What we're about

We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization consisting of Greater Seattle area songwriters and musicians who hold events that foster creative development, collaboration, music education, and performance! We range in experience from those just trying their hand at songwriting to seasoned professionals. If you are looking for collaboration, promotion, live performances, increasing your skills, or just meeting other friendly local talent, come see what we have to offer and find out how your skills can benefit your fellow musicians! All lyricists, musicians, and songwriters of all levels and styles are welcome to join.

- If you are new to the group or want to find out more info about us before joining, we recommend you read the FAQ on our website at www.songwritersinseattle.com/about/faq

- If you are looking for a place to post and promote your live performances, please join our affiliate Meetup group "Fans of Live Music in Seattle" at www.meetup.com/fansoflivemusicinseattle

- If you're interested in the recording and producing side of making music, we would encourage you to join our affiliate Meetup group "Seattle/Tacoma Digital Audio Recording & Production" at www.meetup.com/seatacproducers

Our general intro and networking meeting takes place on the third Monday of each month and many other events occur throughout the month. Please see our event calendar (www.meetup.com/songwritersinseattle/events/calendar) for details and a list of the entire month's schedule of events. Also check out our website at: www.songwritersinseattle.com

We hope to see you at our next event and welcome you to Songwriters in Seattle!

Upcoming events (5+)

Showcase @ The Den [Roster Full]

The Den Coffee House & Cafe

6:30 Joshua Blatman (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCyDPpKeSGlDVq2k35_GsWMA) 7:00 Doug DeJoe 7:30 Larry Byers (www.larrybyers.com) 8:00 Russ Lorenzini (host) (www.reverbnation.com/russlorenzini) The Den Coffeehouse in Bothell hosts our showcase on the 3rd Saturday of every month. The show ends at 8:30 with The Den management reserving the right to close early if there is no audience aside from the performers. Please promote the show and encourage people to stay so we don't get cut off! Sound check and back lining gear is at 6:00 p.m. Each performer plays for about 25 minutes. The Den has a good stage, PA system, and lights. Extra parking at the pawn shop across the street. www.thedencoffeeshop.com Everyone is encouraged to attend and support even if you aren't performing. It should be a great evening! A Yes RSVP to this meetup will not put you on the performance roster. To reserve a performance slot for any future showcase, please submit the form at: www.songwritersinseattle.com/showcases

Themed Songwriting Challenge

Mercer Island Library

THE THEME FOR JULY 2019 IS: A place you've never lived. Themed Songwriting Challenge is a monthly event. We'll announce a theme each month, 4 weeks ahead of time. During the month leading up to the challenge, you'll have a chance to write a song based (perhaps loosely) on that theme. At the actual meetup, we'll go in a circle and perform the songs we've written. If we end up with extra time at the end, we'll go around again and people can share some other song of theirs if they like! ---- ABOUT THE VENUE The July meetup will be at the Mercer Island Public Library. The library is wheelchair accessible, and the room we'll be in has a piano available. We'll also have speakers available for you to plug in a phone and play something recorded if you like. Note that venues vary for this meetup depending on library availability, which varies a lot in King County. ---- HERE'S HOW IT WORKS Welcome to Themed Songwriting Challenge! When your turn comes around, please: 1. Introduce yourself and your song (Name, song title, anything else you’d like to add) 2. Tell us what kind of feedback you’re looking for, if any: * No feedback * Encouragement * Critique: music, performance, lyrics, or some combination This is your time and we’re here to give you whatever will be helpful for you. There’s no pressure to ask for any particular kind of feedback, or any feedback at all. 3. Perform your song! (You can perform live or use the speakers and/or laptop to play a recording.) When giving feedback: * Limit your feedback to what the performer asked for * Critique the work, not the artist * Good critique helps make the work the best version of itself that it can be

SiS Open Mic @ The Den

The Den Coffee House & Cafe

This open mic is on the Fourth Saturday of each month. Sign up starts at 6:00 pm, music starts at 6:30 pm, and we wrap up at 8:30 pm. If very few people show up, The Den reserves the right to close early. Performers will get 2-3 songs each depending on how many people sign up. Good PA, monitors, stage, and lights. Additional parking is available across the street at DJ's. ORIGINAL MUSIC ONLY. The Den does not have a BMI/ASCAP license and requests that we only do our own songs.

Showcase @ Grumpy D's [Roster Full]

Grumpy D's Coffee House

2:00 Mitra Aithal 2:30 Compost means no plastic 3:00 Anna Eisch (https://open.spotify.com/artist/5MYYasUECYozwr6cSGP7JM) 3:30 Brian Straub (Host) (https://braintwang.bandcamp.com/) Grumpy D's Coffeehouse in Ballard hosts our newest showcase on the last Sunday of every month. Sound check and back lining gear is at 1:30 p.m. Each performer plays for about 25 minutes. www.grumpydsballard.com Everyone is encouraged to attend and support even if you aren't performing. It should be a great evening! A Yes RSVP to this meetup will not put you on the performance roster. To reserve a performance slot for any future showcase, please submit the form at: www.songwritersinseattle.com/showcases

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Songwriters in Seattle Monthly Meetup [Couth Buzzard]

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