2020 Event Update

Congratulations to our fifteen semi-finalists for the 2020 Songwriter Serenade and a heartfelt thank you to the songwriters that submitted their music for consideration. In light of the COVID19 pandemic, the Songwriter Serenade Committee is making the following changes:

  • First, the date for the Songwriter Serenade has been changed from the weekend of May 1-3 to October 2-4, 2020. We like this date because the rescheduled date for the Kerrville Folk Festival, October 8-18 is the week after. Hopefully, this will reduce travel burdens for the participants involved in those events.

  • Second, given the hardship faced by our songwriter community from cancelled performances, we will double the prize money for each Songwriter Serenade semi-finalist based upon the order of finish:

    • 1st - $2000
    • 2nd - $1500
    • 3rd - $1000
    • 4th - $900
    • 5th - $800
    • 6th - $700
    • 7th - $600
    • 8th - 15th - $400

Finally, we hope all of our songwriting community safely manages through this crisis and can resume bringing great live music to the world, as soon as possible.

- Songwriter Serenade Committee