The festival starts on November 3, 2022 but live, original music continues...

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Ozone Songwriter Festival

November 3, 4, 5 & 6, 2022 Mandeville & Slidell, LA


The 5th Annual Ozone Songwriter Festival, on November 5th and 6th, 2022 in Mandeville, LA is a free event, open to the public, featuring local, regional, and national songwriters of all styles.

The festival weekend opens on Thursday November 3rd with a pre-festival party in Slidell, LA continues on Friday November 4th with a Songwriter Showcase featuring chart topping songwriters.

On Saturday morning, the main festival launches with 140 songwriters performing on four stages over two days in a family-friendly, FREE to attend.

You'll see and hear songwriters perform their original songs in Country, Folk, Rock, Pop, Funk, Afro-Caribbean ... and everything in-between.

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8 STAGES, 4 DAYS, 180+ PERFORMANCES

Main festival is free to attend, some events require tickets or registration

Taking place on four stages over two days, this is a first of it's kind event happening in beautiful, historic, old Mandeville, LA...just a short hop from New Orleans.

Proceeds from the festival go to support the Ozone Music Education Foundation, a public charity, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

We are live! Come to Sunny Mandeville, LA and experience America's next music city.

November 3, 4, 5 & 6, 2022
Mandeville & SLIDELL, LA

Over 100 songwriters from 11 states will appear...everything from skilled amateurs to #1, chart topping songwriters who will play their own hit songs that you will recognize. (Maybe you thought Tim McGraw or Keith Urban wrote them!)

The Ozone Songwriter Festival will feature dozens of songwriters.

Schedule

see the festival dates and locations and download the schedule

The songwriter festival takes place over fours days—Thursday, November 3rd through Sunday, November 6th, 2022— on eight stages in Old Town Slidell, LA and Old Mandeville, LA.

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Songwriter Rounds

The Wine Garden (2 stages)
300 Robert St
Slidell, LA 70458

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Showcase Event

Northstar Theater
347 Girod St
Mandeville, LA 70448

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Songwriter Rounds, Workshop, Songwriter Circle,  Open Mic & more!

Mandeville Trailhead • Museum • Old Rail • Pyre, Ruby's Roadhouse • Northstar Theater

Various locations
Mandeville, LA 70448

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The festival free to attend. Some events require tickets or registration.

SONGWRITER ROUNDS, Performance Evaluations, OPEN MIC, After Party & more!

Mandeville Trailhead • Museum • Old Rail • Pyre, Ruby's Roadhouse • Northstar Theater

Various locations
Mandeville, LA 70448

schedule

180+ Performances over 4 days

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Venues

7 great venues, 8 Stages

The Wine Garden - Front

300 Robert St
Slidell, LA 70458

An american restaurant in Old Slidell serving great food & drink.

The Wine Garden - Back

300 Robert St
Slidell, LA 70458

Event space with covered patio located behind the restaurant.

Northstar Theater

347 Girod St
Mandeville, LA 70448

A 125-seat, purpose-built auditorium. The home of Ozone.

Mandeville Trailhead

675 Lafitte St
Mandeville, LA 70448

Outdoor auditorium where you can chill to the music with beer, wine and food.

Trailhead Museum

675 Lafitte St
Mandeville, LA 70448

Intimate, indoor setting with great acoustics located in the Mandeville Trailhead building.

Old Rail Brewing Co

639 Girod St
Mandeville, LA 70448

Eclectic, family-friendly brewery with great beer and food trucks.

Pyre

2020 Woodrow St
Mandeville, LA 70448

Patio stage in a BBQ restaurant featuring smoked meats.

Ruby's Roadhouse

840 Lamarque St
Mandeville, LA 70448

A characterful roadhouse with a funky but friendly feel.

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Lineup - TBA

180+ performances on 8 stages over 4 days

Check the great performers playing at Ozone this year. Just click on the artist's name to see their picture and bio.

Last updated: 11:45 AM Central Time, Sunday April 17th, 2022.

Lineup TBA

Once songwriters are confirmed, they will appear here.

Performer applications will open on July 1, 2022

Location

Just 30 Minutes North of New Orleans

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FREE! 8 STAGES 180+ PERFORMances

Thu Nov 3, 2022 6:00 PM - 10:30 PM

Sat Nov 5, 2022 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM*

Sun Nov 6, 2022 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM*

*Performer green room with complementary food & drink

Showcase Event [ticketed]

Fri Nov 4, 2022 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Doors open 7:15 PM

Songwriter Workshop [TICKETED]

Sat Nov 5, 2022 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Fest Layout

675 Lafitte St, Mandeville, LA 70448

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About the Festival

A group of friends united around one man's vision

The Ozone Songwriter Festival is the brainchild of a group of friends who wanted to give performance access to the many singer-songwriters who pour their hearts out in writing music, but often find themselves with limited performance venues aside from cafes or open mic nights.

It is also backed by a solid purpose, as the festival is coordinated the nonprofit Ozone Music Education Foundation. All proceeds will be used to educate young people on songwriting and self-expression through music, and help them learn ways to make in-roads to possible future careers in the music business.

The foundation is headed by board of directors president and native of Slidell, Louisiana, Greg Barnhill. Now living and working in Nashville, Barnhill still loves his native region and returns often to perform in southeast Louisiana, mentor local schoolchildren, and lead decision-making for the foundation and its festival.

Greg is an Emmy-winning, multiple Grammy-nominated songwriter whose music has been recorded by top performers including Vince Gill, Amy Grant, Leona Lewis, and many more. Greg’s best-known song -- and there’s almost no way you’re not familiar with it -- is the wildly successful “Walkaway Joe,” recorded by Tricia Yearwood and Don Henley.

In the past year, Greg has conducted workshops with local music students from Fontainbleau High School and Mandeville High School. He's provided mentorship, inspiration, and songwriting and music business tips. It's just the beginning of what the Ozone Music Foundation hopes to provide children. The next step is to expand that outreach with more programs, and begin doing things such as providing musical instruments to underprivileged kids. But the only way we can fund this is if you show your support by coming out to the fest on November 6 and 7, where we're sure you'll enjoy yourself!

In October, Greg will bring fellow singer-songwriters down from Nashville with him, and they’ll perform along with dozens of local favorites you probably recognize from the local and regional live music circuit.

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Ozone Music Education Foundation, Inc
P. O. Box 23, Mandeville, LA 70470

A 501(c)(3) Public Charity • EIN: 82-3537465

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