Wednesday, March 27, 2019 – FAIS DO DO – Lake End Park – Songwriters on Hay Bales, Firepit, Cajun Food & Drink, Cliff Hillebran has the Swamp Dance into the evening! ITS FREE to attend, come on!!

Schedule for Songwriter Performances. See below for more details on Special Events, Bayou Music City Summit, and more!

Thursday, March 28, 2019 

Friday, March 29, 2019

Saturday, March 30, 2019


How a Songwriter Festival works:

A Songwriter Festival consists of multiple events over several days. Small venues across “Bayou Music City” (Morgan City, Patterson, Berwick, and Bayou Vista, Four Mile Bayou areas) will feature outstanding songwriters in 45 minute sets. Between 1-4 songwriters will perform each set, performing all original Material. Songwriters in americana, country, blues, folk, rock, and swamp pop will be featured, including many who have written hits for others, or themselves.

We are not charging the venues to host the festival, as it is our goal to bring music and business to the venues and create a successful venture for all.

Each Venue will have a Host and a Volunteer assigned to handle introductions, sound, and artist relations. This will will be managed by our Venue/Stage Manager, Tommy Ike Hailey.

The following venues will host the free shows:

AJ’s 2nd St Pub  – MC

Anchor Lounge – Berwick

Atchafalaya Cafe – MC

Bay City Bistro – MC

Bayou Lagniappe – Bayou Vista

Bourbon’s – MC

Daiquiri & Company -MC

East Gate BBQ – MC

El Toro Mexican Grill – MC

Legends – MC

Mama G’s – MC

The Galley – MC

Tampicos  – MC

Special event venues include:

Lake End Park Beach & North Pavilion – MC

Nicobella – MC

Morgan City Municipal Auditorium – MC

Gros Marina – Four Mile Bayou

Cypress Sawmill Festival – Patterson

We have multiple Festivals and Songwriters Groups/Series that will be featured at our festival. We were the first festival to ever incorporate such a cooperative effort, and we began this practice with our very first festival in 2017. Since then, many other festivals have come on board and are doing the same thing, and Songs On The Bayou has had a featured stage at several other festivals in FL, AL, and Louisiana.  We are proud of the progress we have made and are very proud to represent “Bayou Music City” at these events. The fact that we introduced this here, has given us a reputation of respect and innovation, contributing to our establishment of a Bayou Music City.

This year we have a featured stage for:

The Last Honky Tonk Music Series hosts the festival and we have as many of our members performing that schedules allowed. 

3rd Street Songwriters Festival Baton Rouge, La

Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival Florida/Alabama

Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival, Pensacola Beach FL

NOLA Songwriters Group New Orleans, La

Acadiana Stage – Lafayette, La

Sandy Roots Songwriters Series, Perdido Key, FL

TeXchromosome Women In Music – Austin, TX

Red Barn Music Showcase Kinder, LA

Ozone Songwriters Festival – Mandeville, La

Gravel Road Songwriters Showcase

Cypress Sawmill Festival – Patterson, La

Pop Shop Records Showcase – Baton Rouge, La 


All proceeds benefit:

Green Community Foundation 

D.a.T. SaUcE – Morgan City, La 

Last Honky Tonk Music Series  – Morgan City, La 

In conjunction with: 

Taff Optical Pickups, Los Angeles, CA

Cypress Sawmill Festival, Patterson, La 

Cajun Coast, Morgan City La

Morgan City Chamber of Commerce

Melloydy Entertainment – Nashville, TN 

PopShop Records – Baton Rouge, La

Gasaway Music – Nashville, TN 

KQKI – Morgan City, La




Songs on the Bayou Breakdown: 

Bayou Songwriters Retreat – Mon. March 25 – Tues. March 26, 2019

Songwriters are taken to select places on the bayou out on Green Community Foundation properties.

We also have scheduled writes at this time with:

Veteran’s Life – Four songwriters write w/ Veterans to tell their story.

Songs Of Our Life – Last Honky Tonk Music Series writers write w/ FOUR elders in the community

Youth Writes – LHTMS writers write with members of Morgan City Youth Center

These songs will be featured in a spotlight at the MC Municipal Auditorium & on Veterans Night. 


Bayou Music City Summit (conference)  $35 3 day pass (pass also gets you into all ticketed events free) 

Wed. March 27- Fri. March 29, 2019

Fais Do Do/Swampin’ Kick off Party – Wednesday, March 27, 2019

w/ Cliff Hillebran – Free to enter,  will be selling food & drinks

Songwriter Shows in Venues – March 28-30, 2019

Thursday 4:30-6:30pm

Friday 4:30-6:30pm

Saturday Noon – 6pm

Veterans Night – Nicobella – Thursday, March 28, 2019  $10 donation 

Songs On The Bayou Extravaganza Friday, March 29, 2019 -$10 

Songs On The Bayou Finale Saturday, March 30, 2019 – $10 

After Party All Star Jam Sunday, March 31, 2019 Gros Marina – Hosted by David Harris – Free 

Cypress Sawmill Festival – April 5-7, 2019 various events at museum and onstage 

Point of Contact: Brigitte London  985-518-3188

Bayou Music City Summit – 3 day Pass:  $35.00 

Wednesday, March 27, 2019  10:00am – 4:30pm

Thursday, March 28, 2019   10:00am – 4:30pm

Friday, March 29, 2019    9:30am – 2:00pm


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.


Wednesday, March 27 

10:00 am  Presentation by Mike Dias (Director of Sales and Marketing for Ultimate Ears (Business Division of Logitech). He is also the Founder of  Domo Audio, a concierge service for Hi Fi Audio and Executive Director of IEMMITO). He is a sought after Presenter at events world wide.  

11:00am Artist Empowerment In The New Music Business – Hosted by Sean Gasaway 10 Panelists

12:10pm  Break

1:00pm Future Of Radio, Hosted by Bryan Protich/ LA Broadcasters Assoc.

Presentations by Bryan Protich, Steve Bronson (AL) & WGN Radio NYC

Panel – 12 Panelists of Radio Professionals 

2:30pm – Break

3:00PM Creating An Artist-Centric Industry

Hosted by Brigitte London and Jill Kettles

Presentations and Panel Discussions on building a new business model that sustains the artists & the community working together.  Three Separate Panel Discussions with Industry Professionals from Nashville, Los Angeles, New York, Colorado, Louisiana 

Thursday, March 28, 2019 

Part II: Light Up The World With Music: Morgan City Municipal Auditorium,  – presented by Taff Optical Pickups (Los Angeles, CA)

10am: Light-Based Technology for Amplification

Hosted by Connie Reeves/ CEO Taff Optical Pickups Presentations, Panels and Seminars and workshops involving the latest in light-based technology

11:00am:  Various demonstrations, panels, seminars and workshops in various aspects of Music Healing including:

Linda McRae – Using Music in Prison Rehabilitation Therapy

Brooke Van Horn – Healing Autism with Music

A Veteran’s Life – Alternative Healing Therapies for Veterans

Music and Memory Program – Music Heals (patients with alzheimers and dementia)

The Cooperative of Music Therapists Hosted by Dan Lysine

Brigitte London – Song Therapy for victims of abuse and trauma

Analog Vs Digital – Effects of Digital production in wave translations – Hosted by Charlotte Smith/PopShop Records

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

Friday, March 29, 2019 

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

Hosted by Miss Jill PR of Nashville, TN

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/Television – By Invitation or VIP Platinum Pass Only