New date! July 7 tickets will be honored.
It's best of the best -- the award winners from Season Three of Songwriters at Play's monthly contests compete for the Grand Prize of $500. Since last September, we've hosted monthly contests where up to 10 contestants play 2 original songs each, and three judges award three prizes: Best Performance, Best Song, and Best Overall. Come cheer on local musicians and out-of-town performers bringing their best material to one of the Central Coast's best intimate concert spaces. Confirmed so far:
-- Maybe in Time (September Best Overall winner) a.k.a Mae Blonski, playing songs about anxiety and hope on her ukulele, https://maybeintime.com/
--Julie Lee (October Best Overall winner), soulful singer of raw, edgy, and honest music. https://www.julieleemusicinmotion.com/
--Sarah Molly (October Best Performance and December Best Overall winner) SLO's own folk-punk-pop singer, https://sarahmollysings.bandcamp.com/
--Miss Leo (February Best Overall winner), folky Soul-Grass singer-songwriter who fronts Miss Leo & Her Bluegrass Boys, https://www.missleomusic.com/
--Adrea Castiano (March Best Overall winner), from Santa Cruz, has also won a Best Song prize on a West Coast Songwriters competition, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-dadYo6M_oenjYIc8oQMbA
--Jeff Seals (two-time Best Song winner), San Bernardino native and Los Osos resident, painter and musician.
--Marcus DiMaggio (November Best Overall winner), Central Coast native whose love for travel and exploring all corners of the globe continues to inspire his music and his songwriting, https://marcusdimaggio.com/
--Kaylie Turner (June Best Overall winner), 19-year-old rising star from Ojai. https://youtu.be/r9wmfmYgQUw
--Jake Neuman (Winner of Best Song and Best Performance awards) plays in the Bakersfield-based duo, the Charlie Zanne Band.
--plus the winner from Round 9 (Wed. July 8 at Puffers in Pismo Beach)
--Best Song (scholarship to attend the January 2021 The Listening Room Songwriters Retreat in Idyllwild, CA)
--Best Performance (a free photo session with Matt Vargo)
--Best Overall ($500 cash, plus one hour studio time at Laurel Lane studios in San Luis Obispo)
Social distancing will be advised (only 50 tickets will be sold in this 120-capacity venue).
Doors open at 7, show begins 7:30pm. Refreshments will be sold. Painted Sky Recording Studios is located at the historic Woodland Garage, 715 Main St. Cambria Calif.