Previous events

Jan17

Salinas Songwriter's Competition

Downtown Book & Sound, 222 Main St, Salinas

SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm.
Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current. Have a photo of your membership card on your cell phone for ease Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Managers: Trisha and Jeannie THIS MONTH's SPONSOR: Mars Recording Studios, 245 Owl Ridge Way, Aptos, CA · (831) 688-8435

CANCELLED Petaluma Songwriter's Competition

Aqus Cafe, 189 H St, Petaluma, CA 94952

CANCELLED January due to weather 3rd Wednesday of the month starting Oct 19, 2016

Location: Aqus Cafe, 189 H St Petaluma, CA SIGN-UP: Start time 7:00PM Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting) Managers - Dave Hamilton & Jay Gottlieb CONTACT THE PETALUMA MANAGERS SONGWRITING COMPETITION RULES

SONGWRITING COMPETITION PRIZES

There are 2 winners of the Songwriting Competition each month, Best Song and Best Performance.

Best Song of the Month will be on theWCS YouTube Channel as a featured artist. Video file (not YouTube link), song title, location and short blurb with link to website/facebook should be provided to ali@westcoastsongwriters.org Best Performance of the Month A member can win Best Song Of The Month and Best Performance Of The Month twice during a season (with different songs) in each WCS Location. Playoffs are in July to determine Petaluma Best Song Of The Year. In August, the winners of Best Song of the Year from every WCS Location compete at the Finals for WCS Best Song of the Year. Three winners are chosen to perform at the annual WCS Conference in September.
Jan15

Palo Alto Songwriter's Competition

MidPeninsula Media Center, 900 San Antonio Rd., Palo Alto, CA

3rd Tuesday of each Month the Mid Pen Media Center, 900 San Antonio Rd. Palo Alto Reserve your place and pay in advance by going to the STORE on the WCS Website. (You will receive confirmation by email) Limited to 12 spots only one song per person)...songs must be radio edits. Walk-in sign-up closes at 7PM (priority given to pre-registered PAID members) Pre-Registered check-in from 6:45-7:00 pm (Priority given to prepaid members) Cost: $20 (members only) - Cost is for use of TV studio. Audience FREE - and strongly encouraged. Donations to WCS are greatly accepted Please make sure that your membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Make 3 copies of your song lyric sheet for the judges to review. Please include your name, contact info is optional.

Jan14

Stockton Songwriter's Competition

Whirlow's Tossed & Grill, 1926 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA

SIGN-UP: 6:30pm event begins at 7pm Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that your membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Manager Al Atkins

Jan14

Vallejo Songwriter's Competition

Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St., Vallejo, CA

2nd Monday of the month Location: The Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St., Vallejo SIGN-UP: 6:30PM. Start time 7:30PM Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that your membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Managers - Liza Marie Sparks, John Todd, Jay Gottlieb

Davis Songwriter's Competition

Watermellon Music, 1970 Lake Blvd, Suite 1, Davis, CA 95616

Second Monday of every month Location: Watermellon Music 1970 Lake Blvd, Suite 1, Davis CA 95616 SIGN-UP: 6:30pm event begins at 7pm Performers Guests and public free. Technical Suppport: Mellon Music Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)

Jan9

San Jose Songwriter's Competition

Art Boutiki, 44 Race Street, San Jose

Normally the first Wednesday of the month except January Location: ArtBoutiki  44 Race St., San Jose SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm.   Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged and please grab something to eat to help support the venue. Please make sure that you membership is current. Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)   Managers Iari Melchor and Pete Sommer

Jan8

San Rafael Songwriters Competition

Yet Wah!, 1238 4th St., San Rafael, CA 94901

SIGN-UP: 6:30pm. Start time: 7:00 pm. No Cover Small stage with a Mackie 408s FR Sound System, 88 Key Kurtzweil Digital piano Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Bring 2 sets of your lyrics for the judges Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Sponsored by: Noisy Planet and Allegiant Records. Manager Margeaux De Nador

Jan7

Cotati Songwriter's Competition

Redwood Cafe, 8240 Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA

1st Monday of the month Location: Redwood Cafe, 8240 Old Redwood Highway SIGN-UP: 6:30PM. Start time 7:00PM Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Manager - Jan White

Jan2

Portland Songwriter's Competition

Spinella's Off the Wall, 436 North Main Ave., Gresham OR 97030

The Portland chapter is a vital resource to songwriters living not only in the Portland area, but also in the northwest. Our monthly Performing Songwriter Showcase offers our members the opportunity to not only share and perform their songs with their peers and community, but to also share in monthly workshops that vary in topic and discussion. Our monthly events are always free to our members, and allow them to showcase their songs at one of the finest listening rooms in the Portland area.

SONGWRITER COMPETITION INFORMATION

FIRST Sunday of the month EXCEPT October, November & February Location: Spinella's Off the Wall 436 N Main Ave, Gresham, OR TIme: 5pm Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting) CONTACT the Portland Managers

SONGWRITING COMPETITION RULES

Songwriting Competition Prizes

There are 2 winners of the Songwriting Competition each month, Best Song and Best Performance.

