judged as they perform, each artist receiving a 15-minute time slot.
To participate in the competition send three songs on a CD and lyric sheet for each, a short biography of the songwriter(s) and contact information to: CAPC, Attn: Singer / Songwriter, P.O. Box 522, Eureka Springs, 72632. Songs must be wholly original and all co-writers’ names must be provided. A $25 entry fee must accompany submission, with checks or money orders payable to Eureka Springs CAPC.
For complete entry rules, go here.