Oak Ridge to host songwriter competition qualifiers
Oak Ridge was selected to host a qualifying round in February for Tennessee Songwriters Week, and applications are now open for the competition.
This is the fourth annual Tennessee Department of Tourism Development Songwriters Week. The Knoxville area qualifying round will be held at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, February 9 at Oakey’s Sports Bar in Oak Ridge.
“The Tennessee Department of Tourism Development was established this week to celebrate the founding of the craft Tennessee is known for: music,” a press release said. âOak Ridge was one of 30 venues selected statewide to host the qualifying round. “
“We are delighted to partner with the Tennessee Department of Tourism Development as we host a qualifying round for Tennessee Songwriters Week 2022 at our Oakey’s Sports Bar,” said Katy Watt, President of Explore Oak Ridge. âPerfectly situated in a valley alongside the trendy urban scene of Knoxville and the Great Smoky Mountains, Oak Ridge is the perfect destination for a musical experience like no other.â
The event will feature eligible songwriters performing their original pieces for a panel of locally selected judges from the songwriting community in and around Tennessee, according to the press release. Songwriters will be judged on their overall performance, originality and connection to the audience.
The winners of the Oak Ridge qualifying rounds will be among 120 songwriters to advance to present events across Tennessee. Six showcase finalists will win awards, including an original piece at the historic Bluebird Cafe, a one-year membership in the Nashville Songwriters Association International, and a signature commemorative guitar.
Songwriters can apply to participate in the Oak Ridge Songwriters Week 2022 qualifying round on the Explore Oak Ridge website at https://exploreoakridge.com/songwriters-week/. Applications are now being accepted until 5 p.m. on February 8.
For more information and to verify your eligibility, visit the Explore Oak Ridge website.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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