The 2014 Dos Equis Singer Songwriter Comepition
June 2 @ 8pm -- New Amsterdam, 4421 Butler St, Pgh 15201
June 16 @ 8pm -- Howler's Coyote Cafe, 4509 Liberty Ave, Pgh 15224
June 30 @ 8pm -- Thunderbird Cafe, 4023 Butler St, Pgh 15201
July 14 @ 9pm -- Hambone's Pub, 4207 Butler St., Pgh 15201
July 28 @ 8pm -- Eclipse Lounge, 3705 Butler St, Pittsburgh, PA 15201
August 11 @ 8pm -- Excuses Bar, 2526 E Carson St, Pgh, PA 15203
August 25 @ 8pm -- Allegheny Elk's Lodge #339, 400 Cedar Ave, Pgh 15212
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, phone number, and preferred performance date. It is not necessary to send a demo of your song; and although priority will be given to your preferred performance date, registration is on a first-come, first-served basis – so sign up today!
During the events listed below, performers will have 5 minutes to play 1 original song in front of a live audience. Three winners from each preliminary event will be selected by a panel of judges consisting of two members from WYEP; and will advance to a final competition on August 25, 2014.
Songs must be original, written by the performer, and performed live. No recorded tracks will be accepted for use during the competition. Each venue will have all the equipment necessary for you to perform – all you need to bring is your preferred instrument. If you do not play an instrument, you may bring 1 person to accompany you. However, this competition is intended to be for solo performances, so if you bring an accompanying artist, she/he is expected to be the only instrumentalist and not providing back-up vocals. With that being said, songs sung a capella are absolutely welcomed!
Songs will be judged on the basis of originality, overall performance, style, and crowd engagement. The two judges at each event will choose the artist that she/he aprises to best fit the criteria stated above. A third finalist, the “crowd favorite” will be selected by popular vote by the audience. The more votes you have, the better your chances of moving on to the final round: so bring your friends!
Each competition will have cash prizes awarded to event finalists/winners, and raffle prizes for audience members! Winners of the final competition earn cash and the opportunity to play a live show at the WYEP's studio on the Southside during one of their signature 3rd Thursday Performances. These prizes are summarized below.
Prizes for Finalists of the Preliminary Events:
1st Place – $50 cash and WYEP Gift Bag + proceed to final event
2nd Place – $30 cash and WYEP Gift Bag + proceed to final event
3rd Place – $20 cash and WYEP Gift Bag + proceed to final event
Grand Prizes for Winners of the Final Competition:
1st Place – $400 cash + WYEP 3rd Thursday Performance
2nd Place – $250 cash + WYEP 3rd Thursday Performance
3rd Place – $150 cash + WYEP 3rd Thursday Performance