Shine On Series launches on Feb. 1

Shine On Series launches on Feb. 1
Michael Allen and Matt Dillon
Last year’s Shine On Series winners, Michael Allen (left) and Matt Dillon (right) earned spots at the 2019 Lynchburg Music Fest. {Photos Provided}

LOCAL NEWS | Music — Last year’s Shine On Series brought us artists like first place winner Michael Allen, and People’s Choice winner Matt Dillon. It also introduced us to acts like the Vending Machine Bandits, Sarah Pearson, and Logan Wheat. Since then, many of them have become regulars on Lynchburg live music scene – playing at Frontier Days, the Lynchburg Winery, and the Lynchburg Music Fest.

On February 1, Lynchburg’s own version of The Voice meets American Idol kicks off again as the third season of the Shine On Series returns to The Lynchburg Winery. It’s a singer, songwriter showcase in front of a live audience and radio audience. The event’s also hosted by Igniter Productions and utilized as a feeder competition for the Lynchburg Music Fest.

For musicians, prizes include cash, a possible music publishing contract, and a slot at this year’s Lynchburg Music Fest. All songs performed must be original music (no covers allowed). There a two song entry limit and the fee is $25 per song. To submit demos for consideration, click here.

For local music fans wishing to watch the show or reserve a table, individual tickets at $5 per person or $50 per table. Performances will take place on four Saturdays: February 1, March 7, April 4, and May 2. Performances take place from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. For more information, check out Igniter Production’s website or Facebook page. •

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