Stewart Park Coffeehouse Competition

Thank You To Our 2019 Youth Showcase Performers

SPF Youth Coffeehouse was a great night. We saw five musicians take to the stage and show us their talent. Thanks to all who came and congrats to Declan Perkins our 2019 winner.

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Are You A Young Musician?

Stewart Park Coffeehouse Competition For Young Musicians

Thank you for Your interest.
Submissions are now closed for this year's competition - see you next year!


Young musicians from across the region are invited to play in the Stewart Park Festival Youth Coffeehouse where they can compete for a chance to perform at the award-winning festival this summer.

The Coffeehouse is an invitation to all youth musicians living within Lanark County and Rideau Lakes. The coffeehouse concert gives youth ages 14-21 the chance to perform in front of a live audience while auditioning for a spot at the Festival’s Youth Showcase on Friday, July 19, 2019.

The Coffeehouse will allow each performer to perform two songs in a set and the winning performance will earn $300 as well as a set on the Stewart Park Festival stage this summer with a paid honorarium.

How It Works

  • The first 10 musicians to register will get on the line-up for the coffeehouse.
  • Once the coffeehouse performers are finished, a group of judges will name the winner, who will receive the monetary prize and a chance to perform at the Stewart Park Festival.
  • The event will take place at the Perth Tea Room on Gore Street on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at 7 p.m. The public is welcome to attend and admission is free.