I had the opportunity to listen to four performances at the Redrock Saloon for the Texas Select Radio Songwriters Competition. I must say I was surprised by the Redrock Saloon when I walked in. It is a nice sized space for listening, and though filled with hard surfaces like a dance floor space, cinder block walls, and an industrial look ceiling, the sound would probably be great when filled with people.
It was clean, the tables and chairs were just right for moving around to accommodate small and large groups, or individual listeners, and couples. The staff were friendly and ready to tell you their drink specials and what they had at the bar.
RedRock Saloon is also on the list for the popular bands in the area. But, on September 4, 2019, they were serving as the host for the Texas Select Radio Songwriters Competition.
Starting August 14th and running until September 25th we will be holding qualifying rounds for the 2nd Annual Texas Select Radio Songwriters competition!
Winner receives $1000, merchandise prize pack from Texas Select Beverage Company, a paid show at RedRock Saloon, Denison TX, and a paid show at Horny Toad Cafe and Bar in Denton, TX!
The line-up of songwriter contestants will be performing on Wednesday nights at RedRock Saloon or Thursday nights at Horny Toad Cafe and Bar.
Format is 3-4 artists per night, judges vote and fan vote determines the weekly winners.
The finalists from each week will compete for the Grand Prizes on upcoming finale contest to be announced soon!!
Songwriter contest dates for each venue are as follows:
Wednesdays @ 7:30pm – 11:00pm, RedRock Saloon, Denison, TX
Thursdays @ 7:00pm – 10:00pm, Horny Toad Cafe and Bar, Denton, TX
Event by RDP Promo and Booking: firstname.lastname@example.org
*artist music must be all originalSource TexomaConnect
*artist must be available for date assigned by Texas Select Radio
*artist needs to be able to provide proof of ownership of songs if requested
*artist cannot have any affiliation (employment) with Texas Select Radio, Horny Toad Bar and Grill, RedRock Saloon or The Shaun Outen Band and RDP Promo and Booking
*solo, duo, trio and full band acts accepted
The first performer was T-Bone Stearns and I captured a bit of his work:
The second performer was the friend I came to support, Karen Rachel Yeatts who plays as a soloist and with her band Blue Grass Fire. I captured 8 of her performances.
I hope you will watch, and check out the other opportunities at RedRock Saloon to hear live, original music from North Central Texas.