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 https://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 https://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 (https://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 (4+)

Original Song Circle-- VIRTUAL!

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PLEASE READ THROUGH TO THE END. Please read the "Virtual Rules" below as there are some important requirements in order for you to participate and for this to be effective. There will be no surprises if you read through.

If you are new, please make certain your meetup setting ALLOWS you to receive private messages as that is how I communicate initially. If you have it turned off, you WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RECEIVE MESSAGES AND I WILL REMOVE YOU FROM THE LIST TO ALLOW A WAITLISTED MEMBER TO ATTEND.

A) provide a draft of your song lyric sheet in a google doc one week prior in an email I will send directly to the group (via meetup) attending. This confirms your spot and intention to show up. If I don't receive it (or any communication as to why), then you automatically forfeit your spot and I will open it up to those on the waitlist, giving them time to make plans in order to participate.
B) you need to be able to perform it live OR have a recording of it that you can play over zoom. There is a way to share a recorded track through your computer in the program which is much more effective.
Tell us what you’d like critiques of and we’ll verbally discuss only what each writer would like to hear about. It's not up to anyone in the group to make value judgments on anyone's work (it's good, it's not good). We're here to consider our songs from where they're at, with respect to the artistic work we're helping to nurture and grow.

The event is limited to 8 people. You must stay for the duration of the event as you would if you came in person. After 8 have signed up, a ‘yes’ rsvp goes on a wait list, so please don't RSVP yes to hold a spot if it's only a 50-50 chance you'll make it. NO SHOWS AND LAST MINUTE CANCELS WILL NOT HAVE PRIORITY FOR FUTURE CIRCLES.

New people and all genres and levels of music are welcome!
Looking forward to hearing your beautiful songs.

Abby K

Showcase @ C & P Coffee [Roster FULL]

C & P Coffee Co

7:00 Carmen Ficarra

7:30 Royal Blunder (royalblunder.bandcamp.com)

8:00 Erik Christensen

8:30 Tom Humphreys (host)

C & P Coffee in West Seattle is our first live showcase back on the 2nd Friday of every month! Masks are required and performers are encouraged to bring their own microphone.

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:


Since 2003 C & P Coffee Company has been building friendships around community and coffee. They proudly serve Lighthouse Roasters fine coffees as well as a rotating selection of beer and wine. They offer locally sourced baked goods including vegan and wheat free options.


Sound check and back lining gear is at 6:30 p.m.

Each performer plays for about 25 minutes.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and support even if you aren't performing. It should be a great evening!

Monthly Showcase @ Soulfood Coffeehouse [Roster FULL]

Soulfood Books and Cafe

6:00 Erin McMillin (@oversherin on Instagram)

6:30 Joytaeko (@joytaeko on Instagram)

7:00 Mr Primitive (mrprimitivemusic.com)

7:30 Chris Klimecky (host) (chrisklimecky.com)

SoulFood Coffeehouse has a cozy performance space and our members showcase there on the 3rd Friday of every month.

Organic coffee, treats, incense, books, a reading area for the kids, and an overall uplifting vibe. More info here:


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: songwritersinseattle.com/showcases.

Sound check and back lining gear is at 5:30 p.m.

Each performer plays for about 25 minutes. Soulfood has a good stage, PA system, and lights.

Everyone is encouraged to attend and support even if you aren't performing. It should be a great evening!

Songwriters in Seattle Monthly Meetup [VIRTUAL]

Online event

This is the monthly networking and introduction meeting, the perfect place to meet new and experienced songwriters. Come introduce yourself to fellow lyricists and composers and find a rich community of peers and mentors.

This is currently a Zoom/online event. The link will be in the event information here once you RSVP "going".

Everyone is encouraged to introduce themselves and share a song as well as learn more about Songwriters in Seattle and the events that we sponsor. Get to know the talent and personalities of the members of SiS through their music!

See you there!

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Showcase @ Couth Buzzard [Roster FULL]

Couth Buzzard Espresso Buono

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