SUBMISSION DEADLINE June 1st - Singer-Songwriter Competition 2021 - click for details

Tuesday, Jun. 01 | 11:00pm ET (10:00pm CT)


We want to highlight the positive, unifying and uplifting impact that music brings to the world. Singer songwriters, here is your chance to shine! Submit your entries to the 2021 Singer Songwriter Competition and help show how music can help bring us all together!

The Acorn Singer Songwriter Competition offers cash prizes totaling $1500 plus lots of opportunities to perform at future events. All different types of music are welcome. Up to 3 people are allowed in your group but going solo is just fine!

Submission deadline is Tuesday, June 1st @ 11 PM ET. The finals will be held at an outdoor venue.


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The final will take place Friday, July 16th. To learn more, click the ‘Competitions’ tab at the top of the homepage.


Submission deadline - midnight
Starts 11:00pm, doors open 11:00pm

An Experience to Outlast Any Performance

No two Acorn performances are exactly the same.  Thoughtful curation brings a diverse mix of top talent to The Acorn, exposing audiences to both renowned and soon-to-be-discovered stars.

About The Acorn

The Acorn brings great known performers and amazing new ones to southwest Michigan.  Located in the historic featherbone factory, The Acorn’s friendly staff and volunteers, and an acoustically rich sound system combine for memorable experiences. We’re located in Three Oaks, Michigan …  just over an hour from downtown Chicago and 30 minutes from South Bend, IN.

The Acorn, a nonprofit organization, annually hosts a singer songwriter competition and a Spectacular Tournament of Playwrights. Our Open Mic nights showcase a variety of strong talent and our educational workshops include songwriting and master classes in performance.

The Acorn’s Mission

To offer a broad range of high-quality arts and education programming that nurtures cultural experience, participation and community engagement among residents and visitors of all ages and enhances the economic vitality of the region.

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