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Ozone Songwriter Showcase

Friday January 14, 2022 - The Wine Garden, Slidell, LA
Doors open 6:00 PM, show starts 6:30 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: 6:30PM - 7:25PM

Emma Navarro

About Emma...

Emma Navarro is a 17yr old Senior at NOCCA (New Orleans Center for the Creative Arts), and lives in Mandeville, LA.  Emma started singing at the young age of 9yrs old in school choir and church.  Emma is a Classical Vocal student at NOCCA. She has performed recently on the North Shore at various open mic nights.  She plays the guitar and piano and has written over 65 original songs in the past two years and would like to pursue songwriting and performance in college.

Mike Artell

About Mike...

Mike Artell began playing music in and around New Orleans as a teen. First as a drummer, then adding bass, banjo, guitar, keyboard and harmonica. Mike is the keyboardist and vocalist for a duet called The Lucky Dogs which has performed at the New Orleans King Cake Festival,  SatchmoFest and other events. He's also a member of Tchopsley, a band that focuses on old-school (50s - 60s) songs and background harmonies. Mike also co-wrote and performed (with Shad Weathersby) on a CD of original Mardi Gras music for children which won a Parents Foundation Award. 

Rod John Vedros

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About Rod...

Rod has been a part of the songwriting scene for at least half of his musical career.He has also played in countless cover bands and opened for major recording artists. His second  album of original music  “Return To Form” was released on all music platforms in December and is the founder and organizer of Southshore Songwriters Circle who meet monthly and perform individually and sometimes as a group at songwriting events through the area. He is recording new music for a third album.

Set 2: 7:30PM - 8:25PM

Chris Zonada

About Chris...

Chris Zonada's original solo music writing and performances pull musical influences from acoustic-folk styles, jazz, and bossa nova. Zonada is also an award-winning instrumental music composer and arranger. His work includes original music performed and recorded under the name 'Black Umbrella Brigade', which is a 10 piece variety rock band covering and 'parodizing' virtually every popular music genre from punk-ska, to 90's slow jams, to polka, and metal. In his compositions, he approaches classical chamber music with a rock music mindset, and meticulously writes folk/rock songs as he would for a string quartet. On stage, Zonada has appeared with musical and theatrical productions as conductor/director as well as an actor. He currently resides in New Orleans performing as a solo artist.

Cole Hill

About Cole...

Cole Hill is a 22-year-old singer/songwriter and guitarist from Purvis, MS. After picking up the guitar for the first time at the age of nine, Cole began to cultivate a love for guitar based music, including blues, soul, and rock. Since 2016, he has been a regular performer at many live music venues in Hattiesburg, MS and surrounding areas, and began writing his own songs around 2017. Cole independently released his debut EP entitled “Loner” in 2019, two new singles, "Arms of Paradise" and "Sweet Magnolia" in 2021 and has plans for many more releases in the future. Cole has been compared to musical greats such as John Mayer, Michael Bublé, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Ed Sheeran, and James Taylor. With his smooth and soulful vocals, his bluesy and creative guitar style, and his emotional and insightful lyrics, Cole brings an infectious throwback sound to the table that you won't soon forget.

Justin Molaison

About Justin...

Justin Molaison is a Singer/Songwriter started out as a young writer in New Orleans where he started working on his craft in the coffee shops.   Fast forward to 2000 and Justin found himself at the prestigious Berklee School of  Music where he obtained a degree in Songwriting.   Recently, Justin has performed with the likes of Terry McDermott (Season 3 NBC's The Voice), Adam Pearce (Season 13 NBC's The Voice and Paul Sanchez (Cowboy Mouth).   Paul and Justin have co-written a couple of songs too.

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

Friday January 14, 2022

The Wine Garden

An american restaurant in Old Slidell featuring great food and drinks. They are a great host and very supportive of original music. Like all local establishments in these difficult times they could use our support, so bring a crowd and support our venues and writers!

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: 6:30 PM - 7:25 PM

Emma Navarro
Mike Artell
Rod John Vedros

Round 2: 7:30 PM - 8:25 PM

Chris Zonada
Cole Hill
Justin Molaison

Open Mic: 8:30 PM -Close

Sign up sheet provided
Songwriters only
Strictly no cover songs

Location

The Wine Garden
300 Robert St
Slidell, LA 70458

Enter: Event space in back is accessed through the patio area.
Parking: Street parking.
Drinks: Soft drinks, cocktails, wine, and beer.
FoodFood service with a limited, but high-quality menu.

Upcoming Events

Monthly songwriter showcase events

January

Monday

January

01

1999

Ruby's Roadhouse, Mandeville, LA

Bryan Hoff • Dave Comeaux • HG Breland • Ocie Crowe • RT Hall • Travis Garrison.

Friday October 7, 2022 • Doors Open 6:30

January

Monday

January

01

1999

BOGUE FALAYA PARK, COVINGTON, LA

In partnership with the Bluesberry Festival

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Darrell Galatas • Paul Wilson

1:30 PM - 2:00 PM Hannah Belle • Melissa Seidule

3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Cole Hill • Travis Garrison

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Joe Sims • Claire Kellar

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM JayB Elston • Jay Megginson

Saturday October 8, 2022

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

January

Monday

January

01

1999

THE WINE GARDEN, SLIDELL, LA

Claire Kellar • Cliff Anders • James Best • Pauly D • Robert Eustis • Weber Candilora.

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

Jonathan Harder • Missi Spinosa • Peggy Clark • Ted Hefko • Tony Poole • Vivian.

Friday September 23, 2022 • Doors Open 6:30

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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