In Memory of Kristine Williamson


Lyrics on the Lake offers developing songwriters a chance to perform at the festival as well as win an amazing trip to Nashville to work on developing your art. We encourage anyone with a passion for music and storytelling to enter the contest and share your songs with the world. 

  Competition Starts: Mango's Bar & Grill  on May 12, 19, 26 and June 2, 9,  16, and 23rd. 

Registration @7:30PM ~ Competition begins at 8PM.

The finale is Wednesday, June 23. 2021

  • No Entry Fee

Free Lodging
Songwriting Session with Nashville's Best
Perform at 1 of Nashville's Best Venues
Perform at the 2020 SML Wine Festival
Perform in the 2020 Lyrics on the Lake Festival
  • This is NOT a Karaoke Contest. This is NOT a Songwriting Contest

  • Participants must bring their own Instrumentation or accompanist

  • Each competition will consist of 3 rounds. The audience will vote for the winners of the first 2 rounds, and the 3rd round winner will be determined by Guest Judge. If time does not allow for 3rd round, the finalists in round 2 will advance to the Finale June 13.

  • Audience votes counted by donations. ($1 per vote)

  • Donations benefit Children's Miracle Network of Central and Southwest Va, through The Musicpreneur Storehouse.

  • Guest judge has 1 save per night to use at his or her discretion.

  • Same rules apply for Finale, which will be judged by Nashville Songwriters.


Rules may be altered at the discretion of Promoter.