As the clock ticked closer to midnight on July 20, entries for Music Mile’s first ever songwriting contest kept dinging in our inbox. Final tally: 29 artists, 36 songs. Their challenge? To capture the spirit of Music Mile in a song that evokes a sense of place and belonging. The stellar jury – Juno-nominated artist Joanna Borromeo, Chronograph Records’ Stephanie Hutchinson, Calgary Public Library’s Songwriter in Residence Matt Blais, and music producer Scott Morin - know what makes a great song. It was the song, not the performance, that was being judged.
Our finalists are: Flowshine: Walk a Mile Justine Giles: Alberta Sky Kate Stevens: The Voice of the Music Mile And our honourable mentions: Murray Fitch: Magical Mile Sofie Vermeulen: Hill Cheer them on as they all perform their winning songs (and more) at the live finals, where the winner and their prize packages will be announced. Ironwood Stage & Grill 1229-9 Ave SE Sunday August 15th, 6:30 pm doors open at 6 No cover, no reservations, so get there early!