Songwriter Showcase

Songwriter Showcase

Songwriter Showcase

Songwriter Showcase

The Submission window for the 2024 Songwriter Showcase is now closed.

The Songwriter Showcase is our nationally-recognized, singer/songwriter competition open to anyone who writes and performs original music, and who is not currently signed to a major recording or publishing deal.

Contestants are judged on the quality of the song’s composition (50%), vocal delivery (25%), and the overall performance (25%).

Ten (10) finalists will be selected to receive a 3-day pass to the 2023 Rocky Mountain Folks Festival in Lyons, Colorado to compete in a live performance contest for cash and prizes.

2024 Songwriter Showcase Finalists

Top 10 Finalists

We’d like to congratulate and invite the following top 10 finalists to compete in Songwriter Showcase Contest Finals at the 2024 Folks Festival (August 9th-11th, 2024).

In the event that any of the top 10 finalists are unable to attend the final competition the top 2 alternates will be invited to join in the listed order.

  • Alternate #1 -Joel Van Horne (Denver, CO) - “Nothing Left to Be”
  • Alternate #2 - Andy Sydow (Nashville, TN) - “My Last Game”

2024 Honorable Mentions

2024 Songwriter Showcase Finals - Lyons, CO

2024 Prizes


2023 Songwriter Showcase Winner & Finalists


Festival Partners