2022 NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition

Citizen Vinyl
2022 NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition

2022 NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition

In celebration of its 21st Anniversary, NewSong Music Performance & Songwriting Competition will welcome eight finalists to Asheville, NC, for an evening of songs and connection on Saturday, December 3, 2022. The internationally recognized event, previously held at the prestigious Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, has since found a home in the mountains of Western North Carolina. NewSong is proud to partner with Citizen Vinyl, a multifaceted event space in downtown Asheville, to present the finale showcase.

The finalists, selected from advance online submissions from across North America and beyond, will bring their musical chops to Asheville to perform, compete, and connect with one another. A panel of music industry judges will select one grand prize winner who will receive a fully funded six-song EP, recorded and mixed at Citizen Studios, plus 500 vinyl records pressed at Citizen Vinyl, and a featured, paid performance at Arts Brookfield’s Summer Concert Series in New York City in the summer of 2023.

Date: Saturday, December 3, 2022
Time: 7:00 pm (doors open at 6:00 pm)
Venue: Citizen Vinyl, 14 O'Henry Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801



VIP PACKAGE ($125): Enjoy a pre-concert gathering with drinks, hors d’oeuvres, an exclusive meet & greet with this year’s finalists, preferred seating for the evening, and digital recording of the night’s performances mixed by Gar Ragland, Co-Founder and Director of NewSong Music and Founder and CEO of Citizen Vinyl. Doors open at 5:30 pm.

GENERAL ADMISSION ($50): General admission seating will include concert style and cafe tables, as well as some bar stools. Seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 6:00 pm.