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Songs On The Bayou Songwriters Festival in Morgan City,  LA,( in association with 3rd Street Songwriters Festival in Baton Rouge) is an exciting six 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 six day event, March 25-29, 2020, 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.

Sean Gasaway

Sean Gasaway

Christina Christian

Christina Christian

Daryl Dasher

Daryl Dasher

Ray Scott

Ray Scott

Amanda Walker

Amanda Walker

Kyle Wilson

Kyle Wilson

Mudbone

Mudbone

Jill Kinsey

Jill Kinsey

Songs On The Bayou

Morgan City, Louisiana
March 25, 2020 @ 12:00 am – March 29, 2020 @ 12:00 am

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March 25-29 2020
Morgan City
Louisiana

River Dan - Cowboy Music

Erin Enderlin - Ain't It Just Like A Cowboy

Sean Gasaway - Little Itty Bitty Mississippi Town

Other Events

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Fais Do Do – Lake End Park

Last Honky Tonk Music Series Fais Do Do at Lake End Park – Details TBA.

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Event TBA

Details TBA

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D.a.T. SaUcE Songwriter Opportunity

DaT SaUcE NATIONAL SONGWRITERS OPPORTUNITY.  Winners will receive cash awards and another amenities, including the opportunity to appear on stage during the March 25-29, 2020,   Road To 3rd Street Songs On The Bayou Songwriting Festival.  The contest entry deadline is March 1, 2020. It is absolutely FREE to apply.

All 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.  All winners will also receive spotlight performances during the festival  and two cases of DaT SaUcE and DaT KeTcHuP. Winners will receive full accommodations but must provide their own airfare/travel. Awards: 1st Place (all genres) $500, 2nd Place (all genres) $250, 3rd Place (all genres) $100. Best Blues Song $500, Best Gospel Song $500. Best D.a.T. SaUcE Song $250, Best D.a.T. SaUcE Commercial (30 sec or 60 sec) $500.

Official Rules: Contestants must email their original songs in an mp3 form, plus a Lyric Sheet PDF with their name, address and phone number, to datsaucela@gmail.com. A maximum of three song entrees per person is allowed, deadline is March 1, 2020.  All genres and subject matters are welcome. Contestants must be the sole writers of the material. Contestants retain full ownership of their material, with the understanding that  Entries in the Dat Sauce Song Contest and Commercial Contest will allow D.a.T SaUcE  full use of any D.a.T. SaUcE commercial or D.a.T. SaUcE song.  Winners will be announced on March 8, 2020 and will be selected by a selected group of music industry professionals.
Road To 3rd Street Songs on the Bayou Songwriters Festival is presented by Last Honky Tonk Music Series and DaT SaUcE. Last Honky Tonk Music Series is a historic original roots music series of over 70 Official Artists in the roots country, outlaw country, blues, americana, folk and southern rock genres. It is five years in the running, producing regular shows in multiple Official Venues nationwide, as well as separate special events and festivals. DaT SaUcE is the the National Sponsor of the music series, headquartered in Morgan City, LA. A family owned and operated company, DaT SaUcE’s uniquely flavored sauce and ketchup in over 1,000 grocery stores and restaurants and growing. DaT SaUcE is known for their community support as well as large supporters of Music. www.datsaucela.com