Lyrics on the Lake’s Open-Mic competition begins May 12

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The competition is a fundraiser for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals of Central and Southwest Virginia

Courtesy: Lyrics on the Lake

(WFXR) – Lyrics on the Lake is presenting its annual open-mic competition for aspiring singers by giving local talent the chance to compete for a trip to Nashville that includes a writing session with professional songwriters and a showcase performance at one of Nashville’s most popular venues.

The competition raises money for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMN) in the region is presented each year in memory of Kristine Williamson who helped start the competition and the Songwriters Festival.

Lyrics on the Lake begins on Wednesday, May 12 at Mango’s at Bridgewater Plaza in Moneta and will continue each Wednesday night through June 16.

Because of ongoing restrictions due to the pandemic, the number of competitors accepted each week will be limited.

Each week, one finalist will be selected. The remaining competitors will be welcome to return the following week for another attempt – depending on available space.

The six finalists will then compete for the grand prize during the Songwriters Festival kickoff on Wednesday, June 23 at 8 p.m.

Onsite registration for each week’s competition will run between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. each Wednesday with the competition starting at 8 p.m.

There is no entry fee for singers and no cover charge for spectators; however, tax-deductible charitable donations for CMN hospitals will be accepted.

Audience attendance will be limited due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The competition is not a karaoke-style event but it is open to solo artists, duos and trios who are accompanied by their own instruments.

A full list of rules for the event can be found by clicking here.

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