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.