The Kauai Music Festival (July 13 – July 16, 2011) – Contest & Information

Aloha All,

In our humble opinion, the KMF just keeps getting better and better.  Here’s our latest news…


Though our partnership with, we are offering a chance for you to attend the 2011 Kauai Music Festival FREE of charge*, with 5 nights PAID hotel accommodations during the event, AND a reserved spot for you to perform in one of our concerts!  For details, please see the “CONTEST DETAILS” section below.

BUT FIRST – Please remember the Kauai Music Festival is now less than 2 1/2 months away.  This year, it runs from July 13 – July 16, and we are  getting sign-ups on a daily basis and we limit attendance in order to maintain a high-quality, intimate event, so…

BE SURE TO SIGN UP NOW on the KMF Website, while there are still spots available.  If you win the contest detailed below, we will refund your attendance fee at the event and cover 5 nights of your hotel stay.

To register for the Festival, and to find out more about our stellar line-up of professional staff, please visit our web site at

To reserve your room at the Kauai Beach Resort, call the hotel direct at (808) 246-5518 and ask for the special KMF Group rate.  Again, if you win the contest, 5 nights of your stay will be on us, but you should still reserve your room now to be sure you get the special rate.



Though our partnership with we are offering a chance for you to attend the 2011 Kauai Music Festival FREE of charge*, with 5 nights PAID hotel accommodations during the event, AND a reserved spot for you to perform in one of our concerts!

What is is an online songwriting contest website that uses a community based voting system to determine the winner of their competitions. There are no formal judges, the winner is the person who has accumulated the most votes by the end of the competition. Smashtune is also a great venue to gain exposure and feedback for your music!

Interesting piece of trivia – is the brainchild of KMF Founder and former President, Rich McSheehy.

Who can vote for songs on

Voting is open to the general public, anyone can vote for your song on Smashtune. Telling friends and family to support you is highly encouraged!

How much does it cost to enter the KMF Smashtune competition?

There is NO FEE to enter the competition. This contest is being provided free of charge!

How do I enter my song in the KMF Smashtune competition?

All song submissions are in the form of a video. Smashtune uses YouTube exclusively to host the videos for their competitions.

Follow these three simple steps to enter the KMF / Smashtune competition:

1. Create an account at
2. Upload a video of you or someone else performing your original song to YouTube.
3. Give Smashtune the link to your YouTube video.

* If you already have a video on YouTube you would like to enter, simply create a Smashtune account and provide the link to your existing YouTube video.

When does the KMF Smashtune competition end?

The KMF Smashtune competition runs from April 26th to June 30th. The sooner you enter your song the more opportunity you have to receive votes!

So, that’s all there is to it!  Good luck everyone!   We can’t wait to see you all again in a couple of months at the 2011 Kauai Music Festival!

* PLEASE NOTE:  The winner of this contest will receive KMF Attendance ($175 value) + 5 nights standard hotel room ($129/night + taxes).  This does not include any other costs such as travel, airfare, food, incidentals, etc.  But it’s still pretty cool, yes?  Mahalo to for doing this!


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MAHALO to all our sponsors:  BMI, The County of Kauai, The Hawaii Tourism Authority, Hawaiian Airlines, the Kauai Beach Resort, TAXI, DBEDT Creative Industries Division (State of Hawaii), Kauai Music & Sound, and Music Connection magazine.

In addition, the Kauai Music Festival is supported in part by the State Foundation on Culture and the Arts through appropriations from the Legislature of the State of Hawaii and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

We also want to extend a note of appreciation to our partners Live Music Kauai, The Honolulu Community College MELE program, and the Nashville Songwriters Association International.

The KMF would not be possible without the generous support of all our sponsors and the help of our partners.