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Volume 24, Number 5 — May 2017

Arts Calendar

Gathering in the Gap seeks entries for its songwriting contest

Date(s):  April 16 - 28, 2017
Venue: Southwest Virginia Museum
10 W. First Street North
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219

DEADLINE APRIL 28: The Gathering in the Gap seeks entries for its songwriting contest. Topics include songs relative to Americana and related topics and about historic or current events. Song genres should have roots in Appalachian culture, such as old-time, folk, bluegrass, country, gospel, blues and rockabilly. A panel judges entries based on originality, lyrics, melody and relevance to criteria. The top three winners receive cash prizes and plaques. The entry deadline is April 28, by 4 p.m. with an entry fee of $10 for the first song and $5 for a second song. Send a CD copy of the submission with a check or money order payable to the Friends of the Southwest Virginia Museum, 106 West 1st Street North, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219, or drop off at the Southwest Virginia Museum Historical State Park in Big Stone Gap, Va.Visit and click on "Songwriting Contest." 276-523-1322.

Topics: Music

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