Now accepting applications for the 2021 Jimmy La Fave Songwriting Contest from unsigned Oklahoma songwriters through March 3rd.

More details and the application can be found HERE

2021 esteemed judges include Tim Easton, Radoslav Lorkovic, Brad Piccolo and Roger Ray. The judges' scores of overall performance will be combined with online public voting to determine 1st, 2nd and People's Choice awards. Artists retain all rights to their work. Entry is free and limited to one song per artist. 

Congratulations to our 2020 finalists:

“Dandelion Wine”

by Sandra Stewart DeVault

(People's Choice Winner)

“Just a Part of Love”

by Kenny Cornell

"Romeo's Girl"

by Joe Baxter

(Contest Winner)

The 2020 contest finalists were selected from 77 entries by our esteemed judges Tim Easton, Jude Johnstone, Eric Peltoniemi, Brad Piccolo and Roger Ray.

The Jimmy LaFave Songwriting Contest highlights the spirit of mentorship and musical discovery that have become hallmarks of the Gypsy Café festival. Previous winners include Joe Baxter (2020),  Dallas Parker aka Faux Draco (2019) and Ken Pomeroy (2018).