Music. Moments. Memories.

Enter the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest

April 26-29, 2018

CASC Contestant
CASC Contestant
CASC Contestant
CASC Contestant

This year’s onsite judges include Rodney Crowell, Andrew Marlin (of Mandolin Orange), and previous winner Johnny Williams (of Jeanette Williams Band). Jim Lauderdale will host the contest. 

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

2nd Place Winners Receive

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

3rd Place Winners Receive

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