The Walnut Valley Festival NewSong Showcase has grown in popularity! It is the Festival’s opportunity to salute the top 20 songs submitted (2 from each of 10 categories). Performance and instrumental skills are not required. So all you shade tree musicians and pros remember -- it is the song that matters. An anonymous panel of reviewers score each song and write a constructive comment slip for each song. Those comment slips are mailed to the songwriters after the Festival. The selected NewSongs are honored in one of two showcases at the Festival, September 14 or September 16, 2017. Songs receive medals and are performed by the songwriters, solo or with their friends (A maximum of 6 people may be in the performing group on stage) All rights to the songs remain with the songwriters. The recordings will not be returned.