South Louisiana Songwriters Festival and Workshop (SOLO) is a unique event that combines the intimate, intensive, and creative songwriting process with a public-facing festival. Writers will collaborate for four days starting May 22nd, then debut their creations over the next two days of the festival. In addition to playing and singing these works, artists will let the audience in on their processes, thoughts, and inspirations. SOLO is a true behind-the-scenes look at the “stories behind the stories.”
The SOLO workshop has partnered with the Buddy Holly Educational Foundation to bring professional, aspiring, and local writers together for four days of mentoring, creating, and collaborating.
The SOLO festival will showcase many of the writers who participated in the workshop. Writers will debut the songs they have written during the workshop. Artists will perform individually and with their workshop collaborators. SOLO will also feature top local, national, and international writers.
SOLO’s goal is to bring writers together to find inspiration not only from each other, but also from the rich, soulful, and authentic vibe that is South Louisiana. Its purpose is to bring artists, music lovers, and industry professionals together to ignite Lafayette’s creative scene – to make Lafayette known not only for its heritage, but also for its deep pool of musical talent, engineers, and studios, all capable of inspiring and creating music that is relevant now and into the future.
Find out more and purchase your admission at http://www.solosongwriters.com/.
The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation
The mission of The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation is to honor Buddy’s legacy as well as to make Buddy and Maria Elena Holly’s dream of extending musical education, including songwriting, production, arranging, orchestration, and performance, to new generations regardless of income or ethnicity or learning levels. We will empower a new generation to follow in Buddy’s footsteps. Learn more at TBHEF.com.