Previous events

San Jose Songwriter's Competition

Art Boutiki, 44 Race Street, San Jose

Normally the first Wednesday of the month EXCEPT NOVEMBER! November's event will be November 14th Location: ArtBoutiki  44 Race St., San Jose SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm.   Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged and please grab something to eat to help support the venue. Please make sure that you membership is current. Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)   Managers Iari Melchor and Pete Sommer

Nov12

Vallejo Songwriter's Competition

Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St., Vallejo, CA

2nd Monday of the month Location: The Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St., Vallejo SIGN-UP: 6:30PM. Start time 7:30PM Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Managers - Liza Marie Sparks, John Todd, Jay Gottlieb

Nov12

Stockton Songwriter's Competition

Whirlow's Tossed & Grill, 1926 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA

SIGN-UP: 6:30pm event begins at 7pm Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that your membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Manager Al Atkins

Davis Songwriter's Competition

Watermellon Music, 1970 Lake Blvd, Suite 1, Davis, CA 95616

Second Monday of every month Location: Watermellon Music 1970 Lake Blvd, Suite 1, Davis CA 95616 SIGN-UP: 6:30pm event begins at 7pm Performers Guests and public free. Technical Suppport: Mellon Music Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)

Portland Song Competition

Spinella's Off the Wall, 436 North Main Ave., Gresham OR 97030

The Portland chapter is a vital resource to songwriters living not only in the Portland area, but also in the northwest. Our monthly Performing Songwriter Showcase offers our members the opportunity to not only share and perform their songs with their peers and community, but to also share in monthly workshops that vary in topic and discussion. Our monthly events are always free to our members, and allow them to showcase their songs at one of the finest listening rooms in the Portland area.

SONGWRITER COMPETITION INFORMATION

FIRST Sunday of the month except OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND FEBURARY Location: Spinella's Off the Wall 436 N Main Ave, Gresham, OR TIme: 5pm Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting) CONTACT the Portland Managers

SONGWRITING COMPETITION RULES

Songwriting Competition Prizes

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

Best Song of the Month will receive Song Critiques from Buffalo Roadhouse Music; Additionally, Best Song will be posted 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 will receive Performance/Vocal Coaching from Perfect Harmony Music Lessons 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 Portland 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.
Nov6

San Rafael Songwriter's Competition

Yet Wah!, 1238 4th St., 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. Manager Margeaux De Nador

Nov5

Cotati Songwriter's Competition

Redwood Cafe, 8240 Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA

1st Monday of the month Location: Redwood Cafe, 8240 Old Redwood Highway SIGN-UP: 6:30PM. Start time 7:00PM Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Manager - Jan White

SESSION FULL - Online Screening with Rodney Gordy

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Online

SESSION FULL! Director of Licensing Spirit Production Music Group, a TV and Film placement company, will screen songs on Thursday, November 1st starting at 5PM. Songs MUST be submitted by October 26th. WCS Members only can send one song by email. Include lyrics in the body of your email. We will send you login information in advance of the event.

Rodney is the Director of Licensing at Spirit Production Music in Studio City, CA. With over 150,000 tracks of music, Spirit Production Music and its sister company, The Music Collective, have placed music in and/or music supervised hundreds of hours of feature films, commercials and scripted and unscripted programming. Notable feature films include Spiderman: Homecoming , Girls Trip, Despicable Me 2, Wolverine and The Dark Knight and popular TV shows include Wahlbergers, Brooklyn 99, The Big Bang Theory and Scandal in addition to numerous national commercials and web programs. Rodney is a graduate of the University of Michigan and started his career at the legendary, and family owned, Motown Records Corp.

Oct30

Redwood City Songwriter's Competition

ANGELICA'S, 863 Main Street, Redwood City

SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm. House PA and Keyboard (Casio 88 weighted) available.
Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current. Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Sound and co-managers Pete Sommer & KJ Smith

Oct22

Berkeley Songwriter's Competition

Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA

SIGN-UP: 7pm. Start time: 7:30 pm. Tickets $7 in advance; $9 at the door If you join or renew the night of the competition, admission fee is waived, let them know at the door you are joining instead of buying a ticket. Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)

Oct18

Salinas Songwriter's Competition

Downtown Book & Sound, 222 Main St, Salinas

SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm.
Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current. Have a photo of your membership card on your cell phone for ease Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Managers: Trisha and Jeannie

Petaluma Songwriters Competition

Aqus Cafe, 189 H St, Petaluma, CA 94952

There are 2 winners of the Songwriting Competition each month, Best Song and Best Performance. Prizes are awarded at each location along with an invitation to compete in the Location Playoffs for Best Song of the Year. Year end location winner competes at the Grand Finals in August for a chance to perform at the Annual Music Conference in front of a house full of industry leaders and fellow attendees.

Portland Song Competition

Spinella's Off the Wall, 436 North Main Ave., Gresham OR 97030

The Portland chapter is a vital resource to songwriters living not only in the Portland area, but also in the northwest. Our monthly Performing Songwriter Showcase offers our members the opportunity to not only share and perform their songs with their peers and community, but to also share in monthly workshops that vary in topic and discussion. Our monthly events are always free to our members, and allow them to showcase their songs at one of the finest listening rooms in the Portland area.

SONGWRITER COMPETITION INFORMATION

FIRST Sunday of the month EXCEPT OCTOBER, NOVEMBER AND FEBRUARY Location: Spinella's Off the Wall 436 N Main Ave, Gresham, OR TIme: 5pm Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting) CONTACT the Portland Managers

SONGWRITING COMPETITION RULES

Songwriting Competition Prizes

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

Best Song of the Month will receive Song Critiques from Buffalo Roadhouse Music; Additionally, Best Song will be posted 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 will receive Performance/Vocal Coaching from Perfect Harmony Music Lessons 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 Portland 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.
Oct8

Stockton Songwriter's Competition

Whirlow's Tossed & Grill, 1926 Pacific Ave, Stockton, CA

SIGN-UP: 6:30pm event begins at 7pm Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that your membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Manager Al Atkins

Oct2

San Rafael Songwriter's Competition

Yet Wah!, 1238 4th St., 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. Manager Margeaux De Nador

Oct1

Cotati Songwriter's Competition

Redwood Cafe, 8240 Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA

1st Monday of the month Location: Redwood Cafe, 8240 Old Redwood Highway SIGN-UP: 6:30PM. Start time 7:00PM Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. Please make sure that you membership is current (Smartphone photo of card is OK) Non-members are ineligible to win (but can perform, time permitting)
Manager - Jan White