I never gave it much thought as to what defined a festival. Was it just a get together of people celebrating some sort of theme like an open air carnival? I've heard music concerts converted into festivals. However, what I have learned recently is just how different everybody's festivals is. Some are held inside small pubs packed full of people, which is cozy eh! Where others look much like an open market place lined with vender booths and a stage for live performance and that can vary. Some are more private and are held in community halls and are very family oriented.

They all have many variances that give each festival it's own personality. They change over time. Some are free festivals and other have cover charges for a variety of reasons. I quickly learned there is a bucket load of energy expelled to organize and promote these events. Everybody involved makes it what it is on all levels.

I enjoy viewing pictures and videos of CBG festivals going on around the world. I like all the different kinds and how they seem to cast different moods, different folks and even different food & drink. I hope to connect more with other events even if I'm not physically there.

 

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Comment by smilingdog1 on April 15, 2014 at 10:22pm

SONGWRITERS CONTEST APPLICATION

 

2nd Annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival held on June 7th, 2014 at HWY61 Roadhouse located in Webster Groves MO.

 

Mail your entry to:

Steven Miles – Event Coordinator

The St. Louis Cigar Box Festival 2014

1419 N. 2nd St.

Edwardsville, IL  62025

 

Songs submitted must be original work. Songs may have multiple co-writers, but please designate one name only on the application. Contestant may submit one or two songs, but each entry requires a separate form, song, and lyrics.  Song must include a homemade stringed instrument (in the spirit of the CBG festival).  It does not need to be made by the contestant, just not mass produced.

 

Each entry must consist of:

·         Completed and signed application entry form (or photocopy).

·         CD(s), MP3(s) or audio cassette(s) must contain one song only and be four minutes or less in length.

·         If the song contains lyrics, a lyric sheet typed or printed legibly is required (please include English translation if applicable). 

 

All entrants must be willing and able to attend the finals on the event date above.

 

Entries must be postmarked no later than May 15, 2014.

 

Prizes to be awarded for:

1st place prize – Custom CBG (cigar box guitar) and recording gear

2nd place prize – Custom CBG and a songwriter’s software tool

3rd place prize – Custom CBG

 

Name(s)_______________________________________________________________

 

Address_______________________________________________Apt._____________

 

City___________________________State_______Zip__________Country__________

 

Phone_____________________________________________Age________________

 

Email Address__________________________________________________________

 

Song Title______________________________________________________________

 

Check one:     [  ] Lyrics included           [  ] Instrumental composition

 

Songwriters contest held at Highway 61 Roadhouse in Webster Groves Missouri during the2nd Annual Cigar Box Guitar Festival on June 7th, 2014.

 

Entries will be judged by a panel of music industry professionals who volunteer their time.  Please know that all submissions are treated fairly by the team of volunteer judges, but individual tastes are different including those of the judges.  All entries will be judged on originality, lyrics, melody and the song's overall appeal.  All decisions by judges will be final.  No entrants will be provided with scores or evaluations of their entries.

 

Judges and Festival host are not responsible for late, lost, damaged, misdirected, postage due, stolen, or misappropriated entries. Judges and Festival host are not responsible for faulty file uploads accompanying online entries.

 

Twelve entrants will be notified of being selected for the finals that will be performed live at the festival at 10am at the main stage.  Non-finalists will not be notified.

 

Live performances will be scheduled on the day of the festival.  Therefore all finalists who were chosen by the panel will be given a schedule ahead of time.  Finalists can check in 30 minutes before and must be checked in 10 minutes before the start time.  Failure to do this will result in a disqualification.

 

12:00 - 1:30 Justin Johnson

1:30 - 3:00 SW Competition

3:00 - 4:30 Justin Johnson

4:30 – 5:00 Judges and Awards

5:00 - 7:00 Justin Johnson

Comment by Jeff McFadden on April 15, 2014 at 6:34pm
A friend told me you're holding a song writer's contest too. Is there someplace I have to go to sign up for it?
Comment by smilingdog1 on April 14, 2014 at 6:26am

Hello Glenn,

Thank you for your reply. I think the term festival may have used loosely but it simplified things.

We have a festival here in St. Louis and this June 7th will be our 2nd. I help in it's coordination and participate as vender, event announcer when needed at the mic. and pretty much anything to help things keep flowing. This year we'll have a writers contest and CBG builders shop for DIY kits sold there. There is an average of ten venders and two stages. My friend Gary Herget also coordinates and Bill Kunz of the HWY61roadhouse host the fest at his restaurant outside spread out over a large lot.    

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