WHAT: NewSong Music 20th Annual Performance Showcase Finals, Presented by Citizen Vinyl
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WHEN: Saturday, Dec 4th, 2021. Doors at 6p, music starts at 7p
*** We are monitoring the ongoing Covid variants and will follow protocols that keep our community and staff safe. Guests will be updated as the event date approaches; vaccination cards and/or negative test results within 70 hours are required to be shown at the door for admission to the event ***
Now in its 20th year, the NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition is one of North America’s premier showcases of emerging performers and songwriters today. This crowd-sourced effort seeks to identify the truly exceptional artists within our communities and to work closely with them to develop their careers and introduce their music to a broader, international audience while building a supportive community of performers and songwriters across all genres of music and levels of skill.
Eight incredible singer-songwriters, the best of the past two years' hundreds of entrants to the NewSong Music Competition, presented by Citizen Vinyl; including:
Jeremy Parsons – San Antonio, TX
Noan Partly – Tampa, FL
Olivia Ellen Lloyd – Brooklyn, NY
Michael Flynn – Saluda, NC
Charlie Belle – Philadelphia, PA
Jay Filson – Nashville, TN
Gilda Colaiaco – Los Angeles, CA
Hannah Miller – Madison, TN
Hear their original music on this Spotify playlist! https://bit.ly/2021-NewSong-Finalists
As well as SPECIAL GUEST: 2019 Grand Prize winner Jobi Riccio
Join us and our judges: Asheville’s own Claude Coleman, Jr. and Elysa Marden of Arts Brookfield in NYC, for this incredible evening of original music, with 8 singer songwriters hand picked to perform in this showcase to be considered for this year's Grand Prize 🔥🏆🔥
VIP PACKAGE: join us as a patron of the arts -- Enjoy a three course meal with drink pairings from Session, an exclusive meet & greet with this year's finalists, front row seats for the evening and a digital recording of the night's performances mixed by our own Gar Ragland, Co-Founder and Director of NewSong Music and Founder and CEO of Citizen Vinyl.
GENERAL ADMISSION: General admission seating will include concert style and cafe tables as well as some bar stools, seating is first come first serve.
A portion of proceeds will go toward our community partners SOUND SPACE AVL who are preserving the proud and rich history of the Southside Black community and early African-American Asheville; promoting historic pride while embracing a model of diversity in the most authentic way possible, through music, art, community, and food.
Session Bar and Café will offer the full menu, with the kitchen open until 9pm
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