Festival: Building a Community Through the Love of Music
As we continue to inspire the community by helping them connect to other locals and increase their confidence through personal challenges, one of the greatest ways to make that all come together, is through music. Music is a piece of art that goes in the ears and pulls at the heart strings of most, finding lyrics that relate to our lives and also to others. Understanding the charm and imagination that goes behind what essentially gives soul to the universe, ScreenDoor Alliance, a non-profit volunteer organization promoting songwriters and writing are proud to present the 2nd Annual Southport Songwriter Festival.
Celebrating local, regional and national songwriters with original music, the mission behind the festival is to create ways using songwriting to bridge the differences between people in order to build a community. Last year’s event was fantastic, bringing a tremendous amount of love and joy throughout the entire community, so you don’t want to miss it this year. Keep in mind that the venue fills up quick so you want to get your TICKETS as soon as possible. To get a glimpse of the event calendar, see the information below.
FESTIVAL EVENTS DETAILS
[2016 SCHEDULE: All Events Monday April 18 – Sunday April 24]
MONDAY: 1-5pm – SONGWRITER WORKSHOP
With master songwriter ELIZA GILKYSON
Includes Monday concert 7-9pm
*Email for reservation
MONDAY: 7-9pm – SONGWRITER ROUND CONCERT
Nashville Style Concert with ELIZA GILKYSON, TERESA NEAL, and Festival Producer/Host LOUISA BRANSCOMB.
– $20 Sponsored by Frying Pan Restaurant.
TUESDAY: 6-9pm – SONGWRITER OPEN MIC (FREE)
TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY: 1-4pm – SONGWRITER MENTOR SESSIONS
With TERESA NEAL and LOUISA BRANSCOMB. By reservation – $30/half hour. Private setting.
*Email for reservation.
THURSDAY: 6-10pm – SONGWRITER OPEN MIC
Yacht Basin Eatery, Host: Jeremy Truett – FREE- Location TBA
FRIDAY: 7-10pm – FULL MOON BLUES BY THE BAY
Southport Marina. Blues Showcase with Rev Geutschow, Dennis Walton, Guy Phillips and Others
**Included in Weekend Pass. $20 at gate
SATURDAY: 12-5pm – FRONT PORCH SONG STROLL
Front Porch Song Stroll, 30 writers from across the country showcase original song on historic Southport Porches.
**Included in Weekend Pass (Save on advance ticket – $25 at the gate)
Sponsored by Southport Realty.
SATURDAY: 7-9:30pm – TAKE FIVE PREMIER CONCERT
Southport Marina. A powerhouse showcase of 5 of Acoustic Music’s Leading Songwriter/Performers and virtuoso supporting musicians!
MISSY RAINES & THE NEW HIP CLAIRE LYNCH with BRYAN MCDOWELL JEANETTE WILLIAMS BAND with JOHNNY WILLIAMS plus guest LOUISA BRANSCOMB.
-$40 advance, $45 at door Sponsored by Strings and Beyond
SUNDAY: 12-1pm – KIDS ON THE DECK
Special Kids event led by Lamanuel Boykin. Free
SUNDAY: 1-4pm – SONGS OF THE SPIRIT
Southport Community Building. Celebrating diversity and roots in spiritual music.
IAN DAVIS, LAMANUEL BOYKEN and COMPANY, the HOWARD FAMILY, the Blues in Bluegrass by JEANETTE WILLIAMS BAND, and others.
**Included in Weekend Pass (Save on advance ticket – $15 at door)
*EMAIL FOR RESERVATION – firstname.lastname@example.org
**INCLUDED IN WEEKEND PASS – $50.00
We look forward to seeing you at the event and feel free to contact me directly if you have any questions at (910) 367-1202.