Singer Songwriter and Performer Applications

South Florida Folk & Acoustic Music Festival

Feb 2-3-4 2024

Bergeron Rodeo Grounds, Davie Florida

Applications are OPEN for performers and singer songwriters

      • If you are a performer and would like to be considered for the festival, please complete this form:

    • If you are a singer songwriter (22 years or older) the cost to enter the competition is $25 for 2 songs. Once you pay, complete the form. (see below)
    • You may enter more than once:  submit two songs with each entry fee.  Don’t enter a given song more than once per year.
    • If you are 21 or under, you can enter the YOUTH singer songwriter competition. The cost is $15 for 2 songs.  Pay the fee and complete the form. (see below)

Additional rules and information about Singer Songwriter competitions


Entries are welcome from a diverse array of sub-genres including, but not limited to Appalachian, Americana, Blues, Bluegrass, Celtic, Cajun, Country, Global Roots, Gospel, Old-Time,  or various fusions as long as the songs are original compositions of the artist making the submission.

The Broward Folk Club and the Community who attends our Festivals value diversity, equity, and inclusion.  We strive for gender parity and actively welcome participation from individuals of all cultures, races and religions.

Each entry MUST have lyrics. You may either include a youtube video or other url where the song can be heard plus a copy of the lyrics.

All entries must be submitted online by 11:59 pm EST on October 31, 2023. All entrants will be notified by November 30th.

A panel of 3 preliminary judges will assess the submissions. Finalists will be invited to attend the South Florida Folk and Acoustic Music Festival (at their own expense) Feb. 3-4, 2024. Finalists will perform their 2 submitted songs (solo or with 1  additional musician) on Saturday Feb. 3, 2024.  A panel of 3 judges will assess the performances and announce the winners who will receive $300. The winners will also perform in a round on Sunday and be invited back the following year as paid performers.

Youth Singer Songwriter submissions will also be assessed similarly and then perform on Sunday, Feb. 4, 2024.  The 2 finalists will each win $150, be invited to perform at the 2025 Festival, and be offered a spot at one of our monthly open mic/featured performer events throughout the year.


Each entry must be wholly original (co-writers allowed) and shall not infringe on any copyrights or any other rights of any third party.

No composition or lyric may be entered that has been placed under contract for commercial sale with any record label in which the underlying contract prohibits the distribution of the artist’s recording on our website.

    Important 2023 Dates

Contest Opens: Sept 15, 2023
Final Entry Deadline: October  31, 2023
Festival Invitations Announced: on or before November 30, 2023
Overall and Special Awards: announced at the Festival Feb. 3-4, 2024


Songwriters retain all rights to their songs.

All songwriters, be sure to pay the entry fee before completing the forms below.
If you have problems with the form or any other issues, please email: and explain the problem.


Once you pay, please fill out this google form:



Once you pay, please fill out this google form: