Ozone Songwriter Showcase

Thursday August 4, 2022 - Ruby's Roadhouse, Mandeville, LA
Doors open 6:30 PM, show starts 7:00 PM

Ozone Songwriter Nights feature local and regional artists performing original, self-written songs in an intimate setting. Get up close and personal with our writers as they share their stories with you. 

 Join us for an unforgettable, authenticate musical experience featuring...

Set 1: 7:00 PM - 7:55 PM

Brother Chris

Brother Chris

About Brother Chris...

Singer Songwriter Entertainer from Mandeville Louisiana. Love that there is a festival for people like me who love to write and sing music. I would be honored to perform at the festival of what I love ....in my own back yard! Peace,  Brother Chris

Darrell Galatas

Darrell Galatas

About Darrell...

Darrell grew up in Slidell, Louisiana on Bayou Liberty and references the scene there often throughout his music.  A compassionate view of the human condition is an identified goal.  He performs around the area with friends and fellow songwriters Paul Wilson and Paul Dillon who share their harmony vocals for a rich ensemble effect.

Paul Wilson

Paul Wilson

About Paul Wilson...

Originally from New Orleans, Paul Wilson is a singer, songwriter, guitarist. He is also a business owner and inventor holding several patents in his field. Paul is a long time member of the North Shore Songwriter circle. He is also the first place winner of the 2018 Ozone songwriter festival song writing contest.

Set 2: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Douglas Stepanek

Douglas Stepanek

About Doug...

Douglas Stepanek has been a part of the New Orleans and Northshore music scene since he was 16 years old. Now, when he's not with his full band, The Huey Ps, he is writing and recording original music. Doug has been a part of several recording projects with other local artists, such as Joe Sims, as well. Often credited for his diversity, Douglas Stepanek is at his most comfortable when writing music and performing original songs in various styles steeped in New Orleans musical culture.

Joe Sims

Joe Sims

About Joe...

Joe Sims has been performing along the Gulf Coast for over 20 years. Over the last few years, he has had the pleasure of performing his original material at festivals including the Ozone Songwriters Festival, Mississippi Songwriters Festival, Third Street Songwriters Festival, and The Mighty Mississippi Music Festival. One of his songs placed top 5 in the Songwriter Universe song contest last year. This year, he was honored to have his song “Run Away Girl” take 1st place at Third Street SWF.

Melissa Seidule

Melissa Seidule

About Melissa...

Hi, my name is Melissa Seidule. I’m a high school music teacher. When not in the classroom, I livestream on Twitch.TV/MelissaSings. I also have a YouTube page under the same username: MelissaSings. I’m a graduate of SLU with a Bachelor Degree of Music Education. In addition to being a vocalist I play guitar, piano, and ukulele. I’ve been a cantor for 15+ years for churches in the BR diocese.  I have been writing songs for about three years now and feel blessed to share my music with others.

Next Songwriter Night

Friday 8/19/22 • Slidell, LA

What a great night...we hope you enjoyed it.

Thursday August 4, 2022

Ruby's Roadhouse

Ruby's is an iconic, historic, old-school roadhouse sitting on the corner of Lamarque and Florida Streets in Mandeville, LA. The venue has a well-stocked bar and an enthusiastic crowd.

Format

Free to attend, the event features two rounds of three writers followed by a Songwriter Open mic. Our previous events have had a wonderful atmosphere, so...come on out and enjoy the show.

Schedule & Lineup

Round 1: 7:00 PM - 7:55 PM

Brother Chris
Darrell Galatas
Paul Wilson

Round 2: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Douglas Stepanek
Joe Sims
Melissa Seidule

Open Mic: 9:00 PM -Close

Sign up sheet provided
Songwriters only
Strictly no cover songs

Location

Ruby's Roadhouse
840 Lamarque St,
Mandeville, LA 70448-5336

Enter: Main door in on Lamarque St.
Parking: Parking lot on both the north (Florida St) and south sides of the building.
Drinks: Soft drinks, cocktails, and beer and wine.
Food: There will be food options available.

Upcoming Events

Monthly songwriter showcase events

January

Monday

January

01

1999

THE WINE GARDEN, SLIDELL, LA

Claire Kellar • James Best • Pauly D • Vivian • Weber Candilora • TBA.

