Finalists for the 2021 Songwriter Showcase were selected by invitation only. We did not accept any submissions for 2021. But we expect to return to an open submission system next year.
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.
Congratulations to the 10 finalists in the 2021 Songwriter Showcase.
- Doug Andrews (Sheridan, WY)
- Wyatt Espalin (Hiawassee, FL)
- Pamela Machala (Lafayette, CO)
- Mel Soul (Provo, UT)
- Alicia Stockman (Heber, UT)
- Eric Richard Stone (Nederland, CO)
- Rachel Taulbee (Denver, CO)
- Cat Terrones (San Pedro, CA)
- Will Thomas (Estes Park, CO)
- Zac O’Neal (Park City, UT)
As this year’s Showcase was not a contest, join us in celebrating all 10 of these finalists and their performances on the Folks Festival main stage on Friday, August 6.