You could call it Austin City Limits meets American Idol. If you’re in the Madison, Wisconsin area– my home turf– I’m representing the Madison Songwriters Guild in hosting a new monthly event that will combine a performer showcase with a revival of MSG’s popular Song Showdown into one songwriter extravaganza. It will be held on Wednesday, April 4 at 7:15 p.m at the Bourbon Street Grille, 6308 Metropolitan Lane in Monona. Performing with me as featured artists are MSG stalwarts Rich Baumann and Dave Schindele.
Following their performances will be the Song Showdown, a chance for MSG members to perform an original song in judged competition for prizes and the opportunity to return for a runoff of monthly Showdown winners at the beginning of next year. The Showdown is open only to MSG members, but anyone can join on the spot. This new event will be held the first Wednesday of each month at the Bourbon Street Grille, a friendly restaurant/bar with great N’awlins-style food.
If you wrote it, come and perform it! If you didn’t, come and give us a listen!