San Diego County Fair


Our Singer/Songwriter competition honors the best performance of original music by a solo artist.

This is information from the 2016 San Diego County Fair.

Scroll down to see who won the 2016 contest, and check back next spring, when we will have information on this contest at the 2017 Fair!




Congratulations to the 2016
Singer/Songwriter Contest winners!

Singer Songwriter Contest winners

1st place: Angie Keilhauer
2nd place: Noah Rickertsen
3rd place: Nick Crook


Alex Nguyen
Christine Parker
Emily Drew
Nina Francis
Annie-Laurie Foulk
Corina Presutti
Aaron Kimball



Final Round: June 19, 2016
Ford Dealers Paddock Stage, 1:00-3:00PM


1st Place: $3,000
2nd Place: $2,000
3rd Place: $1,000




Sponsor Prize Packages

Acoustic Spot logo and link

The Acoustic Spot is a live music talent agency representing an invitation-only roster of musicians. It books musicians at private events and develops quality music programs at upscale restaurants throughout San Diego. provides a simple way to find live entertainment for brunch, happy hour, or late night.

Big West Music logo

Big West Music will provide a one-song recording contract to the winner of the contest.

Big West Music is a San Diego-based, artist-centered, music marketing company, encompassing a record label, production company, and publishing company. It lives by a formula: Creation + Cultivation + Elevation = Awesome Music.

Big West Music and its artists create together, with state-of-the-art studio facilities and producers who give artists the breathing room to musically explore and take the risks they want or need. Artists' careers and musical goals are furthered through marketing, promotion, publicity, social media and licensing their music for films,TV shows,video games, etc.

Big West Music is proud to be associated with The Orchard, the largest independent distribution company in the world, serving artists throughout the globe.

American Vinyl logo

American Vinyl will provide five 12-inch records or or ten 7-inch custom vinyl records and packaging with the winner's music on them.

American Vinyl Co is a record-cutting company that creates custom one-off and short-run vinyl records and packaging. Help us keep the spirit of vinyl (and music) alive in the digital age and be able to hold your music, not just click it!


Direct them to
or call 858-755-1161 x2363


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