St. Louis Sound

A music competition to benefit Sheldon Education Programs
Presented by Will DeWitt and The Sheldon

Musicians, bands and songwriters! Don’t miss your chance to win a trip to Nashville to record a demo of your original song and meet with music industry executives, plus a chance to perform at The Sheldon!

Musicians and bands of up to six members are invited to enter the STL Sound competition, a contest in the style of “America’s Got Talent” or “American Idol,” open to amateur and professional musicians alike in the genres of rock, pop, country, hip hop, R&B and jazz.

  • Submit your original song below (no more than 7 minutes and no more than 10 MB in size. See rules for acceptable file types) by April 3, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

  • A panel of judges will review all qualifying entries, and finalists will be announced on or around May 4, 2020.

  • Finalists will the perform their song at a LIVE event at the Sheldon Concert Hall on June 9, 2020 at 7:30 p.m., where the winner will be selected by a live judging panel, based on the quality of the composition and performance.

  • The First Place winner will receive transportation to, and hotel accommodations in, Nashville, Tennessee, for up to six band members, to make a demo tape in a studio and to meet executives in the music business, plus a performance at the Sheldon Concert Hall in the coming year on a mutually-agreeable date, with the length of the performance determined by The Sheldon.

  • Non-refundable entry fee: $30
Official Contest Rules