At the Tom Tom Founders Festival’s Singer/Songwriter Competition, ten Charlottesville-based musicians competed to win one of three prizes. The first prize was the crowdfunded pool, created by the audience and the number of votes they bought. The other two prizes included free studio time and training at White Star Studios and rehearsal time at Bay 1 Studios.
Halayna Aldous won first prize, followed by Kate Bollinger in second place, and Greg Ward in third. The night was capped off with a performance by Lena Fayre, labeled as one of the ten “New Artists You Need To Know” in 2014 by Rolling Stone.
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