The award-winning Al Johnson Performing Songwriter Contest encourages the growth of the art of independent performing singer-songwriters. The genres include Acoustic, Americana, Blues, Celtic, Country, Folk and Pop. Some of our past finalists include Ruthie Foster, Beth Wood, Karen Mal, Grace Pettis, Dave Carter, Louise Mosrie, Betty Soo, Matt Harlan, Butch Claude Morgan, RJ Cowdery, and Tom Faulkner. 10 finalist are selected through a blind screening process and are invited to perform at the finals that took place on Saturday, May 19 at Wildflower! on the UnitedHealthcare Singer Songwriter Stage. Finalist also compete for one of four $500 prizes including the Michael Terry People’s Choice Award.
2018 Al Johnson Performing Songwriter Contest Winners
2018 Michael Terry People’s Choice Award Winner
“In keeping with our philosophy, the songs selected reflect the artistic integrity of the artist. They represent a great diversity of musical genres and will provide our Wildflower! audiences an opportunity to join us in recognizing excellence in songwriting.” ~ Al Johnson
To view a history of Singer Songwriter Contest winners click here.
Dinner, drinks, and performances by Terri Hendrix & Lloyd Maines, Tom Faulkner, Beth Wood, Bill Ward, Tom Prasada-Rao, Gordon & Christy McLeod, The Flyin’ A’s, 2 Muses, Will & Crystal Yates, Dirje Childs, Julie Bonk, Ian Dickson, and Cole Risner.
It’s all for a very good cause, benefiting Parks and Recreation students. 6:00 p.m. Saturday, November 17th at The Epic in Grand Prairie. 2960 Epic Place, Grand Prairie, Texas 75052. Click Here to purchase tickets.