BREAKING NEWS!!! The Austin Songwriters Group is pleased to announce the names of the “Top 24” performing songwriters chosen to perform in a competition over the next two weekends at Threadgill’s North in Austin. The songwriters will be vying for six slots to travel as a group to Nashville early Thanksgiving week to perform at The Bluebird Cafe on Tuesday, November 22nd.
The first of two preliminary rounds of competition will be this coming Friday night, October 21st from 9 PM-Midnight at Threadgill’s North. The second preliminary round will also be at Threadgill’s North on Sunday, October 23rd from 3-6 PM….
It has been a busy 48 hours or so at ASG, since the deadline for submissions for The Bluebird Cafe performing songwriter competition expired. We received an unprecedented number of entries for an ASG performance competition and with only 24 slots available in the competition, the judges had a long couple of days listening to submissions to determine the Top 24 songwriters. We can assure you it was no easy task.
In fact, there were enough qualified songwriters to fill a 3rd night of preliminary competition. However, the published rules for this competition only allowed for 24 slots and to increase the number of songwriters competing would have been to in effect change the rules of the competition….