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    Abbey Road on the River has extended the deadline for performers to enter the Abbey Road on the River Imagine Peace Songwriting Contest. Live at the festival singer-songwriters will perform originals songs not exceeding 4 minutes inspired by John Lennon's lifetime commitment to peace and love.

    To enter register online here.

    This year's distinguished judges panels include:


    Saturday 1-3pm

    • Steve Sizemore (AROTR Performer)
    • Marion Dries (WFPK)
    • Jenna Foster ( Music Contributor)

    Saturday 3-5pm

    • Rachel Blanton (AROTR Performer)
    • Brooke Jacob (AROTR Performer)
    • Dave Lempke (AROTR Performer)


    Sunday 1-2:30pm

    • Michael Barrett (AROTR Performer)
    • Paul Pickard (Guitar Center- Contest Sponsor)
    • Annette Skaggs (Louisville Public Media)


    Sunday 3:15-4:30

    • Paul Pickard (Guitar Center- Contest Sponsor)
    • Laurence Juber (2x Grammy Winning Guitarist, AROTR Performer)
    • Catherine Feeny (JLSC Winner)
    • Tyler Morrison (Liquid Recording Group Incorporated)
    • Matt Anthony (WFPK)

    Photo: courtesy of AROTR website, duPont Manual High School Poster Contest

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    About Anna Blanton

    Anna Blanton holds a Bachelors of Arts in Music (violin) and a Minor in Marketing from the University of Louisville. Anna currently plays with the Paducah Symphony, Southern Sirens, and The Porch Possums. She is also organizes the backup string section for the Beatles festival, Abbey Road on the River.

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