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Corpus Christi Songwriters reschedule 2021 festival, announce 2022 dates

The 2021 Corpus Christi Songwriters (CCSW) Festival will be rescheduled for Oct. 9-10, 2021. Because of the effects of Covid-19, the fourth-annual event will downsize briefly for 2021, as a one-day festival on Saturday, Oct. 9, featuring regionally and locally acclaimed songwriters performing their original music, and the stories behind them, at various venues in downtown Corpus Christi. Showcases will include 2020 and 2021 contest winners, past CCSW Hall-of-Famers, and Best-of-Fest winners. Beginning in January, submissions will open to secure one of the limited performance slots. 

The next day, October 10, 2020, there will be a large Hootenanny-style jam in the afternoon, followed by an “In-the-Rounds”-styled Open Mic in the evening, both of which will be open to the public to perform, on a first come, first serve basis.  

The 2021 Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival will act as a fundraiser and a bridge for the songwriters organization, an extension of C.C. PATCH (a 501(c)(3)), since most of their fundraising events throughout 2020 were canceled. Proceeds raised from the fest will go directly to putting on a much larger festival four months later, the 2022 Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival. 

Back in its normal slot of Presidents Day Weekend (Feb. 19-22, 2022), the fifth Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival will return to its three-day, multi-venue format — giving traveling festival-goers, and visiting songwriters alike, the unique opportunity to see all that our sparkling city by the bay has to offer. The 2022 festival will also see the return of several extensive workshops focusing on the art and craft of songwriting. 

Past festival headliners and performers are Ben Kweller, Walt Wilkins, Ian Moore, Susan Gibson, Ordinary Elephant, Adam & Chris Carroll, Michael O’Connor, Jeff Plankenhorn, Jaimee Harris, George Ensle, and Claude Butch Morgan. More than eighty songwriters have performed at the festival since its inaugural event in 2018. 

“The main focus of CCSF is to offer a unique opportunity for audience members to engage with the writers of their favorite songs, in an listening-room, intimate environment, unlike any other local festival,” says Jimmy Willden, CCSF Director. “Here, the music comes first.” 

Tickets to both the 2021 and 2022 Corpus Christi Songwriters festival will be available for early purchase in January, offering exciting VIP and All-Access incentives. For more information, visit cc-songwriters.com.  

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Founded in 2014, Corpus Christi Songwriters hosts several events throughout the year – including In The Rounds (an open stage for original music only) the second Sunday of EVERY MONTH at Executive Surf Club; CCSW Presents: Showcases every April, August and November at various venues; Workshops and Retreats throughout the year, and the Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival, Music Awards & Conference, held every February, all focused on promoting, fostering and enhancing the original music scene in the Coastal Bend. 

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THE OFFICIAL LINE-UP for the 2020 #CCSongwritersFestival! Featuring headliners Ben KwellerOrdinary ElephantAdam Carroll & Chris CarrollJaimee HarrisGeorge Ensle MusicThe One and Only Claude”Butch”MorganMichael O’ConnorJeff PlankenhornYosh & YimmyHaunted Like HumanSour BridgesChris BeallJana Pochop and over 30 more songwriters! 

GET YOUR BADGES HERE

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Nov. 1, 2019: ANNOUNCING indie icon BEN KWELLER as our festival headliner, performing Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020 at the EXECUTIVE SURF CLUB, closing out three days of epic performances by over thirty amazing songwriters! 

To purchase your badges today, visit HERE

As always, we continue to offer sponsorship, vendor and volunteer opportunities. For info, email ccsongwriters@gmail.com

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Thursday, Nov. 21. 2019: This week we are spotlighting our local songwriters performing at the 2020 #CCSongwritersFestival, including our 2017 #CCSongwriters Hall of Fame Inductees Ty Dietz and Doc Carter (both performing Saturday night at House of Rock, along with local legends Daniel Brodhag and Shayna Sands

To get your early bird badges today, visit HERE!

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Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019: This week we are spotlighting our local songwriters performing at the 2020 #CCSongwritersFestival.
We begin with our first two CC Songwriters Hall of Fame Inductees (2016), the legendary Matt Hole and Tom Whitehurst! Tom will be performing on Friday, Feb. 14 during the Late-Night Showcase at BUS, and Matt will be performing Saturday, Feb. 15 during the Late-Night Showcase at House of Rock!

To get your early bird badges today, visit HERE!

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Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019: SPOTLIGHT: Our 2020 #CCSongwritersFestival VIP ALL-ACCESS BADGE — currently offered at our early bird price — gets you into three days of music and performances for over 40 songwriters, including BEN KWELLER, ORDINARY ELEPHANT, ADAM & CHRIS CARROLL, JAIMEE HARRIS, GEORGE ENSLE, CHUCK HAWTHORNE, LIBBY KOCH, CLAUDE BUTCH MORGAN; four WORKSHOPS, AND VIP Mixers and discounts! 

Get your badge HERE today before prices go up at the end of the year!

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Friday, Nov. 8, 2019: ANNOUNCING SIX MORE songwriters performing at the 2020 #CCSongwritersFestival — Feb. 14-16, 2020!

Ranging in different styles and genres, these next six songwriters embody why we do what we do. Ruby Dice & Calloway Ritch, Art & Lisa (feat. fest alum Lisa Beck Crawford), 2019 CCSF Co-Best of Fest Winner Ireland, CCSF Vice President and local Garrett Wieland, one half of the legendary McKay Brothers — Hollin McKay, and our 2019 Spring Songwriting Contest Winner — Dylan Tanner! 