Best Song of the Month will receive Song Critiques from Buffalo Roadhouse Music; Additionally, Best Song will be posted on the WCS YouTube Channel as a featured artist. Video file (not YouTube link), song title, location and short blurb with link to website/facebook should be provided to ali@westcoastsongwriters.org Best Performance of the Month will receive Performance/Vocal Coaching from Perfect Harmony Music Lessons A member can win Best Song Of The Month and Best Performance Of The Month twice during a season (with different songs) in each WCS Location. Playoffs are in July to determine Portland Best Song Of The Year. In August, the winners of Best Song of the Year from every WCS Location compete at the Finals for WCS Best Song of the Year. Three winners are chosen to perform at the annual WCS Conference in September.
Dec20

Salinas Songwriter's Competition

Downtown Book & Sound, 222 Main St, Salinas

SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm.
Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current. Have a photo of your membership card on your cell phone for ease Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Managers: Trisha and Jeannie THIS MONTH's SPONSOR: Mars Recording Studios, 245 Owl Ridge Way, Aptos, CA · (831) 688-8435

Davis Songwriter's Competition

Watermellon Music, 1970 Lake Blvd, Suite 1, Davis, CA 95616

Second Monday of every month Location: Watermellon Music 1970 Lake Blvd, Suite 1, Davis CA 95616 SIGN-UP: 6:30pm event begins at 7pm Performers Guests and public free. Technical Suppport: Mellon Music Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)

Dec10

Stockton Songwriter's Competition

Whirlow's Tossed & Grill, 1926 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA

SIGN-UP: 6:30pm event begins at 7pm Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that your membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Manager Al Atkins

Online Songscreening

Online

Nashville publisher Steve Bloch will screen songs online Sunday December 9th starting at 2pm. WCS members can submit one song including lyrics. Song must be submitted by December 5th. The link and screening details will be sent to you in advance of the event. Bio: Nashville consultant, publisher and songplugger Steve Bloch has been listening to music in this town for over two decades and is known for having a great and honest ear. He is the founder of Southern Cow Music, and Writer Zone Music, LLC, and currently consults for Demolition Music Publishing. He also listens for Doug Johnson, creative head of Black River Entertainment, whose artists include Kelsea Ballerini, Craig Morgan, Jacob Davis, and Abby Anderson, among others. Members email your one song to info@westcoastsongwriters.org and paste your lyric into the body of your email.

Dec3

Cotati Songwriter's Competition

Redwood Cafe, 8240 Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA

1st Monday of the month Location: Redwood Cafe, 8240 Old Redwood Highway SIGN-UP: 6:30PM. Start time 7:00PM Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Manager - Jan White

Dec2

Portland Songwriter's Competition

Spinella's Off the Wall, 436 North Main Ave., Gresham OR 97030

The Portland chapter is a vital resource to songwriters living not only in the Portland area, but also in the northwest. Our monthly Performing Songwriter Showcase offers our members the opportunity to not only share and perform their songs with their peers and community, but to also share in monthly workshops that vary in topic and discussion. Our monthly events are always free to our members, and allow them to showcase their songs at one of the finest listening rooms in the Portland area.

SONGWRITER COMPETITION INFORMATION

FIRST Sunday of the month EXCEPT October, November & February Location: Spinella's Off the Wall 436 N Main Ave, Gresham, OR TIme: 5pm Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting) CONTACT the Portland Managers

SONGWRITING COMPETITION RULES

Songwriting Competition Prizes

There are 2 winners of the Songwriting Competition each month, Best Song and Best Performance.

Best Song of the Month will receive Song Critiques from Buffalo Roadhouse Music; Additionally, Best Song will be posted on the WCS YouTube Channel as a featured artist. Video file (not YouTube link), song title, location and short blurb with link to website/facebook should be provided to ali@westcoastsongwriters.org Best Performance of the Month will receive Performance/Vocal Coaching from Perfect Harmony Music Lessons A member can win Best Song Of The Month and Best Performance Of The Month twice during a season (with different songs) in each WCS Location. Playoffs are in July to determine Portland Best Song Of The Year. In August, the winners of Best Song of the Year from every WCS Location compete at the Finals for WCS Best Song of the Year. Three winners are chosen to perform at the annual WCS Conference in September.
Nov27

Redwood City Songwriter's Competition

ANGELICA'S, 863 Main Street, Redwood City

SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm. House PA and Keyboard (Casio 88 weighted) available.
Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current. Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Sound and co-managers Pete Sommer & KJ Smith

Petaluma Songwriters Competition

Aqus Cafe, 189 H St, Petaluma, CA 94952

There are 2 winners of the Songwriting Competition each month, Best Song and Best Performance. Prizes are awarded at each location along with an invitation to compete in the Location Playoffs for Best Song of the Year. Year end location winner competes at the Grand Finals in August for a chance to perform at the Annual Music Conference in front of a house full of industry leaders and fellow attendees.

Nov15

Salinas Songwriter's Competition

Downtown Book & Sound, 222 Main St, Salinas

SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm.
Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current. Have a photo of your membership card on your cell phone for ease Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Managers: Trisha and Jeannie THIS MONTH's SPONSOR: Mars Recording Studios, 245 Owl Ridge Way, Aptos, CA · (831) 688-8435