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Shenandoah Valley Acoustic Roots Fest Songwriting Contest Winners

Performing Arts of Luray is pleased to announce the top three winners of the first Shenandoah Valley Acoustic Roots Fest and Songwriting Contest.

Those songwriters are: 1st place: Bryan Elijah Smith, of Dayton, VA, for his song, “The Other Side of Town”. Bryan won $500, six hours of studio time, and a future gig with Performing Arts of Luray.

2nd place: Judith Avers, of Weirton, WV, for her song, “Raining”. Judith won $300 and a guaranteed future booking.

Con Burch, Fort Valley, VA, for her song “Maybe Someday”. Con won $200.

The finals competition took place on October 3, 2009, at the BB&T Center for the Performing Arts in Luray, VA.

Be on the lookout for news about next year’s show and competition. Details are forthcoming at: http://www.popswalker.com/ and http://www.performingartsluray.org/.

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Shenandoah Valley Acoustic Roots Festival and Songwriting Contest

(The following news courtesy of WVW Podcast music creator, Pops Walker)

Performing Arts of Luray is hosting the first - Shenandoah Valley Acoustic Roots Festival and Songwriting Contest.

They’re looking for great acoustic roots songs. Think blues, think country, think folk, or think bluegrass. BUT, think ACOUSTIC ROOTS.

Entrants will submit CD recordings of their original songs via the US Postal Service.

Preliminary judging will occur January – August 2009.

The top ten finalists will perform “live” on October 3, 2009 at the BB&T Performing Arts Center in Luray, Virginia.

1st prize is $500, a guaranteed future booking and six hours of studio time.

2d prize is $300, and a guaranteed future booking.

3d prize is $200.

Complete details can be found at:

Performingartsluray.org -- or at popswalker.com.

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