Rivertown Showdown starts tonight

The second series of the Rivertown Showdown, a singer-songwriter competition at The Loft, starts tonight. The show is at 8 p.m. and admission is $3.

Hosted by the local branch of Nashville Songwriters Association International, the contest spans six Wednesdays of preliminary rounds. Its overall winner receives prizes worth $1,500.

Tonight's lineup includes Brent Lindley, Heath Jackson, Mark Shelnutt, Evan Barber, Becca Patrick, Jonathan Dorsey, Tim Maggart and Jeff Gaither.

The show is open to guests 21 and older.

For more information, or to register for the competition, call 706-718-1616.