NewSong Showcase

The Walnut Valley Festival NewSong Showcase is curated by Chris Jones, of Chris Jones and the Night Drivers

The NewSong Showcase is a chance for aspiring songwriters to submit their work for review by a professional songwriter/artist, with a chance to appear on stage at one of two sets during the festival. It features ten categories, including songs about Winfield, Children, Religion/Spirit, Feelin’ Blue, Instrumental, Sweet Memories, Love Songs, Better World, Humor and None of the Above. This year entries may be made entirely online, allowing participants to upload their song and accompanying lyrics.

Chris Jones NewSong Showcase Curator 2020- Present

Kelly & Donna Mulhollan
NewSong Showcase Curators from
1994 - 2019

Showcase Categories

Registration Opens March 1, 2024

Register online or Download your application...

Submissions must be received by July 1, 2024.

Additional Information:

NewSong Showcase Application




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If registering by mail...

  1. Send one CD for each song submitted. Be certain the song title & your name are on each CD.
  2. Send the words to the song (unless submitting an Instrumental). Use 1 page per song.
  3. Include $20.00 per song submitted, payable to Walnut Valley Festival NewSongs 2024. If you are submitting numerous songs you may send one check for the full amount.
  4. Complete an application for each song. You may make as many copies of the printable form above as needed. There is no limit to the number of songs you can submit.
  5. Deadline for submissions to be received (not postmarked) is July 1, 2024.
  6. Mail to: Walnut Valley Association, PO Box 245, Winfield, KS 67156
  7. Incomplete applications will be disqualified so please double check yourself.
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