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










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

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Comment by JohnMan on May 8, 2014 at 10:59pm

Pretty cool. My entry is being emailed tonight!


Comment by Downtown Vinnie on May 4, 2014 at 11:46am

Id love to . but attending would be impossible ..good luck all

Comment by flatsville on May 3, 2014 at 7:26pm

smilingdog1,  Look forward to meeting you and other players.  Will there be a place to sit around and jam?


Comment by Wichita Sam on May 1, 2014 at 10:07pm

Our songs are like our is hard to choose which ones to put forward...

Comment by smilingdog1 on May 1, 2014 at 7:17am

Excellent entries Wichita Sam, I have your two songs and filled entry form. This will be sent off to judges for review.

Well done and the best of luck! We look forward to seeing you at the festival.


Comment by Wichita Sam on April 30, 2014 at 10:21pm

Thanks for the email option.  My entries are in.  Looking forward to a great time at the St. Louis CBG Festival.

Comment by smilingdog1 on April 30, 2014 at 7:36pm

I am told that the Judges will offer critiques to selected finalist. You may send in as many entry's as you like.

Application may be sent by Email as well as USPS (snail mail).

Email address:

Let me know if you have any questions.


Comment by Wichita Sam on April 30, 2014 at 12:37pm

errr, dog, will the "professional" judges by offering critiques on all entries?  That would be a prize, even if not nominated "Top 5"...

Comment by Wichita Sam on April 30, 2014 at 9:51am

dog, entries by snail mail only? 

Comment by smilingdog1 on April 28, 2014 at 7:22am

I hope you do Bug. Maybe post a video invitation for local musician to collaborate. Additionally, writers may enter more than one song ending in finalist playing the best out twelve and down to three singles.

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