Hazel Dickens Song Contest Deadline Nears!

Image635551941523889012It's not too late if you're a songwriter with some tunes all ready to enter.  The DC Bluegrass Union sponsored HAZEL DICKENS SONG CONTEST is underway with an entry deadline of January 1, 2015.

In addition to a $500 cash prize,  the first-place winner will be invited to perform his or her song on the main stage at the DC Bluegrass Festival, Feb. 28, 2015 in Vienna, VA.

The Hazel Dickens song contest celebrates the life and muse of one of bluegrass music's most beloved songwriters. From hardscrabble beginnings in West Virginia coal country in 1935, Hazel moved to Baltimore, MD, as a young woman to find factory work and quickly connected with local musicians. She started performing throughout the Baltimore/Washington region and was soon recognized for her singular mountain singing style and her gift with a lyric.

All proceeds from the Hazel Dickens Song Contest go to the DC Bluegrass Union, a 501(c)3 nonprofit membership organization with a mission to promote bluegrass music in the greater Washington region through education and performance.

Song Contest Rules and How To Enter
Contest Prizes, Judging and Performance

About the DC BLUEGRASS UNION:  Since 2003, the DC Bluegrass Union has been a federally-recognized 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization dedicated to supporting and promoting Bluegrass music in the Washington DC and surrounding areas, (South to Fredericksburg, VA, North to So. PA, West to Shepherstown, WV and East to the Eastern shores of Maryland & So. Delaware), basically anywhere within a 2-3 hour drive of DC. This area is arguably THE most active, creative, and productive Bluegrass community in the world.

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