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The Bluebird Golden Pick Contest – Season 5

Friday, December 28, 2023

The Bluebird Cafe and Taylor Guitars have partnered once again to bring back The Bluebird Golden Pick Contest for its fifth season!

Contest Entry Guidelines: 

  • Post a NEW video of yourself playing an ORIGINAL song to your Instagram feed
  • You MUST follow both @bluebirdcafetn and @taylorguitars 
  • Tag @bluebirdcafetn and @taylorguitars in your video (not in the post)
  • Tag #bluebirdgoldenpick 
  • Tag #bluebirdgoldenpickMonthYear (i.e: #bluebirdgoldenpickjanuary2024)
  • Tag TWO [2] other songwriter friends
  • You MUST put your song title in your Instagram post description


Winners will automatically advance to the front of the line at The Bluebird Cafe’s Monday night Open Mic Night (either virtually or in-person in Nashville, Tennessee) on the third Monday of every month, which guarantees you time to play TWO (2) original songs.

ONE [1] winner will be chosen by The Bluebird Cafe the first week of each month for a 12-month period (one entry per person per month). Winners will be selected and contacted via Direct Message (on Instagram) by The Bluebird Cafe’s staff.

There will be 12 winners selected by the Bluebird Cafe over one calendar year starting January 15, 2024 ending December 16, 2024. Winners will be guaranteed an opportunity to perform TWO [2] original songs as follows:

  • Winner will automatically advance to the front of the line at Bluebird Cafe’s Monday night Open Mic Night in Nashville, Tennessee on the third Monday of every month, which guarantees the winner a chance to play two original songs.
    • Winners must play The Bluebird Cafe’s house Taylor Grand Pacific guitar.
    • Winner will receive two tickets to a Bluebird Cafe show. Restrictions apply.
  • Winners will receive a Taylor American Dream guitar (or if applicable, a substitutionary good of equal value).
  • Winners will be invited to the Taylor Guitars showroom at Soundcheck Studios (in Nashville, Tennessee) where they will film a professional video of their winning song. (Sessions to be scheduled with Taylor by appointment). Taylor will edit the videos and will provide each finished edited video to the respective winner.
  • Winners will receive a merchandise gift pack including:
    • Taylor Guitar Pick Tin
    • Guitar Strap
    • Bluebird Cafe merchandise gift pack
    • Bluebird Golden Pick Sticker
  • $50 visa gift card
  • Two tickets to a Bluebird Cafe show from The Bluebird Cafe. Restrictions apply.
  • There will be 12 winners over one calendar year starting with the performance January 15, 2024 and ending with the performance December 16, 2024. 

Official Terms & Conditions

*No purchase necessary to enter or win. A purchase will not improve your chances of winning.

*One song entry per person per month. Submissions must be in by the 1st of the month by 11:59 pm central time to be considered for that month.

*The Bluebird Cafe Golden Pick Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by Instagram. By entering our contest, you release Instagram of every possible responsibility and accept their terms & conditions.

*Only legal U.S. residents of the fifty (50) United States and District of Columbia, Canada (excluding Québec), and legal residents of the United Kingdom who are at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry are eligible to enter. Officers, directors and employees of Organizer and its subsidiaries, affiliates, distributors, retailers, sales representatives, advertising and promotion agencies or anyone professionally connected with the Sweepstakes (all such individuals and entities collectively referred to herein as the “Promotion Entities”), and the immediate family members and/or those residing in the same household of each are ineligible to enter the Sweepstakes or win a prize.

*Taylor-Listug, Inc. (“Taylor Guitars”) is not a “Sponsor” or “administrator” of the contest/sweepstakes, and is therefore not responsible for the collection, submission or processing of entries, the administration of the Bluebird Cafe Golden Pick Contest or the selection of winners.

Taylor Guitars, its parent, subsidiary and affiliated companies and each of their respective officers, directors and employees shall be released from all claims.

*This sweepstakes is void where prohibited by law.

*For live performance at The Bluebird Cafe, selected winners are responsible and must pay for their OWN travel and housing expenses to include; airfare, train, bus, car rental, fuel, food, insurance, hotel (housing rental, etc). 

*By entering The Bluebird Cafe Golden Pick Contest you release Instagram of every possible responsibility and accept their terms & conditions.

*The winners will be judged, chosen, and filmed by The Bluebird Cafe staff and posted on the @bluebirdcafetn Instagram feed.

*All rights and interest in the videos filmed at Taylor’s Soundcheck Studios will be held by the respective artist; provided that Taylor Guitars and Bluebird Cafe shall be granted a non-exclusive, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free license to use and promote artist videos on each of their respective digital media platforms. Bluebird Cafe will coordinate with each winner to determine the means in which they want to receive their prizes, either by shipment or for pickup during their visit at Taylor’s Soundcheck Studios.

*Taylor Guitars will pay the shipping costs of all Taylor branded prizes and The Bluebird Cafe shall pay the shipping costs of any Bluebird Cafe branded prizes. Taxes are the responsibility of the winner.

*The Bluebird Cafe Golden Pick Contest submissions will take place between January 1, 2024, ending December 1, 2024.

*Submissions from prior Bluebird Golden Pick contest winners will not be considered until one year after the end of their winning contest year. For instance, the winner of January 2024 may not submit again until January 2026.

*Selected winners will perform on the 3rd [third] Monday of every month (either virtually or in-person, determined in The Bluebird Cafe’s sole discretion) at The Bluebird Cafe’s Open Mic Night starting Monday January 15, 2023, ending December 16, 2024.

*Taylor Guitars®, American Dream©, and Grand Pacific© and certain of the distinctive details of the guitars are trademarks of Taylor-Listug, Inc. All Rights reserved.