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South Country Fair songwriting competition cancelled due to Covid 19

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The Covid 19 cancellation of the South Country Fair co-relates with the cancellation of the South Country Fair Songwriting contest.

Joshua Beebe playing his winning song at the South Country Fair last year. Photo by Richard Amery
“ I knew they were talking about cancel the fair two weeks ago,” said Owl Acoustic Lounge owner Steve Foord, who had offered to record entrants’ songs at the Owl’s Monday open mics.

“It’s unfortunate, but the contest just isn’t happening,” he continued.

“ There wasn’t a lot of entries. We usually get a lot of entries  at the last minute and there was still two weeks to go ” he said adding most of them were going to pay through e-transfer, which he just didn’t put through when he cancelled the contest.

“ And we usually only get one or two mailed to us,” he said.


 He looks forward to the fair every year as both the Owl Acoustic Lounge and the Slice both close down so the staff and regulars can attend the fair.

“ It’s terrible and horrible. I plan my year around the Fair,” he said.

“It takes a lot of balls to make a decision like that so far in advance, but it was definitely the right decision to make,” he said.

— by Richard Amery, L.A. beat Editor
Last Updated ( Thursday, 09 April 2020 09:24 )  
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