DaT SaUcE NATIONAL SONGWRITERS OPPORTUNITY.  Winners will receive cash awards and another amenities, including the opportunity to appear on stage during the March 25-13, 2019,   Road To 3rd Street Songs On The Bayou Songwriting Festival.  The contest entry deadline is March 1, 2019. It is absolutely FREE to apply.

All 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.  All winners will also receive spotlight performances during the festival  and two cases of DaT SaUcE and DaT KeTcHuP. Winners will receive full accommodations but must provide their own airfare/travel. Awards: 1st Place (all genres) $500, 2nd Place (all genres) $250, 3rd Place (all genres) $100. Best Blues Song $500, Best Gospel Song $500. Best D.a.T. SaUcE Song $250, Best D.a.T. SaUcE Commercial (30 sec or 60 sec) $500.

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 March 1, 2019.  All genres and subject matters are welcome. Contestants must be the sole writers of the material. Contestants retain full ownership of their material, with the understanding that  Entries in the Dat Sauce Song Contest and Commercial Contest will allow D.a.T SaUcE  full use of any D.a.T. SaUcE commercial or D.a.T. SaUcE song.  Winners will be announced on March 8, 2019 and will be selected by a selected group of music industry professionals.

Road To 3rd Street Songs on the Bayou 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 70 Official Artists in the roots country, outlaw country, blues, americana, folk and southern rock genres. It is five years in the running, producing regular shows in multiple 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. DaT SaUcE is known for their community support as well as large supporters of Music.