Welcome to San Rafael

Welcome to the 2017-18 Season!

The San Rafael Chapter location has moved to Yet Wah at 1238 4th St, San Rafael

Judges for February 2018:  Dennis Hagerty and Jesse Lee Kincaid.

Here you will find up to date information about what's going on in the WCS San Rafael location.  It's easy to find who to contact, where to go and when it's all happening!  If you need to reach us, please email the San Rafael Managers.

Please make sure that you membership is current. Take a photo of your membership card so you always have it with you. Non-members are ineligible to win.   RENEW MY MEMBERSHIP and enjoy all the perks including discounts, freebies and more.


  • FIRST Tuesday of the month
  • Location: Yet Wah 1238 Fourth Street, 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
  • CONTACT the San Rafael Managers


Monthly Awards:

  • Competitions run from October - August
  • The San Rafael PLAYOFFS are held in August
  • Playoff Winner has the opportunity to perform at the WCS Grand Finals held in late August
  • Grand Final Winner has the opportunity to perform at the WCS Annual Music Conference (24th September, 2016) in front of a house full of industry leaders, friends and family.

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

  • Best Song of the Month receives 3 complimentary recording hours at Allegiant Records.  Additionally, the winner has an invitation to compete in the Playoffs for Best Song of the Year and a chance to compete in the Finals. Additionally, Best song winner will be 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 wins Premium Artist Service Package, from Noisy Planet which includes hosting up to 20 songs, 5 photos, and your bio, plus they’ll distribute one album to iTunes, eMusic, Rhapsody, Amazon MP3, Napster and others. In addition you will receive 100 personalized promo cards promoting you as a featured artist on Noisy Planet.
  • 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 San Rafael 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. 


Monthly Winners

Best Song:  Sky Nelson-Isaacs “Let Love Run the Show” 
Best Performance: Emily Hamilton “Growing Green”

Best Song:  Emily Hamilton “Shoes Like Mine”
Best Performance: Liza Marie Sparks "The Immortal"

Best Song: Megan McLaughlin “Come On Up”
Best Performance:  The Complements “Lend a Hand”

Best Song: Mark Nichol "The Word"
Best Performance:  Jo D'Anna "Every Night"

San Rafael Sponsors

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San Rafael Location Photos 2017-18

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