TOP TEN FINALISTS SELECTED FOR AL JOHNSON SONGWRITER CONTEST

AL JOHNSON PERFORMING SONGWRITER CONTEST

TOP 10 FINALISTS

The Top 10 Finalists have been selected for the 2022 Wildflower! Al Johnson Performing Songwriter Contest. A panel screened and scored entries received from all over the country and narrowed it down from 100 to 10 talented songwriters. The final contest will be held live on Saturday, May 21 at 11:30 a.m. on the Singer Songwriter Stage inside the Eisemann Center at the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival.  

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Wildflower! Performing Songwriter Contest

FOUNDER

“Many people can write a song, however, it is a truly brave person who will expose themselves by putting their song down on paper, then stand in front of the world and sing it for all to hear!”

– Al Johnson

Al Johnson was a longtime supporter of the song writing community and passed away in 2017. The contest continues in his memory.
2022 top 10 finalists

SONGWRITERS

IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER

Paul Demer

Paul Demer

Dallas, Texas

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CITYLINE STAGE:
5/21 @ 6:00 PM

Jeremy Dion

Jeremy Dion

Denver, Colorado

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CITYLINE STAGE:
5/20 @ 7:30 PM

Rebecca Folsom

Rebecca Folsom

Boulder, Colorado

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CITYLINE STAGE:
5/21 @ 2:00 PM

Jenner Fox

Jenner Fox

Sister, Oregon

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CITYLINE STAGE:
5/21 @ 3:00 PM

Billie Jo

Billie Jo

Grand Saline, Texas

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CITYLINE STAGE:
5/22 @ 12:00 PM

Harper O'Neill

Harper O'Neill

Nashville, Tennessee

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CITYLINE STAGE:
5/21 @ 8:00 PM

Paris Taylor Patridge

Paris Taylor Patridge

Plainview, Texas

CITYLINE STAGE:
5/22 @ 3:00 PM

Sydney Price

Sydney Price

Dallas, Texas

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CITYLINE STAGE:
5/20 @ 8:30 PM

Eric Ramsey

Eric Ramsey

Scottsdale, Arizona

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CITYLINE STAGE:
5/21 @ 5:00 PM

Matthew Thomas

Matthew Thomas

Noblesville, Indiana

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CITYLINE STAGE:
5/21 @ 7:00 PM

Prize Package(s) Include

    • First Place: $1,000 cash and 2-day recording package at Audio Dallas Recording Studio. **
    • Runner-Up: $500 cash
    • People’s Choice Award: $500 cash People’s Choice Award
    • Invitation to play a set in the round at Wildflower! on May 22, 2022

    ** Must be utilized within 12 months after the 2022 Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival has concluded. All rights to music/studio recordings will be that of the First Place winner.

    Audio Dallas Recording Studio

    Top Ten Finalists Receive

    • Invitation to perform in the live finals on the Singer Songwriter Stage at Wildflower! on May 21, 2022. Finalists must perform the two (2) songs submitted in the contest and may perform solo or invite a single accompanist (with no backup harmony or effects).
    • Lodging for May 20 and 21, 2022.
    • Wildflower! festival passes for the finalist and a guest.
    • Green Room hospitality during performance time.
    • Additional set at Wildflower! on the Cityline Stage.
    • Opportunity of a lifetime to spend a weekend sharing songs with some of the best performing songwriters in the nation and if selected as a winner, participation in the Winner’s Showcase with the other selected winners.

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