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2022 Singer-Songwriter Competition Finals – 10th Annual Celebration

Thursday, Jul. 21 | 8:00pm ET (7:00pm CT)

CompetitionsSinger-Songwriter

Perennial Acorn fan favorite Singer-Songwriter Competition Finals returns for its 10th consecutive year to The Acorn. Three esteemed judges and our beloved Acorn audience will participate as six finalists take the stage for this thrilling performance, with the field narrowing to the 'top three' artists over the course of two rounds.

Acorn favorite Peter Carey will host the evening. We will welcome back last year’s winner, Scott Hildebrand and 2018 winner, Emma Hamel, for guest performances.

The final vote and ultimate champion is audience choice, so be prepared to be dazzled, choose a favorite and cast your vote.

Don't miss the Acorn SSC Alumni Showcase

In a special celebration of our 10th year of the competition, we are also pleased to announce an Alumni Showcase Concert on Friday, July 29 at The Acorn. We’ll be featuring the 2022 winner, along with James Neary, Emma Hamel and headliner Scott & Lila. Packages are available to purchase tickets to both shows!

Buy General Admission package!

Buy RESERVED SEATING package!


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RESERVED SEATING DONATION option includes a $25 tax-deductible donation to The Acorn and guarantees you a seat with optimal sightlines. $25 Donation per ticket holder in your group.

Box Office opens at 4:00pm ET
Starts 8:00pm, doors open 7:00pm

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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