The Brown Bag Songwriting Competition finals are a collection of 10 weeks of Mondays at Modaddy's in Asheville. It is a song writing competition and showcase of Asheville songwriters.
The rules to enter each week are: Each act is limited to three people on stage, no amplifiers, and two songs per act. Each week there is a rotating cast of celebrity judges consisting of local seasoned musicians and music industry professionals. This is in the spirit of fostering relationships amongst the different sectors in the music industry here in Asheville. The four judging criteria are lyrics (words, poetry, content), vocal performance, musical composition/ instrument playing, and stage presence (which includes crowd response).