You can catch them each performing various showcases throughout the festival. For the full lineup, click HERE

To purchase your early bird badges today, visit HERE

As always, we continue to offer sponsorship, vendor and volunteer opportunities. For info, email ccsongwriters@gmail.com

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Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019: ANNOUNCING the next batch of our amazing songwriters performing at the 2020 #CCSongwritersFestival — Feb. 14-16, 2020!

From Austin, TX, we have Natalie Price, and Ray Prim; from San Antonio is 2012 Kerville Folk Fest’s New Folk Winner Nicolette Good; from Buda is Tom Meny; and from Nashville is Chris Moyse! You can catch all of them performing on Sunday, Feb. 16 at EXECUTIVE SURF CLUB, and during other various showcases throughout the weekend!

To purchase your early bird badges today, visit HERE

As always, we continue to offer sponsorship, vendor and volunteer opportunities. For info, email ccsongwriters@gmail.com

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Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019: ANNOUNCING the next batch of our phenomenal songwriters performing at the 2020 #CCSongwritersFestival — Feb. 14-16, 2020!

From Austin, TX, we have Patterson Barrett, Jana Pochop and Alex Winters; from South Texas, we have Yosh & Yimmy, and Buddy Wright (who now lives in Nashville)! You can catch all of them on Sunday, Feb. 16 at EXECUTIVE SURF CLUB, and during other various showcases throughout the weekend!

Early bird badges and tickets will go on sale HERE on Friday, Nov. 1!

As always, we continue to offer sponsorship, vendor and volunteer opportunities. For info, email ccsongwriters@gmail.com

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Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019: ANNOUNCING the next batch of amazing songwriters performing at the 2020 #CCSongwritersFestival — Feb. 14-16, 2020!

Chuck Hawthorne, Libby Koch, Sean Gasaway, Grace Pettis, and locals Bruce Gambill, and 2017 CCSW Hall-of-Famer Doc Carter! All will be performing on Sunday, Feb. 16 at EXECUTIVE SURF CLUB!

Early bird badges and tickets will go on sale HERE on Friday, Nov. 1!

As always, we continue to offer sponsorship, vendor and volunteer opportunities. For info, email ccsongwriters@gmail.com

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Monday, Oct. 28, 2019: ANNOUNCING more songwriters performing at the 2020 #CCSongwritersFestival — Feb. 14-16, 2020!

Rachel Reese & Jesse LaFave (of Austin, TX), Haunted Like Human (from Nashville); Ty Dietz, Shayna Sands, and Daniel Brodhag (all from Corpus Christi)! Rachel & Jesse will be performing on Sunday during our Main Event Showcase at EXECUTIVE SURF CLUB, Haunted Like Human will perform on Friday night during our Opening Night Showcase at TEXAS SURF MUSEUM, while Ty, Shayna, and Daniel will be performing during our Saturday Night Showcase at HOUSE OF ROCK!

Early bird badges and tickets will go on sale HERE on Friday, Nov. 1!

As always, we continue to offer sponsorship, vendor and volunteer opportunities. For info, email ccsongwriters@gmail.com

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Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019: ANNOUNCING the second batch of official songwriters performing at the 2020 #CCSongwritersFestival — Feb. 14-16, 2020!

Ordinary Elephant (International Folk Music Awards 2017 Artist of the Year), Claude “Butch” Morgan (Kerrville Newfolk Songwriters Contest Finalist), and Chris Beall (of the South Austin Moonlighters)! Ordinary Elephant will headline our Opening Night Showcase at the TEXAS SURF MUSEUM on Friday, Feb. 14, 2020, along with Claude “Butch” Morgan; Chris will perform on Sunday during our Main Event Showcase at EXECUTIVE SURF CLUB!

As always, we continue to offer sponsorship, vendor and volunteer opportunities. For info, email ccsongwriters@gmail.com

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Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019: ANNOUNCING the first batch of official songwriters performing at the 2020 #CCSongwritersFestival — Feb. 14-16, 2020!

Jaimee Harris, Adam & Chris Carroll, George Ensle, Michael O’Connor, and Jeff Plankenhorn! George will be opening the festival on Friday, Feb. 14 at the TEXAS SURF MUSEUM, and Jaimee, Adam, Chris, Michael and Jeff will all be performing in a showcase on the evening of Saturday, Feb. 15 at HOUSE OF ROCK.

Early bird badges and tickets will go on sale HERE on Friday, Nov. 1!

As always, we continue to offer sponsorship, vendor and volunteer opportunities. For info, email ccsongwriters@gmail.com

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ANNOUNCING the 2020 #CCSongwritersFestival, a three-day event taking place at multiple venues across the Coastal Bend, featuring 30+ songwriters, including ADAM CARROLL & CHRIS CARROLL, JAIMEE HARRIS, GEORGE ENSLE, MICHAEL O’CONNOR & JEFF PLANKENHORN (more songwriters & performers to be announced soon.)

We are accepting submissions to perform at the 2020 #CCSongwritersFestival until Nov. 1, 2019. To submit, GO HERE.

Early and pre-sale tickets and passes will be on sale soon beginning November 1, 2019.

As always, we continue to offer sponsorship, vendor and volunteer opportunities. For info, email ccsongwriters@gmail.com

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