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Houston Live Music Songwriter Competition and Showcase

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JP Hops House

2317 Highway 6 S

Houston, TX 77077

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Houston Live, hosted by The Bonfire Texas Music Festival, is the first Houston-wide singer/songwriter music competition 100% run by volunteers. Ticket entry fees support the artist and animal rescue with 50% of the proceeds going to the winner, and 50% will go to animal rescue.

To Submit Your Original Songs:

1. Buy a ticket using the ticket link above for each song you would like to enter.

2. Email your song to tracy@brandsoup.com

3. Be available to perform your song live May 11th.


All songs must be your original work. See rules below:

  • There are no limits to the number of songs you can enter.
  • All songs must be originals and must be written by you.
  • To participate you must currently reside within the Greater Houston area.
  • You must be avaialble May 11th to perform the song live.
  • Can include multiple writers on a single song if you had co-writers.
  • Submit your songs no later than May 2nd to be considered.
  • Thank you and good luck!

Guidelines for Judging:

  • The song has a clear theme or cohesive idea
  • The song has clearly identifiable sections, verse, chorus, etc.
  • The song is between 2 to 5 minutes
  • The lyrics evoke an emotional response from the listener
  • The lyrics are singable and memorable
  • The lyrics have an identifiable rhyme scheme or pattern
  • The music and melody adds to the emotional impact of the song
  • The music keeps the listener interested and engaged
  • The music and lyrics fit together in a cohesive way
  • The song expresses the theme in a new or fresh way
  • The song is memorable
  • The song has commercial potential

For music lovers: Support your local songwriter community with FREE admission! Consider a donation to support two great causes.

Donate to two great causes: Your donation will support the winning songwriter and animal rescue 50/50!

Houston Live is produced by the volunteers at The Bonfire Texas Music Festival Gone to the Dogs which creates family-friendly events to raise awareness and money for animal rescue while also supporting the local live music community.

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2317 Highway 6 S

Houston, TX 77077

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