Harborfest is defined by its traditions…world-class fireworks, nationally known entertainers, food and fun for all ages and the official Harborfest song. Each year festival organizers listen to entries from songwriters hoping to strike the right chord and have their musical composition selected as the official Harborfest 2011 song.
Once again Harborfest is soliciting entries for the official Harborfest song. According to festival organizers the original song can be in any musical style and should capture the excitement of Harborfest and convey the essence of the festival to the listener. The winning song will be performed live during Harborfest’s Opening Ceremonies on July 28 on the NRG Lakeview Stage in Breitbeck Park. In addition the song will be recorded for use in the music track that accompanies the Entergy Nuclear fireworks spectacular on July 30. The composer of the official Harborfest song will receive a $500 honorarium.
Official Harborfest song applications are available at the Harborfest offices, 41 Lake St. in Oswego, A&J Music, 104 West Bridge Street in Oswego, or can be downloaded from the Harborfest website, www.oswego harborfest.com.
All entries must include an official Harborfest Song Application, a lead sheet (melody, chord changes, and lyrics), and a clearly labeled CD recording of the song. Completed entries may be delivered in person or mailed to Harborfest, 41 Lake St., Oswego, 13126. All entries must be received no later than Friday, May 27. The winner will be notified on or before June 10.
For more information contact Barbara Manwaring in the Harborfest offices at 343-6858.
Photo Caption: Michael Place and the Oswego County All-Stars perform the 2010 Harborfest Song “Making Waves” on the NRG Lakeview Stage during the opening ceremonies at Harborfest 2010.