Dade_twIt’s upon us- The Southport Songwriter Festival with the mission of “Building Community one One Song at a Time,” ScreenDoor Songwriter Alliance presents a week of special music events in small venues April 18 -24, hosting 75 professional and touring songwriters from 10 states. Tickets are available at Ricky Evans Gallery in Southport or online through the website, and can be purchased a Full Access  All-event pass (8 events, 7 days – $100) or by individual event.




April 18 – Songwriter workshop Presented by Eliza Gilkyson, co-facilitated by Louisa Branscomb


April 18 – Songwriters in the Round: A Nashville Style Songwriter in the Round Concert with Eliza, Louisa, Teresa Neal (Austin), and others – $20, Frying Pan Restaurant7 pm


April 22 – Full Moon Blues by the Bay – Southport Marina $20


April 23 – Front Porch Song Stroll – 30 Songwriters from 7 states appearing on historic porches and yards in Southport, a guided tour of music – 1 to 5. $25.00 *** Meet at Kiosk at noon at 302 S Caswell Ave.


April 23 – Premier Concert –  In a festival within the festival, hear 5 Internationally known multi-award winning Songwriters and their bands: CLAIRE LYNCH, MISSY RAINES, LOUISA BRANSCOMB, JEANETTE WILLIAMS, JOHNNY WILLIAMS in a special, intimate concert by the water under the big tent at the Marina: Hear the best of the best! In a personalized setting by the water. 7pm $40


April 24 – Songs of the Spirit: Inspirational Music to provide the grand finale for the week, Southport Community Building, 1 – 5 pm $15


JOIN US TO BRING BACK THE FRONT PORCH and the shared art of listeners and artists up close and personal. Over 300 folks in our community have given of their time and resources to make this all volunteer event possible. We will celebrate with diversity in genres, cultures, and young and old performers, including students from Louisa Branscomb’s Songwriting in the Schools program. Won’t you join in the fun?


Other highlights are Listen Up Brunswick’s Sunday Matinee with Eliza Gilkyson on April 18th at 3pm at Odell Williamson Auditorium, and our Open Mic Thursday April 21 6-9:30 with Jeremy Truett at the Southport Community Building! Sign up to play an original song online.

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