KQKI 95.3 FM Country Showdown Regional moved to October 28th due to possible effects from Nate

Patterson, La. –Due to the potential of the Tri-City area feeling some effects of potential Hurricane Nate, KQKI 95.3 FM and Country Music Showdown officials have decided to postpone the event until October 28, 2017.  The event, scheduled to be held at the Berwick Lighthouse Festival, has been moved to the Patterson Main Street Festival and Historic Walking Tour.  “The decision was based on the fact that some of the contestants will be traveling from areas such as Tennessee, Mississippi and North Louisiana to perform and also watch the showdown,” said Station Manager Bryan Protich.  “We feel that it is better to lean on the side of caution rather than to put our contestants and their families into a possible situation where their safety could be impacted.”  KQKI 95.3 FM would like to give a heart felt thanks to the Town of Berwick and the Berwick Lighthouse Festival for all of their time, effort and understanding.


Information about the Showdown:

“The 36th Annual Country Showdown Regional” is America’s largest country music talent search and radio promotion. The winner of the event will advance to one of 5 semifinals. The semifinal winners will win an all-expense paid trip to the National Final in Nashville and a chance to win a Grand Prize of $100,000 cash.

Designed to find the most promising country music talent in the United States for the past thirty-five years, the Country Showdown gives aspiring artists a chance to launch their professional careers. Thousands of performers compete annually for the Country Showdown title.

Each spring hometown talent contests sponsored by over five hundred local radio stations across the country pave the road to stardom. The regional winners get a chance to compete in the semifinals. The five semifinalists receive an expense-paid trip to the National Final to compete for $100,000 and the coveted National Title.

New to the Country Showdown for season 36 is artist mentoring and development with access to insider industry tips, networking, webinars, live events, a private Facebook group, and more! All of this is to help pave the road of opportunity for the artists.