Season 3 Song Contest Final Round

Friday, August 28, 2020 from 7:30PM - 10:00PM PDT


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Event Details

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)

Our prizes: 

--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.

Venue Information

Painted Sky
715 Main Street
Cambria, CA 93428
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Organizer Information

Songwriters At Play

214 Placentia Ave.
Shell Beach, CA 93449
(805) 204-6821

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