Dockery’s, the Daniel Island restaurant, brewery, and music venue, announced a songwriting contest for local artists opening today and running through March 6th, 2020. Entrants to the contest will have their songs judged by three world-class songwriters from Nashville, Bobbly Tomberlin, Wil Nance, and Danny Wells, who between them have won Grammys, topped the Billboard charts, and worked with some of the best-selling artists of all time, including George Strait, Brad Paisley, John Michael Montgomery, Collin Raye, Rascal Flatts and more. Winners will perform at Dockery’s alongside one of the judges this spring.
“We love bringing some national attention to our local musicians,” Dockery’s general manager Chuck Isenberg said. “Last year our judges chose four songwriters to join them on stage and play their music. It was something that was exciting for our local songwriters, and ultimately exciting for the audience at Dockery’s that came to watch them play.”
Anyone age eighteen and older who writes and performs their own original songs is eligible to compete. Entries will be judged based upon composition of lyrics and melody, and not upon performance ability or recording quality. Performances by the panel of judges and the local winners will be held at Dockery’s monthly from March to May. Tickets for these events will go on sale on February 27th through Eventbrite.
Contest entries must be received by 5 pm on March 6th through the web form at dockerysdi.com/contest. Complete rules are posted on that web page.