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April 17, 2009

Harborfest Announces Search for Annual Song

Oswego, NY - 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 local songwriters hoping to strike the right chord and have their musical composition selected as the official Harborfest 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 23rd. In addition the song will be recorded for use in the music track that accompanies the Entergy Nuclear Fireworks Spectacular on July 25th. 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 East Bridge Street in Oswego; or can be downloaded from the Harborfest website, 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 Song 2009, c/o Barbara Manwaring, Business Manager, 41 Lake Street, Oswego, NY 13126. All entries must be received no later than Friday, May 29th. The winner will be notified on or before June 5th. For more information you may contact Harborfest at 343-1229.

Slated for July 23rd - 26th, the 2009 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 Family / Children's stage at Fort Ontario, the Veteran's Stage at River Walk West, and the NRG Lakeview Stage in Breitbeck Park. Visit the Harborfest website at www.oswegoharborfest.com for the latest information regarding transportation options and performance schedules.

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