Emerging Songwriter Contest
Tank Recording Studios + Venetian Soda Lounge
Attention Vermont singer songwriters, musicians and music lovers! We're giving away 3 amazing prizes to a lucky 3 emerging Vermont musicians! If you think you have what it takes to be the next big hit signup for a slot below!
A full day of recording, mixing and mastering at Tank Recording Studios
A paid show at the Venetian Soda Lounge
$100 Gift card to Music and Arts
Semifinals Week 1: January 16, 2024
Semifinals Week 2: January 23, 2024
Semifinals Week 3: January 30, 2024
Semifinals Week 4: February 6, 2024
Semifinals Week 5: February 13, 2024
Semifinals Week 6: February 20, 2024
Finals: March 5, 2024
Duration: 6-week semifinals, followed by a 7th-week final.
Participants:Total 12 contestants per week.
Performances: 2 songs or up to a 15-minute set.
Eligible Acts: Songwriters, duos, and solos.
No amplifiers or pre-recorded tracks allowed.
Equipped with 2 microphones, 2 direct boxes, and 1 baby grand piano.
3 guest judges per week.
Judges may perform a song at the start of the show but cannot compete in the contest.
8 pre-sign-up spots.
4 on-call spots available on the day of the show.
The order of performances drawn on the day; must be present when called or face disqualification.
Contestants can sign up for one semifinal spot only.
Weekly Contest Progression:
2 winners each week advance to the finals, plus 1 alternate in case of dropouts.
Final Round on week 7
Participants: 12 finalists from the semifinals.