Friday August 19, 2022 • Doors Open 6:30

January

Monday

January

01

1999

Ruby's Roadhouse, Mandeville, LA

Ashton Brooke Gill • Evan Fiore • Jay Megginson • Steve Judice • Taylor Mroski • The Beach Bums.

Friday September 2, 2022 • Doors Open 6:30

January

Monday

January

01

1999

THE WINE GARDEN, SLIDELL, LA

TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA.

Friday September 23, 2022 • Doors Open 6:30

January

Monday

January

01

1999

Ruby's Roadhouse, Mandeville, LA

RT Hall • HG Breland • Ocie Crowe •Travis Garrison • TBA • TBA.

Friday October 7, 2022 • Doors Open 6:30

January

Monday

January

01

1999

THE WINE GARDEN, SLIDELL, LA

TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA • TBA.

Friday October 21, 2022 • Doors Open 6:30

Past Events

Previous songwriter nights

2021

Friday June 18, 2021
The Pearl, Pearl River, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Pearl River
Featuring: Barry Hebert, Claire Kellar, Darrell Galatas, John West, Paul Wilson, Savannah Ray.

Friday July 16, 2021
The Pearl, Pearl River, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Pearl River
Featuring: Crispin Schroeder, Elizabeth Ashlyn Burris, Grace Russell, Jeremy Joyce, Kiley McDonnel, Todd Lemoine.

Thursday August 9, 2021
Old Rail Brewing Co, Mandeville, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Mandeville
Featuring: Brother Chris, Cliff Anders, Hannah Belle, HG Breland, Nancy Noone Broussard, Paul Dillon.

Friday September 10, 2021
The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Slidell
Featuring: Doug Stepanek, Joe Sims, Luke Bryant, Party of Two, Steve McDonald, Taylor Mroski.

Thursday October 14, 2021
Old Rail Brewing Co, Mandeville, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Mandeville
Featuring: Ashton Brooke Gill, Bill Romano, 
Chaislyn, Chris Hebert, Evan Fiore, Gabriel Bass.

Thursday November 4, 2021
The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA

Ozone Songwriter Festival Eve Party
Featuring: Joyce Sampson, Lynn Anselmo, Michael Blache, RT Hall, Terri Burch, Weber and special guest Greg Barnhill.

Thursday December 9, 2021
Old Rail Brewing Co, Mandeville, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Mandeville
Featuring: 
Al Daquin, David Gautreau, Pauly D, Steve Judice, The Beach Bums, Wayward Jones.

2022

Friday January 14, 2022
The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Slidell
Lineup: Chris Zonada, Cole Hill, Emma Navarro, Justin 
Molaison, Mike Artell, Rod John Vedros.

Thursday February 10, 2022
The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Slidell
Featuring: Amelia Kate Thompson, Darrel Galatas, John West, Jonathan Harder, Paul Dillon, Paul Wilson.

Friday March 11, 2022
The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Slidell
Lineup: Caroline Tebbs, Douglas Stepanek, Joe Sims, Melissa Seidule, Phil Tittle, Serge Villanova.

Thursday April 14, 2022
Ruby's Roadhouse, Mandeville, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Mandeville
Lineup: Bill Davis, Bill Romano, Hannah Belle, JayB Elston, Michael Epstein, Ricky Windhorst.

Thursday May 12, 2022
The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Slidell
Lineup: Collin Alonzo, Jay Megginson, Joe Sullivan, Steve McDonald, Travis Garrison, Wayward Jones.

Friday June 3, 2022
Pontchartrain Yacht Club, Mandeville, LA

Ozone Summer Sound-Off 2022
Lineup: 
Ashton Brooke Gill, Chris Zonada, Cole Hill, Layla Musslewhite, Paul Childers, Savannah Ray.

Performing emcee: Greg Barnhill

Friday June 17, 2022
The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Slidell
Lineup: Al D'Alquin, 
ChaislynElectric Blue YonderEmma NavarroMichael Blache, Ryan Perea.

Friday July 22, 2022
The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA

Ozone Songwriter Night - Slidell
Lineup: Caroline Tebbs, 
Gary RaganHannah BelleLynn AnselmoSavrayaTodd Lemoine.

January

Monday

January

01

1999

Ruby's Roadhouse, Mandeville, LA

Brother Chris • Darrell Galatas • Douglas Stepanek • Joe Sims • Melissa Seidule • Paul Wilson

Thursday August 4, 2022 • Doors Open 6:30

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P. O. Box 23, Mandeville, LA 70470

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