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Here you will find up to date information about what's going on in the WCS Stockton Chapter.  It's easy to find who to contact, where to go and when it's all happening!  If you need to reach us, please follow the link below to email the Stockton Manager.

Please make sure that you membership is current.  Non-members are ineligible to win.   Sign me up to be a member or Renew My Membership!

Notes from the Stockton Managers: 

Our next event will be held on June 8th.    A Yamaha keyboard is furnished by our host, and electric hookups for your guitar or other instruments that can be connected to a amp. Thanks to our host, Whirlows Tossed and Grilled, for their continual support to local music and to our organization. 

Signups start at 6:30pm, with song competitions starting at 7pm and ending at 9pm.  There is no charge for attending or performing at our event and non-members are encouraged to attend.  Performances by non-members will be fitted into our event as time allows. 

Feel free to contact Al Atkins at:

Whirlows Tossed and Grilled
Miracle Mile
1926 Pacific Ave
Stockton, CA 95204

Songwriting Competitions:

  • Held the 2nd Monday of every month.
  • Competitions run from October - August.
  • The PLAYOFFS are held in late 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 (2nd weekend of September) in front of a house full of industry leaders, friends and family.
  • SIGN-UP: 7pm. 
  • Non-Members may only sign up if there is room after all members have signed up (Please note: Non Members are inelligible to win prizes).
  • Sponsored by: Noisy Planet and  Whirlow's Tossed and Grilled

Best Song and Best Performance winners receive:

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.

BEST SONG Winner also receives a $25.00 gift certificate from Whirlows

Song Screenings:

NOT held in Stockton at this time, but are open to any WCS Active member at our other locations.

  • Songs are played in the order submitted.
  • $5 cover charge.
  • Non-members welcome, but only WCS members may submit songs.  However, should you wish to join at the door, you will be able to participate the same evening.
  • Submit one song per person on CD with a typed lyric sheet showing member's name/address/phone attached to the back with a rubber band.
  • Deadline for CD submission is the sign-up closing time.
  • All songs are played in the room, with the music industry guest critiquing each song so that everyone can hear the song and his/her comments.
  • If interested, the guest will pick up the song for further consideration.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  Song Screenings are open to WCS Members Only.

Works in Progress:

Not held in Stockton at this time, but are open to any WCS Active member at our other locations.

Hosted by experienced songwriters, Works in Progress is an opportunity to receive constructive criticism on your finished or unfinished song.  Open only to WCS Members: FREE   However, join at the door and you can participate the same evening.

Social Mixers, Seminars, Workshops for all members to enjoy.....

WCS offers a number of social mixers throughout the year.  Come and join the fun, chat with friends, meet new friends and network in a very relaxed and enjoyable space.  We truly encourage our members to collaborate, support and build community spirit!

Come join us at the next All Chapter Event!


Whirlow's Restaurant
1926 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95204
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