Ozone Music Education Foundation

A 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Nonprofit Organization

Our mission is to enhance the appreciation & education of music for the people of St. Tammany Parish. We provide both children and adults with music education and support their endeavors in songwriting and other careers within the music industry.

To support our mission, we have organized the first annual Ozone Songwriter's Festival on October 20th and 21st, 2018 in Mandeville, LA.

We are currently accepting applications from performers to play at the festival and looking for sponsors to support our cause. Choose your option below.

PERFORMERS

Click on this button to apply to perform at one of our events.

SPONSORS

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Ozone Songwriter Festival

The Ozone Songwriter festival is a two-day, original-music festival, covering three stages in Mandeville, LA which is in the New Orleans metro area.

Festival Countdown and Location

October 20 - 21, 2018
Mandeville, LA

Click on the image for a map to the festival location in beautiful Mandeville, LA.

Now Accepting Performer Applications

If you are a performer of your own original music, we'd love to hear from you. Before you apply, here are some things you should know...

  • A $10 online application fee will be collected
  • Only solo performers or duos (you and one other)
  • Acoustic instruments preferred
  • Cajon's OK but no drum kits
  • Must be all your original music you have the rights to perform
  • Just to emphasize...absolutely no covers allowed

This is our first annual Ozone Songwriter Festival so performing at this festival is your chance to make history. The Ozone Music Education Foundation is committed to making this one of the premier songwriter festivals in the country.

We are a federally recognized 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization and all proceeds go to our foundation.

If that is not enough, it is a wonderful location in the New Orleans Metro area just north of Lake Pontchartrain where we expect warm, October weather.

Festival dates: Saturday, October 20th and Sunday, October 21st, 2018.

SIGN ME UP TO PLAY

Performer slots are limited and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Meet Our Board of Directors

  • I've had a long career as a professional songwriter and I wanted to give back to the community in the New Orleans area. The Ozone Music Education Foundation is my legacy and I believe in our mission with all of my heart.
    Greg Barnhill Greg Barnhill President, Ozone Music Education Foundation
  • I've been fortunate enough to use my musical skills professionally through my media company. So many young people drift away from music because there's no support structure. The Ozone Music Education Foundation as my opportunity to help change that and provide support for music in St Tammany Parish.
    Buzz Jackson Buzz Jackson Secretary, Ozone Music Education Foundation
  • I love songwriting and hold an unwavering belief that local Songwriters should have a platform upon which to present their art—music. I am convinced that this foundation will enhance music appreciation and provide integral annual entertainment for adults and students in the New Orleans North Shore community.
    Mary Grace Knapp Mary Grace Knapp Legal Counsel, Ozone Music Education Foundation
  • I believe in this organization because it fills a void. My daughter is a 16-year-old budding singer/songwriter who has been in the St. Tammany Parish Talented Music program since 2nd grade. Though it has been invaluable in shaping her music talent, the focus has been on performance. There are no programs for young people who aspire to be songwriters, producers, music engineers and promoters. The Foundation, through funds raised from the festival, aims to change that.
    Susan Russel Susan Russel Fundraising and Sponsorships, Ozone Music Education Foundation
  • Growing up, my parents struggled to purchase my first drum so that I could pursue my fascination with music. This represented a true burden for my family and I know there are other children today whose family’s would like to give the lifelong gift of music to their children but simply cannot. I want to help those children.
    Michael Blache Michael Blache Vice President, Ozone Music Education Foundation
  • When I was younger, music was my life. Though I wanted a career in the industry. I was pressured into a different direction so I just shut down that part of myself. Almost thirty years later, I picked up my guitar and started writing songs and I've come to realize that I'm happier, better balanced, and more productive when music is in my life. Whether they pursue it professionally or recreationally, I want people to have the support and opportunity to keep the music going!
    John West John West Technology Director, Ozone Music Education Foundation

We'd Like to Thank Our Sponsors

Donate to a Worthy Cause

Like most nonprofit organizations, we rely on the generous support of people like you. Because we are a 501(c)(3) tax exempt public charity organization, your donation might be tax deductible.

Our sponsorship packages are available in a range of levels and each one comes with an array of benefits for you.

Review the different packages and select the one that is right for you and click on the button.

