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MISSISSIPPI SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL
​SEPTEMBER 18-21, 2014  -  DOWNTOWN OCEAN SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI
GRAND FINALE SUNDAY, SEPT. 21st  - 3PM TO 9PM
​Ocean Springs Plaza

In 2010, a group of local Mississippi Gulf Coast friends were jammin’ (as musicians often do) and lamented that there was no vehicle to allow songwriters to share their original music… and the Mississippi Songwriters’ Festival was born!   Now in our 5th big year, the Festival has grown into an impressive showcase of talent – including 15 to 20 professional songwriters (many from Nashville) who generously share their work by playing at a variety of local venues ​or teaching their craft in various workshops.  Held in the picturesque art-filled city of Ocean Springs, ​the Mississippi Songwriters’ Festival is a “feast for the ears”. ​True to our mission of remaining a non-profit organization, there is never a cover charge to enjoy the shows.  ​Check out the complete schedule and like us on Facebook for updates!

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AN OFFICIALLY SANCTIONED EVENT BY THE MS SONGWRITERS ALLIANCE

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H&H Chevron
Aruze Gaming
​L.R. Baggs
Lenny's Sub Shop
BSI Accounting Services
Boggy Branch Studio
Double Dee
The Julep Room
Kwitzky's Dugout

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NEW for 2014

September 20th
3pm to 5pm
​Mary C. O'Keefe Theatre

Thanks to our Sponsors, the Mississippi Songwriters' Festival is ​Proud to Offer the Following Events
FREE TO EVERYONE!

KICK OFF PARTY
Thursday, Sept. 18
6pm til ?
Boots N Spurs

SONGWRITER
WORKSHOP

Saturday, Sept 20
9am to 1pm

YOUTH SHOWCASE
Saturday, Sept 20
3pm to 5pm
​Mary C. O'Keefe Theatre

SONGWRITER PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE
Friday and Saturday - starting at 4p
Local & Pro Songwriters
Perform All Original Music
In Venues from Ocean Springs to Pascagoula

GOSPEL SHOWCASE
Sunday, Sept. 21
1:30pm to 3:30pm
In The Zone

    The Mississippi songwriters Association and The Mary C. O'Keefe Cultural Center of Arts and Education are proud to announce a Youth Showcase at the Mary C. O'Keefe Theatre from 3p to 5pm September 20th.  This showcase will highlight the extraordinary level of talent and songwriting in our area.  The talent level has increased over the last few years due in no small part to the access of a strong Mississippi Songwriter influence and educational opportunities.  This showcase will be hosted by Matt Hoggatt, who will also host a Youth Songwriter's  class one day per week at the Mary C. O'Keefe from September through the end of the school year.  If you or someone you know would like to be considered for this event, send your information to msayouthshowcase@gmail.com  For more information, email info@themaryc.org  Submissions will be accepted through Sept. 7, 2014. 

    The Mississippi Songwriters Festival, has given over $5,000 back to the youth in our community in education, cash scholarships and instruments to promote music, education, tourism and the preserve the musical history of this great state.