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Regional Arts Development Central West NSW



Thursday 23 Feb 2023. A hit of the 2022 Inland Sea of Sound Festival, the Regional Song Writing Contest Finalist Showcase returns in 2023.

The gala event at Keystone 1889 on Thursday 23 February opens Bathurst’s Summer Arts Festival, Inland Sea of Sound.

Out of thirty-one applicants fifteen of the top songs selected by an industry panel will be performed live. Songs will be backed by a band made up of six leading Bathurst musicians including Kris Schubert.

The finalists showcase includes songwriters from Bathurst, Lithgow, O’Connell, Little Hartley, Mudgee and Parkes performing original songs.

Two winning songwriters, selected by the panel and by popular vote on the night, will receive a weekend studio recording package and other prizes.

Audiences are in for a real treat hearing original songs from the Central West.

Dinner and show tickets include a two-course alternative drop dinner at KeyStone 1889.

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