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Singer Songwriter 1st Semi-Final Winners

Congrats to our Singer Songwriter 2nd Semi-Finalist winners who performed at Art's Riot

Helen Hummel, John Schmidt and Reid

Congratulations to our Singer Songwriter 1st Semi-Finalists who performed at Nectar's!

Ryan Sweezey, Ethan Tischer and Tyler Campbell

 These 6 amazing performers will go on to the finals, held November 7th

at Higher Ground

Advance Music Singer/Songwriter 2017

          2017 Advance Music/The Point      

Singer Songwriter Competition


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Thank you for entering the 2017 Advance Music/The Point Singer Songwriter Competition!

The Point Radio Network and Founders Brewing, present the 19th annual Advance Music Acoustic Singer/Songwriter Contest.  Drawing seasoned musicians, as well as those who have never performed in public, the contest always proves to be an eclectic and diverse event, showcasing many musical and lyrical styles, textures, and tastes.  Stop by Advance Music in Burlington or call 863-8652 to sign up for one of three semi finals by October 10th, registration is limited to 45 contestants, so don’t delay! If you're not a musician, cheer on your favorite performer, while enjoying some great music and libations. Head to, Nectar’s in Burlington, Tuesday October 10th, Arts Riot in Burlington, October 17th and The Monkey House in Winooski, Oct, 24th. The top three contestants from each of these three nights of semi finals, will compete at Higher Ground on Tuesday November 7th, for a winner takes all prize package, including a beautiful Taylor acoustic guitar, a $500 award from the Rachel Bissex White Light Fund and two full days of recording at Meadowlark Studio, in their state-of-the-art recording studio in Williston. Admission is free to all 4 nights of the contest!

The format is as follows:

  1. This is a singer-songwriter contest. Contestants must perform alone.

  2. Each contestant has five minutes to perform their selection(s). Do not feel that you that you must fill up the entire five minutes, play your best material, if it happens to be two minutes long that is fine. Multiple songs are fine as long as the five minute rule is adhered to. You will be penalized if you go over five minutes.

  3. There are three semi-finals from which the top three contestants are chosen to move on to the finals. The first semi final is on Tuesday October 10th, at Nectar's on Main Street in Burlington. The second semi-final is on Tuesday October 17th, at Art's Riot on Pine Street in Burlington. The third semi-final is on Tuesday October 24th, at Monkey House in Winooski . The finals will be on Tuesday November 7th, at Higher Ground's Showcase Lounge in South Burlington. Start time for all four nights will be at 7:00pm. Please show up at 6:00pm for check in. Performance order will be determined at random the night of the performance.

  4. Prizes include a $500.00 cash prize from the Rachel Bissex White Light Fund, an acoustic guitar from Taylor Guitars, and two full days of recording time at Meadowlark Studios in Williston.

  5. There will be five judges each night.

  6. There is a $25 dollar entry fee – this fee will gets you free set of D'addario acoustic guitar strings.

  7. Bring a crowd! A cheering section will only enhance your chances of winning.

  8. Should you have any questions, please call Advance at 863-8652.

  9. Have fun – it’s all about having fun!

  10. See you there!!!!!!

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