Welcome to the official website of the 2012 New Orleans Songwriters Festival ("Songfest"). This, the 5th year's event will be a two-day event Friday December 7th and Saturday Dec. 8th, 2012.
Friday Dec. 7, 2012
* Songwriter Concert at Tavern on Vets (2244 Veterans Blvd, Kenner, LA 70062): 7 pm - 9:00 pm (no cover): Artists: Heath Wright - former Ricochet lead vocalist and songwriter), Nashville Staff Writer with hits by George Strait, Montgomery Gentry and many others Gordon Bradberry, and Richard George (winner 2012 Festival song contest) (Click here to hear Richard's songs)
Saturday Dec. 8, 2012
* Massive Open Mic (DMacs Bar & Grill): 8 pm - Whenever: Special guests throughout the night. We will as usual give away free stuff like guitars, acoustic pick-ups, NSAI memberships, recording time. etc. at midnight to folks who sign-up, play and stay 'til midnight.Cancelled.
The purpose of the New Orleans Songwriters Festival is manyfold:
- Promote interaction between New Orleans and Louisiana-based writers and writers from around the world.
- Provide exposure for New Orleans and Louisiana-based writers and artists to music center publishers and A&R personnel.
- Promote interaction between New Orleans and Louisiana-based music industry people and businesses to their counterparts in major city music centers.
- Create an event that lends itself to national and international media exposure for New Orleans and Louisiana-based writers and artists.
- Provide a new source of performance opportunities for members of the New Orleans music community.
- Promote awareness of New Orleans and the Gulf Coast's reconstruction progress.
- Donate excess NOSF operating funds to charity to benefit New Orleans and Louisiana-based musicians.