VIP Package
$100.00

  • Listed on a sponsor board on the foundation’s website for one year
  • Listed on a sponsor board displayed during the festival and at all foundation events for one year
  • One free ticket for any performance venue
Hit Single Sponsor
$250.00

  • Company listed on the sponsor board on the foundation’s website for one year
  • Company listed on the sponsor board displayed during the festival and at all foundation events for one year
  • Company name listed on festival t-shirt
  • Company may provide free promotional items in artist welcome bags and to festival attendees
  • Two free tickets at any performance venue
  • One free festival t-shirt
Silver Sponsor
$500.00

  • Name or logo placement on all festival flyers
  • Company listed on the sponsor board on the foundation’s website for one year
  • Company listed on the sponsor board displayed during the festival and at all foundation events for one year
  • Company name listed on festival t-shirt
  • Company may provide free promotional items in artist welcome bags and to festival attendees
  • Complimentary invitation to all foundation events for one year
  • Three free tickets at any performance venue
  • Two free festival t-shirts
Gold Sponsor
$1000.00

  • Name or logo placement on festival print and promotional materials including but not limited to: posters, banners, flyers
  • Company listed on the sponsor board on the foundation’s website for one year
  • Company listed on the sponsor board displayed during the festival and at all foundation events for one year
  • Company logo with link to company website listed on the foundation’s website for one year
  • Company and/or logo third tier placement on festival t-shirt
  • Company may provide free promotional items in artist welcome bags and to festival attendees
  • Four free tickets at any performance venue
  • Two free festival t-shirts
  • Artist signed framed festival poster
  • Complimentary invitation to all foundation events for one year
Platinum Sponsor
$2500.00

  • Logo placement on all festival print and promotional materials including but not limited to: posters, banners, flyers
  • Name and/or logo included in communications and publicity efforts including; social media posts and website
  • Company may set up a booth at the festival to distribute promotional materials and product information to festival attendees
  • Company listed on the sponsor board on the foundation’s website for one year
  • Company listed on the sponsor board displayed during the festival and at all foundation events for one year
  • Company logo with link to company website listed on the foundation’s website for one year
  • Company name and/or logo branded at one performance venue
  • Company representative may introduce one headliner songwriter
  • Company and/or logo second tier placement on festival t-shirt
  • Company may provide free promotional items in artist welcome bags and to festival attendees
  • Six tickets at any performance venue
  • Four free festival t-shirts
  • Artist signed framed festival poster
  • Complimentary invitation to all foundation events for one year
Grammy Sponsor
Only three available
$5000.00

  • Naming rights of one music venue. Limited to only four sponsors at this level
  • Logo placement on all festival print and promotional materials including but not limited to: posters, banners, flyers
  • Name and/or logo included in communications and publicity efforts including; social media posts and website
  • Company may set up a booth at the festival to distribute promotional materials and product information to festival attendees
  • Company listed on the sponsor board on the foundation’s website for one year
  • Company listed on the sponsor board displayed during the festival and at all foundation events for one year
  • Company logo with link to company website listed on the foundation’s website for one year
  • Company representative may introduce a headliner songwriter at the music venue sponsored by your company
  • Company logo prominently placed on festival t-shirt
  • Company may provide free promotional items in artist welcome bags and to festival attendees
  • Eight tickets for VIP seating at any performance venue
  • Six free festival t-shirts
  • Artist signed framed festival poster
  • Complimentary invitation to all foundation events for one year
Hall of Fame Title Sponsor
Only one spot available
$10000.00

  • Presenting sponsor naming rights. Ozone Songwriters Festival presented by: Your Company Name will be accepted as the full name of the festival for print and publicity purposes for one year
  • Exclusive title sponsor with first right of refusal for subsequent years
  • Name and/or logo included in communications and publicity efforts including; social media posts and website
  • Company representative invited to speak at the festival press conference
  • Company may set up a booth at the festival to distribute promotional materials and product information to festival attendees
  • Extraordinary bells and whistles
  • Company listed on the sponsor board on the foundation’s website for one year
  • Company listed on the sponsor board displayed during the festival and at all foundation events for one year
  • Company logo with link to company website listed on the foundation’s website for one year
  • Company name and/or logo branded at each performance venue
  • Company representative may introduce one headliner songwriter
  • Company representative may award the winner of the songwriter’s contest
  • Company and/or logo prominently placed on festival t-shirt
  • Company may provide free promotional items in artist welcome bags and to festival attendees
  • Ten tickets for VIP seating at any performance venue
  • Ten free festival t-shirts
  • Artist signed framed festival poster
  • Complimentary invitation to all foundation events for one year

Contact Us

Use the form below to contact us and we will get back to you in one business day. If you'd prefer to phone, call us at 985.276.7700.