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Harborfest Announces Search For Annual Song

OSWEGO, NY – 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 local songwriters hoping to strike the right chord and have their musical composition selected as the official Harborfest song.

harborfest 25th  logoOnce again Harborfest is soliciting entries for the official Harborfest song.  According to festival organizers the original song, which can be in any musical style, should capture the excitement of Harborfest and convey the essence of the festival to the listener.

The song will be performed live during Harborfest’s opening ceremonies on July 26. In addition the song will be recorded for use in the music track that accompanies the Entergy Nuclear Fireworks Spectacular on July 28.

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., Oswego; or can be downloaded from the Harborfest website, www.oswegoharborfest.com

All entries must include an official Harborfest Song Application, a lead sheet (melody, chord changes, and lyrics) and a clearly labeled CD or cassette recording of the song.

Completed entries may be delivered in person or mailed to Harborfest, 41 Lake St., Oswego, NY 13126.

All entries must be received no later than April 13.

The winner will be notified on or before April 20.

For more information, call 343-6858.