2021 Blue Light Songwriter Competition The Blue Light
2021 Blue Light Songwriter Competition
The Blue Light
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue 806.762.1185
We are excited to announce the dates for our 2021 Songwriter Competition
Prelim week #1 – October 18
Prelim week #2 – October 25
Prelim week #3 – November 1
Prelim week #4 – November 8
FINALE NIGHT – November 15
Here is a quick run down on rules, guidelines, and important facts that you should know. This event will take place on five straight Monday’s. During those preliminary dates, 15 slots will be available for sign-up, along with five slots on a waitlist per night just in case on of those 15 can’t make it. From those 15 songwriters, 3 will advance to the Finale on Nov. 15th in which they will compete against those who moved on as well.
The ultimate winner, along with the first runner-up and second runner-up will be chosen on Nov. 18th. $1,000 in cash prizes to be rewarded. Winner will receive a custom hand made guitar from Tatum Guitars here in Lubbock. Winner will also receive a recorded song and music video courtesy of Mount Vernon Studios here in Lubbock. (Music Video can be subbed for another song). Winner will also receive a $500 merch package from Johnny Velvet Tees. More possible prizes to be announced soon.
As far as songwriting rules go:
Each songwriter will be allowed two songs (Songs shouldn’t be longer than five minutes in length)
Each song must be an original. No covers.
Songwriters must provide copies of their lyrics for the judges prior to performance. If you do not bring advance copies, paper will be available.
Each songwriter must make their own arrangements with regards to instruments. (Bring a guitar, etc.)
If and when you advance to the Finale, you will not need to perform again in the competition until the Finale
To sign up for the competition simply scroll down on this page and fill out the form
Previous Blue Light Singer-Songwriter Competition winners include: Kenneth O’Meara, Casey Berry, Daniel Markham, Zac Wilkerson, Danny Cadra, Amanda Goebel, Erick Willis, Jacob Furr, Jerry Serrano, Zoe Carter, Starfire on the Mountain, Will Felty, Juliet McConkey, and most recently Isaac Hoskins”
Additionally, we’d love to go ahead and get everyone familiar with our intentions of creating a listening room atmosphere for these specific dates. This is ultimately a songwriter competition which values the craft of lyrics, storytelling, vocals, mood, emotion, and feeling. That essentially means giving the one performing our absolute attention and observation.
We will keep this page updated with how many open slots are currently available. Spots will be filling up fast, so don’t put off signing up.
You currently have roughly a month until the first Monday starts, which means, one excellent way to start preparing is to show up at Blue Light’s Singer-Songwriters Mondays for the next few weeks. It’s a cool, calm, and relaxed atmosphere in which you’ll be able to share your songs with other songwriters, musicians, and music appreciators in the area.
October 18 (Monday) 9:00 pm - November 15 (Monday) 2:00 am
1806 Buddy Holly Avenue