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Brown Bag Songwriting Competition 2018
Wednesday September 12 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Hosted by Grammy winner, Debrissa McKinney!
Every Wednesday through November 14th at The One Stop at Asheville Music Hall, up to 8 local and regional musicians of varying experience levels will perform 2 original compositions, competing for a weekly prize – a brown lunch bag stuffed with donations offered by fans and attendees throughout the evening and a spot in the Brown Bag finals hosted at Asheville Music Hall on November 30th.
Brown Bag attracts first time as well as seasoned performers to compete and be heard by peers, music fans, and music industry professionals alike. Each week, a panel of celebrity judges selects a showcase winner to receive their brown bag prize and to compete in the Brown Bag Finals.
Each Monday at noon (EST), the Brown Bag Songwriting Competition FB page (http://www,facebook.com/brownbagsongs) will accept (5) names for registration prior to the upcoming Wednesday’s competition by tagging themselves in the post. Day of, sign ups are in person at The One Stop and are first come first serve starting at 5:30pm, with the contest beginning at 6:30pm. Performers who wish to compete are encouraged to arrive early to secure their slot (bar opens at 5PM).
It’s free to watch (although a donations is suggested/appreciated) and only $3 to enter.
Performers will be judged on LYRICS, VOCAL PERFORMANCE, INSTRUMENT PLAYING, MAGIC & STAGE PRESENCE.
1. Maximum limit of 3 people on-stage per act.
2. Play two original songs. (No covers – all original music only)
3. Be ready to play before your time slot.
4. Don’t start playing until you are announced.
5. Be ready to play. (Have our instrument tuned before you get on stage)
6. One instrument per person per set, except for percussionists. Two percussion instruments per percussionist allowed, no stands, must be able to carry both at once. (We’re encouraging hand held percussion with these rules)
7. One small & simple amp per guitarist is allowed, however no pedals, looping or prerecorded tracks are allowed. This rule is designed to allow electric guitarists to use a simple electric guitar & amp set up. The tone you choose must be the tone you use for the entire song. No amp adjustments during the song.
8. One keyboard with 1/4” or XLR output (no amp) allowed.
9. No computers.
10. Three finalists will return at the end of each evening to play one more song each, then Judges will debrief and determine a final winner of the evening.
11. Hard cut time 9PM sharp