Previous events

Sep20

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

West Coast Songwriters 38th Annual Music Conference

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General's Residence, Fort Mason, 1 Fort Mason, San Francisco, CA 94109

he 2018 Conference will be held on Saturday, September 8th and Sunday the 9th at the General's Residence, Fort Mason. With a special kick-off social event Friday night the 7th in the BRISTOL BAR at the Holiday Inn and the Wharf, 1300 Columbus Ave., San Francisco., it’s your chance to meet fellow conference attendees as well as the many and varied industry leaders instructing the full weekend of seminars. Our “UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL” event means just that – industry leaders are always available to chat throughout the weekend to musicians, media and those interested in a career in the music industry.

Few music conferences provide such an intimate setting for networking with prominent industry guests. Saturday and Sunday attendees are provided the rare opportunity to

participate in one-on-one consultations with industry leaders at the top of their game, develop networking opportunities, attend songwriting seminars, learn about the latest industry standards, attend legal workshops, participate in voice coaching, sound quality & stage presence lessons, have lyrics reviewed, participate in song screenings and performance showcases.

There are so many seminars and individual consultations that it is practically impossible to pick and choose which to attend. And it doesn’t end there! Saturday evening enjoy a beautiful sunset concert with the three grand finalists from the yearlong songwriters competitions held in over 12 locations. These finalists have the rare opportunity to perform in front of more than 60 music industry professionals, looking to sign new bands, musicians and songwriters. This year the Sunset Concert will be in the Ballroom

This is a weekend to prepare for; bring your bio/photos and CD’s and promote yourself amongst the accessible, leading industry guests; meet new friends and forge new relationships to further your music career.

The 2018 Conference will be WCS's 39th Anniversary and the longest running continuous music conference of it's kind in the world.

West Coast Songwriters GRAND FINALS

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

Tonight come celebrate the BEST SONG winners from all locations who are competing for BEST SONG OF THE YEAR and a chance to perform at the WCS Music Conference, Sunset Concert in front of a house full of industry leaders.

Tickets $21 in advance or $23 at the door.

Aug15

Petaluma Songwriter's Competition Playoffs

Aquus Cafe, 189 H Street, Petaluma CA

Best Song Winners from the current season will compete for a place at the Grand Finals in Berkeley on August 24th. 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.

Sacramento Songwriters PLAYOFF!

Nicholson’s MusiCafe, 632 East Bidwell St., Folsom, CA

Tonight the monthly Best Song winners at the Sacramento location will compete for the Sacramento Best Song of the Year.

Winner of the Sacramento Best Song of the Year will compete on August 24th against all the other WCS location winners for a chance to showcase at the Annual Music Conference in front of a house full of industry leaders.

Aug13

Stockton Songwriters PlayOff!

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

Tonight the monthly Best Song winners at the Stockton location will compete for the Stockton Best Song of the Year.

Winner of the Stockton Best Song of the Year will compete on August 24th against all the other WCS location winners for a chance to showcase at the Annual Music Conference in front of a house full of industry leaders.

Aug13

Vallejo Songwriters Competition Playoffs

Empress Theatre, 330 Virginia St., Vallejo, CA

The Vallejo Payoffs are for winners of Best Song from the current season. Winners will compete for a spot at the Grand Finals at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley on Friday, August 24th.

The 2017-2018 monthly song winners will compete for "Best Song Of The Year", from the Vallejo Chapter, and will represent the Vallejo Chapter at the Freight and Salvage in Berkeley, CA on August 24th, 2018 at THE GRAND FINALS.

We will have one winner and one alternate. If for any reason the 2018 Vallejo Chapter Finalist can not make it to THE GRAND FINALS, the alternate will take their place:

Chris Hanson “My Heart, Head & Hunger” Jim Duncan "The Bully" Hannah Wolff "Fierce Sky Nelson "I'll Be There for You" Jay Gottlieb "Never the Sea" Megan McLaughlin "Steady My Love" JourneyDay Music "Something About You"

Our winner will not only move to the Grand Finals to represent Vallejo Chapter, they win a Fishman amp Artist Series (donated anonymously) and an eclectic/acoustic Uke by Luna with one month free lessons (donated by Brad Sears of Consumer Music).

Aug8

Napa Songwriters Competition Playoffs

Capp Heritage Deco Lounge Wine Tasting Room , 1245 1st St, Napa, CA 94559

Best Song Winners from the current season will compete for a place at the Grand Finals in Berkeley on August 24th. 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.

San Rafael Songwriters Competition Playoffs

Yet Wah, 1238 4th St., San Rafael, CA 94901

This event is for the winners of Best Song from the current season. Our new season begins in October. 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.

Sign up at 6:30pm. Bring 2 sets of your lyrics for the judges

Aug6

Cotati Songwriters Competition Playoffs

Redwood Cafe, 8240 Redwood Highway, Cotati, CA

Cotati Song of the Year winner will open at The Mystic is Friday, August 10th!

Best Song Winners from the current season will compete for a place at the Grand Finals in Berkeley on August 24th (plus the opening slot at the Mystic). 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.

Redwood City Competition Playoff!

Angelica's, 863 Main Street, Redwood City

Tonight the monthly Best Song winners at the Redwood City location will compete for the Redwood City Best Song of the Year.

Winner of the Redwood City Best Song of the Year will compete on August 24th against all the other WCS location winners for a chance to showcase at the Annual Music Conference in front of a house full of industry leaders.

San Francisco Songwriters Competition PLAYOFFS

Bazaar Cafe, 5927 California Street, San Francisco, CA

This event is for the winners of Best Song from the current season, 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.

Jul19

Salinas Songwriter's Competition

Downtown Book & Sound, 222 Main St, Salinas

Location: Downtown Book & Sound, 222 Main St., Salinas SIGN-UP: 6:30 pm. Start time: 7 pm.
Be sure to invite your friends. Audience encouraged. WCS Members compete for a spot in the Salinas Playoffs in July

Petaluma Songwriters Competition

Aquus Cafe, 189 H Street, Petaluma CA

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.