Area’s First Singer/Songwriter Competition
Saturday, April 28 at Unity Hall
Judging Begins at 1pm
Final Competition Round at 6:30pm
Tickets $5 at the Door
On Saturday, April 28, Unity Hall will be hosting our area’s first Singer/Songwriter Competition. This is a great opportunity to hear musicians from the Central New York area perform original material in hopes of taking away a prize and trophy.
Twenty musicians will be competing for three top awards. Judging will begin at 1:00pm and continue throughout the day. The judges will select three top contestants, who will compete in a final round for First, Second and Third Place at 6:30pm. The public is welcome to attend at any time, but is encouraged to attend the final round at 6:30pm when the audience will participate in a vote.
The competition will be held at Unity Hall, 101 Vanderkemp Ave, Barneveld, NY. Admission is $5 at the door.
The idea for a Singer/Songwriter Competition was the brainchild of local muscianand Open Mic promoter, Cathie Timian, who is also organizing the competition. “We have so many talented musicians in our area who write their own songs,” says Timian. “This event will give them a venue to showcase their original material and to get some feedback for their work. The response from the music
community has been fantastic. We closed registration for the event the first week of March!”
Not only will the Singer/Songwriter Competition give contestants a chance to play original material, but it will give other musicians and fans an opportunity to hear new songs by musicians from beyond our immediate area. Contestants are coming from Utica, Rome, Syracuse and everywhere in between.
Contestants will begin performing for the judges at 1pm, the final performance round and audience voting will begin at 6:30pm at Unity Hall, 101 Vanderkemp Ave, Barneveld. Refreshments will be available.
his event is made possible with sponsor support from Big Apple Music, The Falcon Clinic, and Mohawk Valley Open Mic and is presented by the Unity Hall Foundation, a not-for- profit organization founded in 1995 to maintain the 1896 Hall as a center for the arts and community activities in Barneveld, New York.
The Hall is available for public and private functions.