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, 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 and the CREATE initiative 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 festival will take place on six stages, at The Blue Moon Saloon, and Warehouse 535 in Downtown Lafayette. Additionally, the Songs of David Egan Fundraising Brunch will be hosted on Sunday, May 27th at Warehouse 535. Various artists will be present to honor the late musician and all profits will be donated to the fund.
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.
Attention all Songwriters: Monday, April 23rd is the last day to sign-up and apply for one of TWO scholarships being offered.
Tuesday, May 22nd-Sunday, May 27th | Various Event TimesRegistration, Tickets, & VIP All-Access SOLO Pass info available on their Website