Request a Seat in a Round


You will be able to REQUEST A ROUND SEAT in the 2018 SMSWF starting Nov. 1, 2017 through April 30, 2018. 

Please come back then for performance seats in the 7th Annual SMSWF Aug. 15-19, 2018

Any songwriter can request a seat in the 2017 Songwriter Rounds at the 6th Annual SMSWF.

A non-refundable $25 administrative processing fee is necessary to submit your request.

If there are people you prefer to be in a round with or special requests please let us know.  No promises, but we will see what the Scheduler can do to accommodate you.

Singer/Songwriters participating in a 2017 SMSWF Songwriters’ Round receive a presence on the SMSWF web-site with bio and promo pic and a link to your on-line presence from the time SMSWF receives the bio and pic until the day the 2018 Round performers are announced.  Your name and picture will also be featured in the 2017 festival program.

There will be a spot in the registration for those of you with Contemporary Christian or Gospel songs to request to play on our ‘Sunday Praise’ stage(s).

Please note a request for a seat doesn’t mean you automatically get a seat.  There is some scrutiny of your public performance capability as stages at the SMSWF showcase you to the public and we must know what we are showcasing is stage ready.   We do not decide this but we have a committee of public listeners who rate your performance and song deciding if they would get up and leave or sit there and watch you perform.  This system keeps the performances on the SMSWF stages a place you would want to be and feel honored and special to get there.  We want  to offer the  best showcases possible that make the public want to come back year after year to hear you.  We want the performances to be so good on the SMSWF stages that the public will invite you to come perform in their hometowns.

If you are a Songwriter who performed in the 2016 SMSWF festival you will be guaranteed a round seat in the 6th Annual SMSWF when your Request for a Seat in the 2017 SMSWF rounds is submitted.  Previous songwriters will still be asked for their web-site and/or online internet presence and rated like everyone else.

Do not wait to Request a Seat because the ‘early birds will get the worms’.  When handing out round seats in 2017 we will take all the 10s first come first serve then work our way down.   The SMSWF wants to project the best quality performances possible and at the same time we want to give as many songwriters as we can a round seat.

Round Seat Requests can be made until Apr. 30, 2017.

Only Your Own Original Music can be performed in a SMSWF Round. 

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Click here to request round seats.

Any questions please contact us at or 865-604-9066.

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