Open to All Orleans County NY Residents

Grand Prize is $200  or studio time at Watchmen Studios in Lockport and an opportunity to perform a headlining gig at the Beegarten next year

Our "consolation" prize is studio time or a live remote recording at Erakare Recording

Since 2015 810 Meadworks has been bringing in regional talent to perform at the Beegarten, with a focus on singer-songwriters that perform their own music or covers with their own unique take on them.

This year we want to help a homegrown talent by offering a cash prize and the opportunity for a paid performance at The Beegarten on a select Saturday evening in 2019 (we promise that we won't stick you with just a tip jar, we will pay you).

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Contest entrants need to send us a YouTube video or upload an audio recording of their best original songs and we will get the word out before the event so people have a chance to enjoy your work.

We will have audience members and celebrity judges helping us pick the winner.

Entrants must apply to be part of the competition by no later than July 10 so we can coordinate times for our artists.

Help us make this an annual event by coming out to support the contest.

Email video links to

Use the form to upload songs.