NewSong Music Performance and Songwriting Contest 2022

NewSong Music Performance and Songwriting Contest 2022

To celebrate its 21st anniversary, NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition will host eight finalists in Asheville, North Carolina for an evening of song and connection on Saturday, December 3, 2022. The internationally acclaimed event, which was previously held at the prestigious Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, has since found refuge in the mountains of western North Carolina. NewSong is proud to partner with Citizen Vinyl, a multifaceted event space in downtown Asheville, to present the final showcase.

Finalists, selected from advanced online submissions from across North America and beyond, will bring their musical talents to Asheville to perform, compete and connect with each other. A panel of music industry judges will select a grand prize winner who will receive a fully funded six-song EP, recorded and mixed at Citizen Studios, as well as 500 vinyl records pressed at Citizen Vinyl, and a paid performance at Arts Brookfield’s Summer Concert Series in New York in the summer of 2023.

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Time: 7:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
Venue: Citizen Vinyl, 14 O’Henry Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801



VIP PACKAGE ($125): Enjoy a pre-concert gathering with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, an exclusive meet and greet with this year’s finalists, favorite seats for the evening, and a digital recording of the night’s performances mixed by Gar Ragland, co -founder and director of NewSong Music and founder and CEO of Citizen Vinyl. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

GENERAL ADMISSION ($50): General admission seating will include concert and cafe style tables, as well as bar stools. First come, first served. Doors open at 6:00 p.m.