Songwriter Showcase
August 2022

Songwriter Showcase

Songwriter Showcase

Songwriter Showcase

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, vocal delivery, and the overall performance.

Past showcase finalists include Erica Wheeler, Don Conoscenti, Karen Pernick, Deb Talan, Dan Sheridan, Dee Carstensen, Mitch Barrett, Sarah Sample, Chuck E. Costa, Liz Longley, Megan Burtt, Caleb Hawley, Robby Hecht, Caroline Spence, Connor Garvey, Ben Shannon, Korby Lenker, Heather Mae, Kira Small and 2019 winner Alexa Wildish.

2022 Showcase Finalists

Congratulations to the 10 finalists in the 2022 Songwriter Showcase


1st Alternate: Christopher Williams

2nd Alternate: Cari Minor

2022 Honorable Mentions


1st Place:

2023 Festival Main Stage Set,
Taylor 7 Series Acoustic Guitar, and $400

2nd Place:


3rd Place:


4th Place:


5th Place:


6th - 10th Place:

$150 each

  • In addition, all ten of the Showcase Finalists will receive a 3-day pass with on-site camping for the Folks Festival, as well as a spot in one of the Songwriter in-the-round sets in the Wildflower Pavilion on Saturday and Sunday of the Festival.

Rules & Guidelines