Welcome and thanks for taking the journey with us! Let the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival introduce you to the songwriters who create the songs that inspire our daily lives. Songs create moods that can put smiles on your faces or tears in your eyes. There are so many emotions that live within us each and every day that a song sometimes has a way of healing. Hear the stories that inspired the birth of these songs. You will be surprised to learn that the artist on the radio might not be the songwriter. The variety of songwriters is as different as the grains of sand that cover our beautiful pristine beaches. Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival is your chance to meet the writers and hear the stories behind the songs. Like the marriage between the lyrics and the melody of a song, the marriage between the beautiful white sands of Pensacola Beach and the songwriters make this the perfect combination to kick back and enjoy Pensacola Beach October 2 – 5!
The Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival celebrates the creators of the music! Our mission is to bring awareness to the general public. We appeal to all genres of music and endorse both professional and amateur songwriters. Music education is an important part of our Festival. One of our goals is to bring the songwriters into the classroom to provide instruction and mentoring about the art of music.
These few days will give you the opportunities to not only hear the songs that you've danced to and fallen in love to, but also to meet and greet the songwriters that made it all possible.
A Special Songwriters Edition of Studio Amped featuring songwriters from the Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival will be taped on Friday, October 3 at WSRE’s Jean and Paul Amos Performance Studio on the campus of Pensacola State College. The public is invited to be a part of the studio audience and admission is free. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the concert will start at 7 p.m.. The show will air on WSRE at a later date. Songwriters will perform their songs made famous by well known recording artists. Appearing on this year’s show are Jim McBride, Mike Loudermilk and Alan Rhody.
Saturday, October 4 … 9am-noon Ever’man Educational Community Center … 315 W. Garden Street Downtown
Songwriters Workshop presented by Global Songwriters Connection. Come learn about the art of songwriting from the pros. Beginners to advanced songwriters will benefit from this workshop. $30 admission. Make reservations on line in advance. Walk-ins welcome.
“Ten Tools to Make Your Song Sing!” - There are songwriting tips and tools that help songwriters maximize their opportunities of writing a better song every time they sit down to write. They are used every day on Music Row! This class is designed not only to tell you about these tools but to show you how to use them in your songs!
Music industry professional, career coach, mentor, motivational speaker and teacher, Sheree’ Spoltore’ is known as a songwriter’s best friend. Sheree’s career purpose and passion is encouraging, equipping and empowering songwriters of all genres to be at their personal best. Sheree’s personalized mentoring services provide singers, songwriters, and artists at every level industry connections and an individualized “how-to” plan to reach the next step. Whether it is song crafting, career or artist development, Sheree’s mentoring services are all provided with an intuitive eye for personal songwriter development first.
Her mission is for your dreams to find direction through her extensive knowledge and experience in the music industry.
For the 2014 Pensacola Beach Songwriters’ Festival, we welcome back many of last year’s songwriters along with several new arrivals. You’re sure to hear songs you are familiar with, along with some new favorites. Check out the schedule by Stages and make your plans to attend!