DaT SaUcE has announced a national songwriting competition. Winners will receive cash awards and another amenities, including the opportunity to appear on stage during the April 5-15, 2018  Road To 3rd Street Songs On The Bayou Songwriting Festival.  The contest entry deadline is March 1, 2018.

Two winners will be selected. The Grand Prize winner will receive $500 cash, the 2nd place winner will receive $100 cash. Both winners will win a spot on the Bayou Songwriters Retreat during the festival, which is on on approximately 20,000 acres of scenic southern Louisiana Bayou waters, swamps and marshes, outside of Patterson, LA.  They will have the opportunity to write alone or with members of the Last Honky Tonk Music Series. The Grand Prize winner will perform their winning song before the Headlining acts on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Both winners will also receive a performance slot at other venue locations during the festival, a special On Location Photo Shoot by LA Portrait Gallery and two cases of DaT SaUcE and DaT KeTcHuP. Winners will receive full accommodations but must provide their own airfare/travel.

Official Rules: Contestants must email their original songs in an mp3 form, plus a Lyric Sheet PDF with their name, address and phone number, to A maximum of three song entrees per person is allowed, deadline is February 22, 2018. All genres and subject matters are welcome. Contestants must be the sole writers of the material.  Winners will be announced on March 1, 2018. Winners will be selected by a selected group of music industry professionals.

Road To 3rd Street Songwriters Festival is presented by Last Honky Tonk Music Series and DaT SaUcE. Last Honky Tonk Music Series is a historic original roots music series of over 50 Official Artists in the roots country, outlaw country, blues, americana, folk and southern rock genres. It is four years in the running, producing regular shows in over 60 Official Venues nationwide, as well as separate special events and festivals. DaT SaUcE is the the national sponsor of the music series, headquartered in Morgan City, LA. A family owned and operated company, DaT SaUcE’s uniquely flavored sauce and ketchup in over 1,000 grocery stores and restaurants and growing.