November 5, 6. & 7, 2021 Mandeville, LA
The 3rd Annual Ozone Songwriter Festival, on November 6th and 7th, 2021 Mandeville, LA is a free event, open to the public, featuring local, regional, and national songwriters of all styles.
The festival weekend opens on Friday November 5th 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.
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.
All proceeds from the festival go to support the Ozone Music Education Foundation, a public charity, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
November 6 - 7, 2021
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.
The songwriter festival takes place over two days—Saturday, November 6th, and Sunday, November 7th, 2021— on five stages at the City of Mandeville Trailhead area.
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You can scroll below for the full schedule of performers, but before that, we’d like to tell you about just a few notable singer-songwriters who will appear at the festival.
Accepting performer applications starting on July 31, 2021.
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.
Sat November 6th, 2021 9:00AM - 11:00PM
Sun November 7th, 2021 1:00PM - 7:00PM
Fri November 5th, 2021 8:00PM - 11:00PM
Doors open 7:15 PM
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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