About

The 3rd Annual 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 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.  March 25-31, 2019,  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!

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 BAYOU MUSIC CITY, 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. We are excited to introduce the Spirit of Morgan City LA to the world so they can experience our Entertainment,  Bayou Essence, and our incredible Cajun Culture, Food and Hospitality.

The Bayou Music City Summit Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – Friday, March 29, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019  10:ooam – 4:30pm    Thursday, March 28, 2019   10:0am – 4:30pm   Friday, March 29, 2019    9:30am – 2:00pm

3 day Pass:  $35.00 – This pass also gets you in FREE to any Songs On The Bayou Ticketed Events at special locations. TBA.

Join us in a combination of panels, round table discussions, and presentations, that cover a spectrum of opportunities occurring for Independent Artists, Musicians, Promoters, Labels, etc. and the building of a new Music Business Infrastructure that features out-of-the-box thinking and creating entirely new platforms for music performances, venues, distribution and funding. The time is now for us to act. By expanding our vision, pooling our resources and talents, we are working together to build New Branches of the industry rooted in integrity that allow for artistic growth and development, and where all parties can flourish collectively, financially and creatively.

In addition, be part of the discoveries in the exploration of using music for healing, connectivity and helping shift consciousness as a whole.

 BAYOU MUSIC CITY SUMMIT 

 Part I: BUILDING THE INFRASTRUCTURE OF A NEW MUSIC BUSINESS 

Artist Empowerment In The New Music Business – Morgan City Municipal Auditorium 

Workshops, Panels, Presentations on Self Publishing, Future of Digital Media, Management,  Booking, Marketing, Contracts, etc.

Creating an Integral and Authentic Infrastructure of a New Music Industry 

Presentations and Panel Discussions on building a new business model that sustains the artists & the community working together.

The Future of Radio

Part II: Light Up The World With Music: Morgan City Municipal Auditorium, Holiday Inn Express  

Presentations, Panels and Seminars and workshops involving the latest in light-based technology, presented by Taff Optical Pickups, (Los Angeles California)

Various demonstrations, panels, seminars and workshops in various aspects of Music Healing including:

Writing Songs With Veterans  – workshops

Music and Memory Program – helping patients with alzheimers and dementia

Music Therapists

Song Therapy for victims of abuse and trauma

Analog Vs Digital – Effects of Digital production in wave translations 

Morgan City Municipal Auditorium 

Presentations, Panels and Seminars that cover the reality of what gets “lost in translation” when going digital from analog, the comeback and future of Vinyl

Wednesday, March 27, 2019  10:ooam – 4:30pm

2pm- KQKI’s Bryan Protich Hosts Future Of Radio Panel

 

Thursday, March 28, 2019   10:0am – 4:30pm

FRIDAY, MARCH 29, 2019

15 Minutes w/ a Pro – 10:00- Noon – Holiday Inn Express 

15 minute Mentorships with a professional in the Industry.

Areas: Artist Management, Digital Distribution (iTunes, Spotify), Recording, Booking, Tour Management, Publicity & Promotions, Product Endorsements, Crowdfunding, Radio Promotion, Social Media Marketing, Brand Building, Merchandising, Publishing, Self-Publishing, PROs

 

Part 3:  Last Honky Tonk Music Series (70 Artists) Private Industry Showcase   2:00pm – 5:00pm  

Morgan City Municipal Auditorium 

           Talent Buyers, Publishers, Music Supervisors Film/Televsion – By Invitation or VIP Platinum Pass Only