While we can’t quite yet get back to the groove of attending the coast’s popular music shows, we can still enjoy music at home.

Whether you’re a professional musician or have only sung in the shower, this week’s Lockdown Lowdown contest is open to you. This week, Coast Weekend is asking you to send in a video performing an original composition.

Songs don’t need to be professionally recorded. If you want, get in the kitchen with your kids and play some drums using your pots and pans. If you’re in a band that can’t meet to perform in-person, consider recording a performance through a group video call. Go for whatever song calls to you.

The submissions will be used as a virtual battle of the bands competition. Winners will receive gift certificates good for Astoria Coffeehouse & Bistro, Carruthers and Hungry Harbor.

All ages and skill levels are welcome to participate. If an entrant is under age 13, please use an adult’s contact information when submitting the entry.

Enter at bit.ly/2KTjEf3. Entries for this contest will be accepted until April 30. Come back to coastweekend.com to submit a vote for your favorite submission between April 30 and May 7.

Winners of the Lockdown Lowdown coloring contest will be published in next week’s edition. Voting for the Lockdown Lowdown Mother’s Day contest will be open until April 30.

Funds for the contest gift certificates come from a grant through Northwest Oregon Works and Coast Weekend’s sister publication, Oregon Coast Today.

There are three additional upcoming contests, which will be held throughout May.

Contests are open for one week, followed by a one-week voting period. Winners are announced three weeks after each contest opens.

Now, go get your groove on.

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