Singer Songwriter Competition FINALS

Thursday, Aug. 13 | 7:30pm ET (6:30pm CT)


We are sold out for the in-person event, but you can still be a part of our ONLINE AUDIENCE and cast your vote for the winner in real time! 

Our Singer Songwriter Competition, now in its 8th year, is one of the most exciting events of the season. Out of over 100 submissions, 6 finalists have been selected to compete at the finals.

Meet the Finalists & Judges Frequently Asked Questions Event Program CAST YOUR VOTE


This event format is similar to American Idol. Our judges will pick the top three from the first round. The audience picks the winner! With cash prizes totaling $1500, future performing gigs, networking opportunities and professionally edited videos for each contestant, this competition is a great experience for our finalists.

This year’s event is a fundraiser for The Acorn. Online donations are encouraged. Please help us bridge the gap until we are back on the main stage.


Please note: Our Covid safety plan will be strictly enforced. Masks must be worn at all times while moving about. Six feet social distancing is required. Tickets are limited to be in compliance with Michigan’s mandated safety standards for outside events.


Sold Out

Starts 7:30pm, doors open 6:30pm

Artistry, Up Close

The intimate, acoustically-rich Acorn environment encourages interaction between the artists and audience.

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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