Gulf Coast Songwriter Shootout
September 12, 2016 to October 24, 2016 in Orange Beach , AL
7:00pm - 11:00pm
"The Shootout" is a six week songwriter competition that will again take place at The Hot Spot restaurant at The Wharf, in beautiful Orange Beach, Alabama. In its 3rd season, it kicks off on Monday, September 12th and continues every Monday until the finale on October 24th. Artists from all over the country may submit their application between now and August 8th via the shootout's website, for only $25. Out of the expected 200 applicants, 50 will be chosen by a panel of judges based on the artist's original songs submitted. Every Monday night of the five week competition, 10 contestants will perform 3 of their original songs in front of a live audience. There is no charge for the audience to attend and The Hot Spot is a family friendly venue with an affordable menu and full bar. Local songwriters kick off the first hour at 7:00 pm and the competition begins at 8:00 pm. There will be 3 winners selected each night of the competition, based on 3 systems of voting: Crowd, Artist and Judges. Each night's winner will advance to the finale on October 24th, where award winning Celebrity Judges: Anthony Crawford, Lynn Langham and Travis Meadows will select the overall contest winner. This year's prize package for the winner is valued at $10,000 and includes $3,000 cash, a new guitar valued over $1,000, a fully produced demo CD, custom CD artwork or logo, professional photo shoot and a free website design, among other prizes. On Sunday, October 23rd, one night before the finale, the Professional Songwriters & Celebrity Judges will perform a very special songwriter round. This concert will also be held at The Hot Spot and tickets are available in advance for $20 or at the door for $25.