Brown Bag Songwriting Competition Finals at Asheville Music Hall

Featuring each of this season’s weekly semi-finalists, the Brown Bag Finals will showcase the best in Western North Carolina’s songwriting community all competing for studio time at (1st place) at Echo Mountain Recording Studio, (2nd place) at Tao Studio and (3rd place) at Good Flow Productions.

Hosted by Debrissa McKinney, The Brown Bag Songwriting Competition takes place every Fall on Wednesdays at The One Stop (55 College Street). Local and regional musicians compete weekly for a brown lunch bag stuffed with donations offered by fans and attendees throughout the evening. The winner of each week is entered into the finals competition at the end of the ten-week series (Saturday, November 18th at Asheville Music Hall).

Brown Bag attracts first time as well as seasoned performers to compete and be heard by peers, music fans, and music industry professionals alike. Over 100 aspiring musicians will have competed in the 2017 Brown Bag’s weekly competitions for a spot in the upcoming finals. Each semi-finalist is selected by a panel of local judges and rated on the composition and performance of their original music.

Brown Bag is the only competition of its kind in Western North Carolina. In a region full of creativity and musicality, Brown Bag serves as the ground floor for Asheville’s emerging songwriting talent. “We are proud to provide a supportive listening environment for original music and elevate the craft of songwriting,” says Jenny Greer-Fares, founder of Brown Bag. “It’s all about original music and the search for variety and individuality.”

Tickets for the finals are on sale now available at for $10.

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