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Enter the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest

April 25-28, 2019

Click HERE to enter the 2019 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest.

CASC Contestant
CASC Contestant
CASC Contestant
CASC Contestant

2019 Chris Austin Songwriting Contest Sponsors are:

1st Place Winners Receive

  • Winning song performance on the Cabin Stage at MerleFest on Friday night
  • Perform a 20-35-minute set on the Cabin Stage on Saturday between 11:00 am – 3:30 pm
  • $600 cash
  • Two boxes of D’Addario strings
  • Shubb Capos
  • Saloon Studios Live will provide recording sessions for the four 1st place CASC winners
    • Saloon Studios Live will invite the CASC winners to join Saloon Studios for a live performance at one of their upcoming shows
    • CASC winners will either be opening acts or may be paired for a Rising Stars show on Saloon Studios performance show
    • Saloon Studios Live will provide each CASC winner with the unmastered audio and video recording from that performance to use at their discretion. Saloon Studios will retain a copy of that performance and may also use it at their discretion
    • Saloon Studios Live is an intimate, close-up experience where artists performer in a 100-seat, mid-nineteenth century saloon replica with state-of-the-art sound technology.

2nd Place Winners Receive

  • $300 cash
  • Shubb Capos
  • One box of D’Addario strings

3rd Place Winners Receive

  • $100 cash
  • Shubb Capos
  • One box of D’Addario strings