2019 Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival, Music Awards & Conference

The 2019 Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival, Music Awards and Conference will be held from Feb. 15-17, 2019, and feature international, national and regionally renowned songwriters during a three-day event, hosting an array of concerts, workshops, and other songwriting-related events — kicking off on Thursday, Feb. 15 and running through Sunday, Feb. 17. (There will be very special Valentine’s Day dinner and song-swap for SPONSORS and VIP BADGE HOLDERS only, on Thursday, Feb. 14.)

Events will simultaneously take place in both downtown Corpus Christi and in town, giving festival-goers, and visiting songwriters alike, the opportunity to see all that our beautiful city has to offer.

Thanks to a partnership with Aloft Corpus Christi, we will be offering an All-Inclusive Package, with a 2-night stay at the brand new hotel, plus access to all Festival-related events, brunches, mixers, and work shop! More information on this exciting opportunity COMING SOON!


This year, the #CCSongwritersFestival boasts an impressive line-up of over 30 songwriters, including Ian Moore, Walt WilkinsSusan Gibson, George Ensle, Ken Gaines, Claude Butch Morgan, Lisa Beck, Al Barlow, Shayna Sands, Jana Pochop, Doc Carter, and more! Songwriters will perform Friday night, Saturday night, and all-day Sunday! 

Awards Ceremony Brunch

On Sunday, Feb. 17, an Awards Ceremony Brunch will be held at the Aloft Corpus Christi, with awards given to local and regional songwriters and performers nominated by our community and CCSW Board of Directors (who will not be eligible for nominations), and judged by a non-partial / outside Jury.


  • Songwriter of the Year
  • