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:.Upcoming Showcases

Bluebird Cafe Showcase 2014

Songwriter Bluebird Cafe - USA Songwriting Competition's Showcase

Lauren Lucas, songwriter
WHEN: Thursday May 8, 2014: 6pm - 8pm
WHERE: Bluebird Cafe, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215-2700, Tel: (615) 383-1461 (alcohol & food are served, reservations are accepted). NO COVER.
~Songwriters to perform:
Johnny Bulford (First Prize Winner, 2013 USA Songwriting Competition)
Lauren Lucas (Honorable Mention Winner)
Daisy Mallory (Finalist)
Natalie Howard (Finalist)
Kayliann Lowe (Finalist)
~Hosted by Liz Miller, see facebook event page here >>

 

*Are you a songwriter or band Interested in performing in any of these showcases? If so, please e-mail info@songwriting.net with your website address.


:.PAST SHOWS/SHOWCASES

Songwriters Showcase During SXSW 2014

SXSW Songwriters Showcase
WHEN: Friday, March 14, 2014, from 7pm to 10pm
WHERE: Mozart's Coffee Roasters
3826 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX
(512) 477-2900
NO COVER: no SXSW badges needed.

~Performers: 
Tony DeSare (First Prize Winner)
Dovetail (Honorable Mention Winner)
D.B. Rielly (Honorable Mention Winner)
Leni Stern (Honorable Mention Winner)
Andrea Pais
Jackie Venson

~Hosted by: Paul Adragna, see facebook event page >>

 

 

 

USA Songwriting Competition presented a showcase at the world renowned "Bluebird Cafe" in Nashville, TN:

WHEN: Thursday, May 9, 2013: 6pm - 8pm

Songwriters Performing at USA Songwriting Competition's showcase at the famed "Bluebird Cafe", in Nashville, TN

WHERE:  Bluebird Cafe, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215-2700, Tel: (615) 383-1461 (alcohol & food are served, reservations are accepted). NO COVER. 

 ~Songwriters performed:

  Jonathan Ferreri with Ashley Upton (1st Prize Winner, Country & Overall 2nd Prize Winner)
  Sherri Gough (1st Prize Winner, Lyrics, 17th Annual USA Songwriting Competition)
  Bill DiLuigi (1st Prize Winner, Lyrics, Co-writer, 17th Annual USA Songwriting Competition)
  Tom Schreck (Honorable Mention Winner)
  Maddy Rodriguez (Honorable Mention Winner)
  Dale Allen Pommer (Honorable Mention Winner)
  Berteal (Finalist)
  Will Hopkins (Finalist)

*Hosted by Liz Miller

View pictures here >>

 

 

:.SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE During SXSW 2013

USA Songwriting Competition presented a showcase at during world renowned "SXSW" in Austin, TX:

WHEN: Friday, March 15, 2013, from 7pm to 10pm
WHERE: Mozart's Coffee Roasters
3826 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX
(512) 477-2900
NO COVER: no SXSW badges needed

Michael Wesley Stinson

~Music Acts Performed:
 Danny Fast Fingers
 Scott Fant
 Rachael Sage (Honorable Mention Winner)
 Andrea England (Finalist, 12th Annual USA Songwriting Competition)
 Berteal (Finalist, 17th Annual USA Songwriting Competition)
 Michael Wesley Stinson

*Hosted by Mike Abb

See Facebook event page here >>

 

 

 :.SONGWRITING SHOWCASE AT BLUEBIRD CAFE (presented by USA Songwriting Competition)

USA Songwriting Competition Showcase at Bluebird Cafe, May 2012

[Molly Hunt seen here performing]

USA Songwriting Competition presented a showcase at the world renowned "Bluebird Cafe" in Nashville, TN:
WHEN: Thursday, May 3, 2012: 6pm - 8pm

WHERE:  Bluebird Cafe, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215-2700, Tel: (615) 383-1461 (alcohol & food are served, reservations are accepted). NO COVER. 

 ~Songwriters performed were:

 Molly Hunt (1st Prize Winner -Country, 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition)
 Will Hopkins (Honorable Mention Winner, 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition)
 Dale Allen (Honorable Mention Winner, 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition)
 Tom Schreck (Honorable Mention Winner, 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition)
 Robert Davis (1st Prize Winner, Novelty/Comedy, 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition)
 Jenn Bostic (Finalist, 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition)
 Phillip Trees (Honorable Mention Winner, 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition)
 Bill DiLuigi (Finalist, 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition)

~Hosted by Liz Miller

 

:.SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE During SXSW 2012

USA Songwriting Competition presented a showcase at during world renowned "SXSW" in Austin, TX:

Patrick Joseph Trio, songwriters

WHEN: Friday, March 16, 2012, 7pm - 10pm
WHERE: Mozart's Coffee Roasters
3826 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX
(512) 477-2900
NO COVER: no SXSW badges needed

~Music Acts Performed:
 Nenna Yvonne (Overall Grand Prize, 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition)
 Alexander Cardinale (1st Prize Winner - Pop, 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition)
 Orly & Yagel (1st Prize Winner - Folk, 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition)
 Run From Cover (Honorable Mention Winner, 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition)
 Patrick Joseph
 Ed Romanoff (1st Prize Winner - Lyrics, 16th Annual USA Songwriting Competition)

See more pictures and videos here >>

 ~Host & Videographer: Mike Abb


 

:.SONGWRITING SHOWCASE AT BLUEBIRD CAFE (presented by USA Songwriting Competition)


Songwriters at Bluebird showcae, hosted by USA Songwriting Competition. May 5, 2011

(songwriters that performed at USA Songwriting Competition showcase at Bluebird cafe. from left to right: Tom Schreck, Liz Longley, Katie Miner, Sherri Gough, Rosie Casey, Ken Hirsch, Jenn Bostic, Chaise Flanders)
  

USA Songwriting Competition presented a showcase at the world renowned "Bluebird Cafe" in Nashville, TN:
WHEN: Thursday, May 5, 2011: 6pm - 8pm

WHERE:  Bluebird Cafe, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215-2700, Tel: (615) 383-1461 (alcohol & food are served, reservations are accepted).

~Songwriters that performed were:

 Ken Hirsch (1st Prize - Pop, 15th USA Songwriting Competition, Overall 2nd Prize, Rosie Casey will be making a cameo vocal performance on 2 songs)
 Sherri Gough (1st Prize - Lyrics, 15th USA Songwriting Competition)
 Chaise Flanders (1st Prize - Country, 15th USA Songwriting Competition)
 Liz Longley (Honorable Mention Winner, 15th USA Songwriting Competition)   
 Nathan Brumley (1st Prize - Gospel & Overall 2nd Prize Winner, 13th USA Songwriting Competition)
 Jenn Bostic (Honorable Mention Winner, 15th USA Songwriting Competition)  
 Tom Schreck (Double Finalist, 15th USA Songwriting Competition)  
 Katie Miner (Finalist, 15th USA Songwriting Competition)

~Hosted by Brian Ashley Jones



 

 

:.SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE During SXSW 2011

Songwriters Peforming at the Barnes And Noble Showcase during SXSW 2011

USA Songwriting Competition presented a showcase at Barnes & Noble Bookstore in Austin, TX during SXSW (South By South West):
WHEN: : Friday, March 18, 2011, from 7.00pm to 10.00pm

WHERE: Barnes & Noble Bookstore (upstairs event space) 10000 Research Blvd #158, Austin, TX 78759-5815; (512) 418-8985 

~Artists to perform:

 Jacinta Brondgeest (1st Prize - Dance, 15th USA Songwriting Competition)
 Dave Merenda (Honorable Mention Winner, 15th USA Songwriting Competition)   
 Simon Spire (Honorable Mention Winner, 12th USA Songwriting Competition)   
 Melissa Greener (1st Prize - Folk, 14th Annual USA Songwriting Competition)
 Raleigh Hall (1st Prize - Gospel, 15th USA Songwriting Competition) 
 Drew Jacobs (1st Prize - Novelty/Comedy, 15th USA Songwriting Competition)

Many thanks to Audio-Technica who give away two ATH-M30 Headphones as door prizes and will be given to 2 lucky people in the audience for the showcase. 

~Hosted by Mike Abb


 

 :.BLUEBIRD CAFE (presented by USA Songwriting Competition)

Bluebird Cafe Showcase, Presented By USA Songwriting Competition

From top left:Greg Trafidlo,Lauren Strange,Carla Cappa,Sherri Gough,Anadara Arnold
From bottom left:(Host) Liz Miller, Jonathan Ferreri, Will Hopkins


  USA Songwriting Competition presented a showcase at the world renowned "Bluebird Cafe" in Nashville, TN:
Thursday, May 6. 2010 - 6pm - 8pm

~Songwriters line-up:

Carla Cappa (1st Prize - Rock/Alt, 14th USA Songwriting Competition)
Greg Trafidlo (1st Prize - Novelty, 14th USA Songwriting Competition)
Sherri Gough (Finalist - 14th USA Songwriting Competition)
Anadara Arnold (Honorable Mention)
Mandee Radford, Alathea (Honorable Mention)
Will Hopkins (Honorable Mention)
Lauren Strange

~Hosted by Liz Miller

For more pictures, click here:

http://www.songwriting.net/blog/bid/28238/USA-Songwriting-Competition-Showcase-At-Bluebird-Cafe 

 

 

 

 

 :.SHOWCASE During SXSW 2010

Anne Simoni Shane Cooley Wendy Colonna    
 Anne Simoni  Shane Cooley  Wendy Colonna    

 

Dexter Freebish Throwing Seven
 Dexter Freebish  Throwing Seven

USA Songwriting Competition presented a showcase at Borders Books & Music in Austin, TX during SXSW (South By South West) on Friday, March 19, 2010, 7.00pm to 9.30pm. (Austin Borders, 4477 S. Lamar, Austin, TX, Tel: (512) 891-8974.). ~Artists who performed were: 

Anne Simoni (1st Prize, World, 14th USA Songwriting Competition)   
Wendy Colonna (1st Prize, AAA/Alternative, 5th Annual IAMA)  
Dexter Freebish        
Throwing Seven     
Shane Cooley

~Hosted by Mike Abb

 

 

Winners & Finalists at USA Songwriting Competition showcase at Bluebird Cafe

(left to right) Katie Minor, Brigitte DeMeyer, Sherri Gough, Jan Edwards, Bill Diliugi, Ross Anglen, Nathan Brumley (Randy Handley not pictured). Performers at USA Songwriting Competition showcase at Bluebird Cafe, hosted by Liz Miller

Click here to view showcase videos on our Youtube page

:.BLUEBIRD CAFE (presented by USA Songwriting Competition)
USA Songwriting Competition presented a showcase at the world renowned "Bluebird Cafe" in Nashville, TN:
Thursday, May 7, 2009; 6pm - 8pm.
~Songwriters line-up:

Nathan Brumley (Overall 2nd Prize, 1st Prize Gospel, 2008 USA Songwriting Competition)
Sherri Gough (1st Prize Novelty/Comedy, 2008 USA Songwriting Competition)
Bill DiLuigi (Honorable Mention Winner, 2008 USA Songwriting Competition)
Brigitte DeMeyer (Honorable Mention Winner, 2008 USA Songwriting Competition)
Randy Handley (Honorable Mention Winner, 2008 USA Songwriting Competition)
Katie Miner (Finalist 2008 USA Songwriting Competition)
Ross Anglen (Finalist 2008 USA Songwriting Competition)
Jan Edwards (Finalist 2008 USA Songwriting Competition)

 

 :.SHOWCASE During SXSW 2009 

 
 Jordan Zevon at SXSW 2009  Eric Blakely at SXSW 2009  Joey Avalos (Stars Go Dim)
 Jordan Zevon   Eric Blakely 

 Joey Avalos (Stars Go Dim) 

Click here to view showcase videos on our Youtube page

USA Songwriting Competition presented a showcase at Borders Austin during SXSW on Friday, March 20, 2009: 7pm to 9.30pm. (Austin Borders, 4477 S. Lamar, Austin, TX, Tel: (512) 891-8974.). ~Artists performed:

 

Jordan Zevon & Jordan Summers(Overall Grand Prize Winner, 2008 USA Songwriting Competition)
Stars Go Dim (1st Prize, Rock/Alternative, 2008 USA Songwriting Competition)
Babysister (Honorable mention winner, 2008 USA Songwriting Competition)
White Widow (Austin, TX)
Eric Blakely(Austin Host & Performer)

 

  :.BLUEBIRD CAFE (presented by USA Songwriting Competition)
USA Songwriting Competition presented a showcase at the world renowned "Bluebird Cafe" in Nashville:
Thursday, May 8, 2008; 6pm - 8pm.
~Songwriters to Perform:

Mary Danna (2007 USA Songwriting Competition 1st Prize Winner, Country)
Mary Sue Englund (2007 Honorable Mention Award)
Tim Mathews (1999, 2005 & 2006, & 2007 Honorable Mention Award)
Jesse Terry (2007 Honorable Mention Award)
Moe Loughran (2004 USA Songwriting Competition 1st Prize Winner, Pop)
Jackie DiPillo (2007 Honorable Mention Award)
Mark Stepakoff (2007 Finalist)
JJ Appleton

SHOWCASE During SXSW 2008

Pepper MaShay

Pepper MaShay (2005 USA Songwriting Competition 1st Prize Winner, Dance/Electronica) Performing.

USA Songwriting Competition presented a showcase during SXSW.
Borders Showcase during SXSW: Friday March 14, 2008, 7pm to 10pm
Austin Borders, 4477 S. Lamar, Austin, TX, Tel: (512) 891-8974.
Artists/Songwriters :
Ari Gold (2007 Overall Grand Prize Winner & 1st Prize Winner, Pop)
Pepper MaShay (2005 1st Prize Winner, Dance/Electronica)
Jules Anna Jones (2007 1st Prize Winner, Rock/Alt)
David Bradley
Brigitte DeMeyer

Eric Blakely (Host & Performer)

BLUEBIRD CAFE SHOWCASE

[1st Pic: From Left to Right: Treva Bloomquist, Mary Danna, Tim Mathews, Victoria Banks, Cory Batten, Jen Foster, Doak Turner (Host) and Katie Minor;  Middle Pic: Victoria Banks;  Right Pic: Tim Matthews (Right Picture); All Photos by Kat Speer ]

USA Songwriting Competition presented a showcase at the world renowned "Bluebird Cafe" in Nashville, hosted by Doak Turner
Wednesday May 9, 2007 6pm - 8pm
Bluebird Café, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215-2700, Tel: (615) 383-1461 (alcohol & food are served, reservations are accepted).
Artists/Songwriters to appear:
 ~Victoria Banks (2006 1st Prize - Country)
 ~Tim Mathews (1999, 2005 & 2006 Honorable Mention Award)
 ~Cory Batten (2005 & 2006 Honorable Mention Award)
 ~Mary Danna (2005 & 2006 Honorable Mention Award)

 ~Jen Foster (2005 1st Prize - Gospel)
 ~Katie Miner (2005 & 2006 Honorable Mention Award)
 ~Treva Blomquist (2006 Honorable Mention Award)
 ~Zane Williams (2005 & 2006 Finalist)

SHOWCASE During SXSW 2007

Left to Right: Chris Volpe, Hera Hjartardottir, Vic Moraga, Tom Sharpe, 2 member's of Eric Colville's "5 day weekend" (Eric Colville far right), Eric Blakely (front)

USA Songwriting Competition presented a showcase during SXSW.
Borders Showcase during SXSW: Friday March 16, 2007, 7pm to 10pm
Austin Borders, 4477 S. Lamar, Austin, TX, Tel: (512) 891-8974.
Artists/Songwriters :
 ~Vic Moraga (2006 1st Prize - Children's Music)
 ~Eric Colville (2006 Honorable Mention Award)
 ~Chris Volpe (2006 Honorable Mention Award)
 ~Tom Sharpe (2002 Finalist)
 ~Hera Hjartardottir (2002 Finalist)
 ~Eric Blakely (Austin Host & Performer)

SXSW 2006

Jamie Rattner (2005 1st Prize Winner) performing at 2006 SXSW Showcase, presented by USA Songwriting Competition

USA Songwriting Competition presented a SXSW Showcase at Borders Books & Music
Thursday, March 16 2006, 7pm at: Borders Books & Music(10225 Research Rd, Austin, TX)
FREE Admission
From 7pm to 10pm
Artists to perform are:
Jen Foster (2005 USA Songwriting Competition 1st Prize Winner - Gospel)
Kate Voegele(2005 USA Songwriting Competition 1st Prize Winner - Pop)
Jamie Rattner(2005 USA Songwriting Competition 1st Prize Winner - Lyrics)
Ignacio Peña (2005 USA Songwriting Competition Honorable Mention Award Winner)
Stephanie Dosen (2005 USA Songwriting Competition Honorable Mention Award Winner)
Bobby Pounds(Host & 1999 USA Songwriting Competition 1st Prize Winner - Country)

**XM Radio, Channel 52 "6789" show
On Sunday, May 29, 2005, 4pm (eastern time USA), XM Satellite Radio [Channel: Unsigned : XM 52] will be airing the 2004 USA songwriting Competition winning songs, featuring top winners such as Patrice Pike, Derrik Jordan, Karen Taylor-Good, David Francey and many more. The show is hosted by DJ Billy Zero. Please tune in to the show!

 

USA Songwriting Competition's showcase at Borders during 2005 SXSW (Austin, TX)
Location: Borders Books & Music (Address: 10225 Research Rd, Austin, TX 78759)
Date/Time:  Friday, March 18 '05, 6pm to 10pm, 
Artists to perform:

~Patrice Pike [Overall Grand Prize Winner, 2004 USA Songwriting Competition]
~Kellee Bradley [First Prize winner (lyrics), 2004 USA Songwriting Competition]
~Rachael Sage [Honorable mention winner, 2000 USA Songwriting Competition]
~Michael Schulman [IAMA Finalist]
~Stpehen Bock & Chris DeStefano [Honorable mention winner, 2004 USA Songwriting Competition]
~Leni Stern [Finalist, 2003 USA Songwriting Competition]
~Quinn Loggins [Honorable mention winner, 2004 USA Songwriting Competition]
~Matson Belle [First Prize winner (World), 2004 USA Songwriting Competition]

If you are a band or singer-songwriter and are interested in performing in future showcases, please e-mail your information to: info@songwriting.net

jen foster

Jen Foster performing at 2NMC/Borders Nashville showcase

2NMC/Borders Nashville showcase sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition
Date/Time: Friday, September 17, 2004, 7pm to 9pm. 
Location: Borders Books & Music, (West End location) 2501 West End Ave, Nashville, TN.
Admission: FREE
 Tel: 615-327-9656
~Corley Roberts
~Jen Foster
~Michael Mason
~Herb Ford

*Bluebird Café Showcase - 6.30pm, May 12, 2004 in Nashville, TN

USA Songwriting Competition presents: "Nashville Unplugged"

Michael Mason performing at Bluebird Café showcase on March '03 sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition (Picture courtesy of Bronson Herrmuth)

USA Songwriting Competition Presents: "Nashville Unplugged" - Showcase event, Sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition artists to showcase include: 
Songwriters-In-A-Round (Round 1)
~ Wayne Haun (2003 First Prize - Gospel)
~ Moe Laughran (2003 First Prize - Pop)
~ Jenn Adams (2003 First Prize - Lyrics)
~ Sue Fabisch (2003 First Prize - Country & Honorable Mention Award)

Songwriters-In-A-Round (Round 2)
~ David Rivers (2003 First Prize - Country)
~ Joe Bertagnolli (2003 Honorable Mention Award)
~ Dale Allen (2003 Honorable Mention Award)
~ Corley Roberts (2003 Finalist)

Time: 6:30-8.30pm - Wednesday - May 12, 2004
Location: Bluebird Café, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215-2700, Tel: (615) 383-1461 (alcohol & food are served, reservations are accepted). 
Admission: FREE

2004 SXSW Showcases

Melissa Ferrick performing at the 2004 SXSW Showcase at Borders Books & Music, sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition on March 19 '04

(from right: Eddie Phoon - event director, USA Songwriting Competition, Lawrence Gelburd - producer & Ronan Chris Murphy - producer, speaking at SXSW 2004)

Gabriel Mann, overall grand prize winner of the 2003 USA Songwriting Competition performing at the 2004 SXSW Showcase, sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition

*Special Borders Showcase during 2004 SXSW (South By Southwest) in Austin, TX!
SXSW showcase on Friday, March 19 '04 at Austin's Borders Books & Music at 7.00pm [Address: 10225 Research Rd, Austin, TX 78759]. Artists performed:
-Melissa Ferrick (critically acclaimed singer-songwriter and former Altantic Records artist)
-Gabriel Mann(2003 Overall Grand Prize Winner)
-Lee Simmons(Austin host and performer)
-Moe Loughran (2003 First Prize - Pop)

Lucidfly performing at Factory showcase sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition

*Rock Showcase at The Factory, Fort Lauderdale, FL
We will be having a Rock Band showcase at the famous "The Factory" in Fort Lauderdale, FL on Thursday, May 6 '04 at 8.30pm. We are looking for Rock/Alternative bands to perform. The Factory is a great venue with acts such as Ritchie Havens, Anthrax, Saigon Kick performing at the venue. Bands to perform are:
~ Metal Militia
~ 3-2-Go
~ Radikal
~ Razor Blade Romance
~ Lucidfly
~ Driven from Eve

Time: 8.30pm to 1.00am - Thursday - May 6, 2004
Location: The Factory, 2674 East Oakland Park Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL, USA ; Tel: 954-566-6331
Admission: $8 Adults, ($10 under 21)

~If you are a Rock/Alternative Band and are interested in performing at this showcases, please e-mail:
info@songwriting.net  with your website address.

Bramm performing at MECA showcase sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition

*Special MECA Showcases In CHICAGO, May 12-15, 2004
USA Songwriting Competition will be sponsoring a showcase at MECA in Chicago. It will be held at Meca Showcase to be held on  Friday, May 14 at Nevin's Live [address: 1450 Sherman Ave, Evanston, IL 60201 (847) 869-0450] Artists to perform are:
~ Matthew [band from Chicago, IL]
~ Bystander
~ Braam
~ Dean Evans Band
~ Matthew Clay [band from Ottumwa, IA]

About MECA:
Musician Education and Career Advancement, better known by its acronym, MECA, is a major music conference in the Midwest. This four day Chicago-based event will be held May 12-15, 2004 at the Congress Plaza Hotel. Offering forty panels, workshops and performance clinics, mentoring sessions, 200 live music showcases, and numerous networking events, MECA covers a broad spectrum. Attending MECA can enhance artists' careers. Panelists include Billy Sheehan, Eddie Phoon, Gary Hoey, Tia Sillers, Jim Peterik, Carmen Rizzo, Eric Beall, etc.

USA Songwriting Competitionâ„¢ Showcases:

*Monthly Showcases at Borders Books & Music (Various locations in USA)

Past Showcases:

*"Nashville Unplugged" - Monthly Showcase at the Legendary "Bluebird Café"!

*"South Florida Unplugged" - Monthly Showcase at Bamboo Room (Lakeworth, FL)

*"New York Unplugged" - Monthly Showcase in New York City

*"Circle of Songs" - Monthly Showcase in Los Angeles, CA

 

*Are you a songwriter or band Interested in performing in any of these showcases? If so, please e-mail info@songwriting.net with your website address.

Borders

*Showcase At Borders Books & Music (various cities in USA)

Flanelhed

Pop/Rock Group - Flanelhed performing at San Francisco Borders (photo courtesy of Groovy Judy, host of San Francisco showcase), sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition

JagStar

Pop/Rock band - JagStar, featuring Sarah Lewis (Top winner of the 2002 USA Songwriting Competition) performing at Atlanta Borders. Sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition

Anne McCue

Anne McCue performing at Austin Borders showcase by USA Songwriting Competition. She is signed to Messenger Records.

Borders Books & Music is an official sponsor of the 2003 USA Songwriting Competition. USA Songwriting Competition will also be holding acoustic showcases at Borders Books & Music in various US locations: 

Austin, TX
Next show: Fri, April 23  '04, 7pm. Artists: Arminée George,Craig Barnes, Vick Chandler, Jsong [Hosted by Jsong]
Address: 10225 Research Rd, Austin, TX 78759

Fort Lauderdale
Next show: Fri, May 14 '04, 8pm. Artists: Tommy Dalton, Kevin Kelly, Zach Ziskin, Willy Coleman
[Hosted by Alex Alberti]
Address: 2240 E. Sunrise Blvd, Ft Lauderdale, FL 33304

Los Angeles (every 4th Saturday of the month at 8pm)
Next show: Sat, May 22 '04, 8pm, artists: Laura Hage, Marina V, Adrainne, Joe Cameron  [Hosted by Laura Hage]
Address: 3700 Torrance Blvd, Torrance, CA 90503

Atlanta
Next show: TBA
Address: 3637 Peachtree Re NE, Atlanta, GA 30319

New York
Next show: TBA
Address:  550 Second Ave, New York, NY

Chicago
Next show: TBA
Address: 1144 Lake St, Oak Park, IL 60301

If music acts or singer-songwriters are interested in performing at these showcases, please e-mail:
info@songwriting.net

Stay tuned for more information. If you would like to receive the monthly updates on these showcases, Click Here...

XM Radio

**XM Radio, Channel 52 "6789" show
XM Radio program "Unsigned" will be hosting a 2 hours special for the 2003 USA Songwriting Competition winners. Winning songs will be played on the show along with honorable mention award winners and selected finalists' songs.Here are the details:
XM Radio, Channel 52 "67:89" show, Thursday 9pm Eastern, March 25 '04 "67:89" for USA Songwriting Competition winners featuring Gabriel Mann, etc.
Encores Friday 1 pm west 4pm US eastern time
Encores Saturday 8am west, 11 am US eastern time
Sunday/Monday morning 10pm US western time, 1am US eastern time

The show is hosted by Billy Zero. Please tune in to the show!

"Circle of Songs" - Monthly Showcase in Los Angeles, CA

USA Songwriting Competitionâ„¢ & Guild/Fender Guitars Sponsor Circle of Songs Showcase in Los Angeles. This inaugural event sponsored by the two companies was held on 1/16/02 to kick off the NAMM convention, will continue having showcases every third Wednesday of the month throughout the year. Pictured at the Knitting Factory: (L-R): Mary Coppin (1999 USA Songwriting Competition Top 3 Winner), Bill Acton (VP of Guild Guitars), Adrianne (1999 Competition Grand Prize Winner), Jenna Leigh (President, Circle of Songs), Erik Steigen (2002 Competition semi-finalist), Orada J (LA representative, USA Songwriting Competition), Holly Long (2002 Competition semi-finalist). Guitars for the showcase are provided by Guild & Fender Guitars

USA Songwriting Competition Monthly "Circle of Songs" Showcases in Los Angeles

Time & Place: TBA
Club Lingerie
6507 Sunset Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028
Phone: 323-466-3416

USA Songwriting Competitionâ„¢ & Guild/Fender Guitars sponsors the Circle of Songs showcase at the Club Lingerie,every fourth Tuesday of the month in Los Angeles.  It is a "Songwriters In A Round" acoustic/unplugged format, meaning 4 songwriters will be featured on stage each month. Vocals and guitar (or keyboard) is usually the case for each performer. Aside from Singer-songwriters performing, many Rock/Alternative bands regularly feature their lead vocalists with their songs. Each show lasts 1 hour.Performers for the next show include:
-TBA

Guitars made available for the showcase courtesy of Guild & Fender Guitars. Performers interested in performing in the upcoming showcases should contact: info@songwriting.net

Stay tuned for more information. If you would like to receive the monthly updates on these showcases, Click Here...

"Nashville Unplugged" - Showcase at Legendary Bluebird Café

USA Songwriting Competition presents: 
Nashville Unplugged- A Monthly Showcase Event

USA Songwriting Competition Presents: "Nashville Unplugged" - Showcase event, Sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition artists to showcase include: 
-Bill Colgate (2002 First Prize Winner - Gospel, 2002 Overall Runner-up)
-Terry Kitchen (2000 First Prize Winner - Country)
-Arthur Godfrey (2002 Finalist)
-Nina Pacent (2002 Honorable Mention Winner)

Time: 6:30-8.30pm - Wednesday - May 21, 2003
Location: Bluebird Café, 4104 Hillsboro Pike, Nashville, TN 37215-2700, Tel: (615) 383-1461 (alcohol & food are served, reservations are accepted). 
Admission: FREE

Leni Stern

Leni Stern performing at the 2003 SXSW Showcase, sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition

1. Official SXSW Showcase (sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition)featuring:
Multi award winning artist - LENI STERN
Leni performs with biggest names in Jazz - Grammy award winning artists such as John McLaughlin, Michael Brecker & Bill Frizell in her latest album. 
TIME & VENUE: Thursday, March 13 '03 at 12:00 am at Elephant Room [location: 315 Congress Ave, Austin, TX] (21+) 
TICKETS: $5 Cover or (FREE with SXSW Conference Badges/Wrist Bands).

2. Borders Showcase (sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition) featuring:
Michelle Malone, Anne McCue, Christene LeDoux & Betty Elders on Friday March 14 '03 at 7pm, Free Admission (SXSW Badges/Wristbands not needed)
[Location: 10225 Research Rd, Austin, TX 78759, Tel: 512-795-9553]

3. Daisy Rock Showcase, sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition, Women In Rock, Alfred Publishing, Daisy Guitars; featuring: Jennifer Marks (2000 1st Prize Winner), Vienna Teng and many more. 
on Saturday, Mar 15 '03 at The Lucky Lounge [209 W. 5th St, Austin, TX]

From right: Eddie Phoon (in light blue shirt), event director of USA Songwriting Competition with record producers Lawrence Gelburd and Jonas Goldstein speaking at a Demo Derby panel at 2003 SXSW (South By South West, March 2003). Photo courtesy of Greg Sells (Austin, TX)

*Special Borders Showcase during CMJ in New York City!
We will be having an exclusive showcase during CMJ Music Marathon on Saturday, October 25 '03 at New York's Borders Books & Music at 8.00pm. [Hosted by Nancy Chamberlain] Artists to perform: 
-Joel Cage (1997, 1998 & 1999 First Prize Winner)
-Paul Brill
-Natalia Zukerman
-Tammy Raybould

 

*Showcase at 2003 2NMC in Nashville, TN!
2NMC (Nashville New Music Conference) is the 2nd largest music conference in the US. The 2003 edition will take place September 10th through 14th at the Doubletree Hotel in Downtown Nashville, Tennessee, a city known throughout the World as "Music City, USA." We will be sponsoring showcase at 2NMC at:
~Borders Books & Music (Saturday, Sept 13 '03, 7.30pm at 330 Franklin Rd, Brentwood, TN 37027) Artists to perform: 
-Amy Speace (2001 Finalist)
-Cindy Kalmenson
-Amelia White
-Tom Sharpe (2002 Finalist)

*Folk Alliance Showcase In Nashville

David LaMotte (2002 First Prize winner), Johnsmith (2002 Honorable Mention Award), Valerie DeLaCruz (1997 First Prize Winner) & Arthur Godfrey (2002 Finalist) performs at Folk Alliance showcase sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition

USA Songwriting Competition sponsored an exclusive showcase at Folk Alliance Conv Ctr # 210 (in Nashville Convention Center and the Renaissance Nashville Hotel - Nashville, TN,held on February 6-9, 2003).  Music acts to perform include:

In a round 1: 10.45pm  - 11.40: David LaMotte (2002 First Prize winner), Johnsmith (2002 Honorable Mention Award), Valerie DeLaCruz (1997 First Prize Winner) & Arthur Godfrey (2002 Finalist),

In a round 2: 11.45 - 12.35: Alastiar Moock (2002 Finalist), Amy Fairchild (2002 Finalist), Jennie DeVoe (2002 Finalist) & Joe Nolan (2002 Semi Finalist)

Band 1: 12.45am - 1.10: Friday's Child (2002 Finalist)
Band 2: 1.20 - 1.45: Groovelily (2002 Finalist)

Special Showcase During Atlantis Music Conference in Atlanta, GA!
Friday, August 1 '03, 7.30pm at Borders (3637 Peachtree Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30319) Artists to perform include: 
-JagStar (2002 Overall Grand Prize Winner)
-The Likes of Which
-Myron McGhee
-Giles

"South Florida Unplugged" - Monthly Showcase at Bamboo Room, Lakeworth, FL

Rod MacDonald performs at USA Songwriting Competition's Showcase at Bamboo Room

USA Songwriting Competition presents: 
"South Florida Unplugged"- A Monthly Showcase for Singer-Songwriters & Bands

Time:Tuesday, 9.00 to 11pm, July 8 '03
Location: Bamboo Room (club), 25 South J. Street, Lake Worth, FL 33460
Admission:FREE

 

Women In Rock & USA Songwriting Competition Presents Showcase At Cutting Room, New York City

Women In Rock & USA Songwriting Competition presents:  Sam Shaber (2001 Honorable Mention Award Winner), The Alice Project (2002 Finalist), Nicola, Iridesence

Date & Time: February 12, 2003, 8pm
Place: Cutting Room, 19 W 24th St, New York, NY 10010 [Tel: 212-691-1900, Alcohol & Food served]
Tickets: $5.00 

We are having an exclusive showcase at 2004 Folk Alliance in San Diego:
*2004 Folk Alliance Showcase at Borders, Sponsored by USA Songwriting Competition in San Diego (Borders Books & Music, Gaslamp location - 668 6th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, Phone: 619.702.4200)
Date/Time: Saturday Feb 28 '04 at 7:30pm:
-Jenn Adams (2003 1st Prize winner - lyrics)
-Ember Swift
-Leni Stern (2003 Finalist USA Songwriting Competition)
-James Keelaghan (2003 & 2002 1st Prize winner - Folk)
~~FREE admission

 

 

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