Songs On The Bayou Songwriters Festival in Morgan City, LA,( in association with 3rd Street Songwriters Festival in Baton Rouge and Cypress Sawmill Festival in Patterson) is an exciting 10 day event of music, culture, and entertainment highlighting our unique Bayou experience to songwriters and music lovers across the country, as well as accenting the local music scene. A ten day event, April 5-15, 2018, Songs On The Bayou will offer Bayou Sunset Pickin’ Parties, a Fais-Do-Do, Workshops, Conference, Swamp Tours and multiple Featured Songwriter shows all across Morgan City and surrounding areas. Featuring LHTMS Artists, Nashville Hit Songwriters, Outlaw Country Legends, Jazz and Blues Specialists, and Featured Writers from multiple Songwriting Festivals in the country, along with rising talent in the Country, Blues, Cajun, Zydeco, Outlaw Country and Americana Genres. Over 100 performers! This will be ten days of Bayou fun, music magic, and camaraderie and an experience of a lifetime!
Music transmutes all boundaries and creates a connection and community of Spirit. With Morgan City, LA being the headquarters location of our National Last Honky Tonk Music Series, our intent is to build a “national music hometown”, thereby fostering this connectivity and inspiring a culture of positive influence. Our end goal is to see a thriving city filled with live music venues and various creative outlets for our residents, support for our own local area musicians and programs for our youth, as well as create a burgeoning tourist destination that contributes to our local economy. Let’s introduce the Spirit of Morgan City LA to the world, with our Entertainment, Bayou Essence, and our incredible Cajun Culture, Food and Hospitality.
April 5-15 2018
Last Honky Tonk Music Series Celebrity Golf Tournament details TBA.
Fishin’ with a Musician
What could be more fun than fishin’ with a musician on the beautiful bayous of Louisiana? You can sign up to be paired with a musician for our Bayou Fishing Tournament on April 10, 2018! Artists of the Last Honky Tonk Music Series invite you to join them in this exciting adventure! Details to be announced January 1, 2018.
DaT SaUcE has announced a national songwriting competition. Winners will receive cash awards and another amenities, including the opportunity to appear on stage during the April 5-15, 2018 Road To 3rd Street Songs On The Bayou Songwriting Festival. The contest entry deadline is March 1, 2018. The Grand Prize winner will receive $500 cash, the 2nd place winner will receive $100 cash. Both winners will win a spot on the Bayou Songwriters Retreat during the festival, which is on on approximately 20,000 acres of scenic southern Louisiana Bayou waters, swamps and marshes, outside of Patterson, LA. They will have the opportunity to write alone or with members of the Last Honky Tonk Music Series. The Grand Prize winner will perform their winning song before the Headlining acts on Saturday, April 14, 2018. Both winners will also receive a performance slot at other venue locations during the festival, a special On Location Photo Shoot by LA Portrait Gallery and two cases of DaT SaUcE and DaT KeTcHuP. Winners will receive full accommodations but must provide their own airfare/travel.