harborfest.jpg Oswego, N.Y. - Harborfest is defined by its traditions...world-class fireworks, nationally known entertainers, food and fun for all ages and the official Harborfest song. Each year festival organizers listen to entries from songwriters hoping to strike the right chord and have their musical composition selected as the official Harborfest 2010 song. Once again Harborfest is soliciting entries for the official Harborfest song. According to festival organizers the original song, which can be in any musical style, should capture the excitement of Harborfest and convey the essence of the festival to the listener. The song will be performed live during Harborfest's Opening Ceremonies on July 22nd. In addition the song will be recorded for use in the music track that accompanies the Entergy Nuclear Fireworks Spectacular on July 24th. The composer of the official Harborfest song will receive a $500 honorarium. Official Harborfest Song Applications are available at the Harborfest offices, 41 Lake Street in Oswego, A&J Music, 104 West Bridge Street in Oswego, or can be downloaded from the Harborfest website, http://www.oswegoharborfest.com/. All entries must include an official Harborfest Song Application, a lead sheet (melody, chord changes, and lyrics), and a clearly labeled CD or cassette recording of the song. Completed entries may be delivered in person or mailed to Harborfest, 41 Lake Street, Oswego, NY 13126. All entries must be received no later than Friday, May 28th. The winner will be notified on or before June 4th. For more information you may contact Harborfest at 343-6858. Slated for July 22-25, the 2010 edition of Harborfest will feature plenty of food, fun and entertainment as venues on both Oswego's east and west sides will be used to deliver the excitement. A wide variety of entertainment will be featured on stages throughout the city of Oswego including, the Jazz & Blues Stage in East Park, the Veteran's Stage on West River Walk, the Family Stage at the Novelis Family Park at Fort Ontario and the NRG Lakeview Stage in Breitbeck Park.

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Contact: Barbara Manwaring, Programming Coordinator Phone: (315) 343-1229 E-mail: bmanwaring@oswegoharborfest.com