Song of Toledo contest deadline passesWritten by Toledo Free Press Staff Writers | | email@example.com
More than 50 Toledo-area musicians submitted entries for the Toledo Free Press/FOX Toledo “Song of Toledo” contest, which closed April 3 at noon.
The contest judges — Columbia Gas Community Relations Manager Chris Kozak; Toledo Free Press Editor in Chief Michael S. Miller; Toledo Free Press Music Writer Vicki Kroll; Face of FOX Toledo Julia Johnston; Toledo-Lucas County Library Archivist Tracy Montri; Lucas County Commissioner Ben Konop; Toledo City Councilman Tom Wanieski; Michigan International Speedway Director of Communiations Sammie Lukaskiewicz and contest originator Robert Grebe — will now narrow the filed to a top five.
Song of Toledo contest: What’s at stake for the winner
- The winner of the Song of Toledo contest will receive opportunities and exposure:
- The top five finalists will receive a video profile on FOX Toledo with reporter Allison Brown, a profile and potential cover story in Toledo Free Press and mentions on 106.5 FM The Zone with Carolyn Stone.
- The song will be submitted to be proclaimed the official song of the City of Toledo and Lucas County for one year.
- The winning artist will recieve free studio time at Strawberry Fields Recording Studio in Swanton.
- The winning artist will receive stage time at this summer’s Columbia Gas Smoke on the Water — Ribs for the Red Cross event.
- The winning artist will open for a national act before a televised August NASCAR race at Michigan International Speedway.
- The winner will be revealed during the season finale of FOX’s “American Idol” in May.
View the FOX Toledo video report here.