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Advance Singer Songwriter Metronome Finalists 2018


  Advance Singer Songwriter Semi-Finalists

Metronome October 16, 2018


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Left to right...Zeb Norris of The Point, Ethan Tischer, Page Thibault, 

Joe Haddock and Mike Trombley of Advance Music.

Congrats to all!

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2018 Advance Music Singer/Songwriter Semi-Finalists

Monkey House 10/09/18


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Monkey House Semi-Finalists

Autum Chamberlin,  Rick Cusick and Sarah King

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Advance Music Singer/Songwriter 2018

          2018 Advance Music/The Point  

20th Anniversary   

Singer Songwriter Competition


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Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Advance Music/The Point Singer Songwriter Competition!

The Point Radio Network and Founders Brewing, present the 20th anniversary of the 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 8th, 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 The Monkey House in Winooski, Tuesday October 9th, Club Metronome in Burlington, October 16th and The Old Post in South Burlington, Oct, 23rd. The top three contestants from each of these three nights of semi finals, will compete at Higher Ground on Tuesday October 30th, 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 9th, at The Monkey House in Winooski. The second semi-final is on Tuesday October 16th, at Club Metronome in Burlington. The third semi-final is on Tuesday October 23th, at The Old Post in South Burlington. The finals will be on Tuesday October 30th, at Higher Ground's Showcase Lounge in South Burlington. Start time for all four nights will be at 7:00 p.m. 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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