REDWOOD CAFE - COTATI CA.
Viral Media Art and Redwood Cafe present the 2nd Annual
"2018 Sonoma County Singer Songwriter Competition."
Beginning January 1st of 2018, Singers and Song writers from all over Sonoma County
will be invited once again to register to enter a county wide Singer Songwriter Competition.
This event will take place over a 3 month period on Wednesday evenings from 7 to 10pm at the Redwood Cafe in Cotati Ca. This casual event will feature some of Sonoma Counties brightest Singer Songwriters in the 2nd year of this friendly community competition.
Beginning January 1st of 2018, the 1st 32 local singer songwriters who register here at Viral Media Art will be featured live on stage at The Redwood Cafe and go directly into the first of 8 ROUND 1's (4 Artists per night)
All Contestants will be judged each evening in a non confrontational manner by 3 guest judges. All of our Guest Judges are local industry professionals or performers and their decisions are unbiased and final Voting is based on 3 separate categories:
Song writing skills
ROUND #1: The 1st Round of The Singer Songwriter Competition is based on the solo acoustic performances of three songs, Contestant are requested to play (2) original songs and (1) tribute song (20 minutes) This initial "solo" format introduces the Performer to the audience and to the Judges, and lets them be judged on their own merit. In fairness, each performer is selected alphabetically for every evening competition. There will be 4 Performers per night.
The winner of each ROUND #1 will go into ROUND #2 (8 contestants in total)
ROUND #2: All Artists are now the top Contestants of the ROUND #1 and now have the option of adding a (2) piece accompaniment to their live performance. (3) vocal mics as well as (3) DI's will be provided to all contestants. The same competition song format exists: (2) original songs and (1) tribute song in one 20 minute set. There are still 4 Performers per night.
The top 2 Contestants of each ROUND #2 go into the FINALS! (4 contestants in total)
THE FINALS: The last evening of the competition. All 4 of the Contestants are now the top 4 Contestants from ROUND #2 . These Top 4 Performers will now compete for the #1 position, to be the winner of this years 2018 "Sonoma County Singer Songwriter Competition". The Contestants must once again play (3) songs, (2) original and (1) tribute and they may again choose to have a (2) piece accompaniment or not.
Much of this Competition will be photographed and streamed LIVE to Facebook or video recording for public viewing. This gives the Performers the ability to view their performance after the fact and critic their own work. See Below...
The cream always rises to the top... It is our hope that by offering the community
the opportunity to showcase their talents, we can all rally behind the cause
of a really good singer with a really good song!
All participants (and Judges) will receive a free dinner voucher and a drink
ticket the evening of their performance through the generosity of Redwood Cafe.
All Participants are encouraged to direct and share the event social media content in
support of their efforts during the competition... after all, It's the Judges and
your supporters that can determine your progress this competition!
JANUARY 1st 0F 2018
CLICK THE GO LIVE LINK BELOW
ON WEDNESDAYS BEGINNING
IN FEBRUARY OF 2018!
JUDGING IN (3) CATEGORIES:
- SONGWRITING SKILLS
- STAGE PRESENCE
YOUR HOST: THE PROFESSOR
VIRAL MEDIA ART
ALL CONTESTANTS MUST BE SONOMA COUNTY RESIDENTS
THE 2nd ANNUAL 2018
SINGER SONGWRITER COMPETITION
THE OFFICIAL EVENT EMAIL:
Copyright 2018 Viral Media Art
EVENT PHOTOS & VIDEOS BY JASON BALDWIN
COMPETITION FINALS DATE:
FRIDAY OR SATURDAY 7PM TO 11PM
MID APRIL 2017 DATE TBA...
THE RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED THE
EVENING OF EACH PERFORMANCE @ 10PM
AND SOCIAL MEDIA THE NEXT DAY @ 10AM
THE JUDGES BALLOTS:
WILL DECIDE THE RESULTS OF EACH EVENING. THE #1 CONTESTANT OF EACH ROUND #1 MOVES INTO ROUND#2
AND THE WINNER OF THE 2018 EVENT
RANDY TEAFORD AKA THE PROFESSOR
ROUND 1 & 2 DATES:
WEDNESDAYS 7PM TO 10PM
FEBRUARY THRU APRIL 2018
PERFORMANCE SET TIMES:
(20) MINUTES FOR (3) SONGS
(2) ORIGINAL SONGS and (1) TRIBUTE