Ozone Songwriter Festival Artist Showcase

Hit Songwriting Professionals Come to Mandeville, Louisiana

Several of the biggest hit songwriters in the music business will be performing live on Saturday, October 20th at The Old Rail Brewery in Mandeville, LA. Nothing like this has ever happened on the Northshore before.

Tickets for this event are only $25.00 per person.

For the first time ever, several chart-topping songwriters will be performing in an intimate setting upstairs at the Old Rail Brewing Company in Old Mandeville. Seating for this live music event is limited to 150 people so buy your tickets today!.

Meet the artists...

  • Joanna Cotten

    Born in Memphis, reared in Arkansas and professionally trained at the prestigious Juilliard School, Joanna Cotten has made a name for herself by belting out music in the nightclubs of Nashville. She’ll bring to the Ozone stage her “funkabilly” inspired by the Delta sounds of Beale Street.
  • Chas Sandford

    Artist, songwriter, producer, engineer and guitarist Chas Sandford is known for his multi-platinum hits recorded by the likes of John Waite, Tina Turner, Rod Stewart, Brooks and Dunn, Alison Krauss, Chicago and Stevie Nicks. Perhaps his most memorable song was the wildly popular chart-topping hit "Missing You," recorded by John Waite.
  • Greg Barnhill

    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 addition to all this, Greg is well-recognised locally here in Louisiana as creating favorites such as “Bless You Boys,” about the New Orleans Saints, and promos such as “The Spirit of Louisiana.”
  • Paul Childers

    Nashville-based Paul Childers is a young up-and-coming songwriter who has already seen success. His debut album, “Naked Poetry,” hit the #27 slot as best-selling pop album on the global charts during its first week in release. He’s performed his pop, R&B and soul at prestigious venues including the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songbirds Guitar Museum, where he opened for Vince Gill.

Hear them play...

The performers run the spectrum from the chilled-out grooves of Paul Childers, through the soulful dynamics of New Orleans native Greg Barnhill, to the incredible vocal range of Joanna Cotten who is taking time out of touring with Eric Church to perform for us!

They are professionals at the top of their game playing right in front of you on the New Orleans Northshore. You don't want to miss out.

Greg Barnhill

Dog Days [Live @ the Rutledge - Nashville,TN]

Paul Childers

Naked Poetry

Joanna Cotten

Humble Town [Acoustic]

Chas Sandford

Let Love Back In This House


Reserve your spot for the showcase before the tickets sell out.

All About the Showcase

  • How do I attend?

    Although the overall festival is free to attend because of the caliber of performer this is a ticketed event.

    Tickets cost $25 each, which includes close access to the performers in an intimate setting upstairs at Old Rail Brewing Co.

  • Where is it?

    The event is hosted upstairs at Old Rail Brewing Co, 639 Girod St in beautiful, old-town Mandeville, LA 70448.

    It’s a perfect setting just a few blocks north of Lake Pontchartrain and minutes from New Orleans.

  • When is it?

    Doors open for the showcase event at 8:00pm Saturday, October 20th, 2018. Performance run from 8:30pm until 11:00pm.

    Although Old Rail is a brew pub, this is family-friendly and open to kids of all ages!


Reserve your spot for the showcase before the tickets sell out.

Festival Countdown


October 20 - 21, 2018
Mandeville, LA

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