WHRV is excited to announce it is partnering with StarFire Festival to present the first annual “Lyrical Singer/Songwriter Contest.” The contest will take place on February 9, 2019 at O’Connor Brewing Company in Norfolk, VA. Submissions are open November 6, 2018 through January 4, 2019.

Applicants must be 18 years or older and live in Virginia. Their song must be original, have lyrics and be less than 5 minutes long. These are not full band performances – just you and the song! To submit your song, take a video of yourself playing it and upload it to YouTube with the description “Lyrical Singer/Songwriter Contest (and your name)” and include that link in your application.


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A panel of trusted local songwriters and musicians will judge the top 10 entries at the event on February 9, 2018. Entries will be judged based on lyrics and performance. The winner will receive an appearance on WHRV’s new music program Lyrical, a main stage performance at StarFire Festival 3, recording time at Flagship Studios, a free consultation with Rock Star Booking and more!

Virginia has so many talented songwriters of all genres and this is your opportunity to share that talent! Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions about the contest. You can also follow the event on Facebook.