Music. Moments. Memories.

Enter the Chris Austin Songwriting Contest

April 25-28, 2019

The Chris Austin Songwriting Contest will begin accepting entries on October 1, 2018. The contest runs from October 1 - February 1, 2019.

CASC Contestant
CASC Contestant
CASC Contestant
CASC Contestant

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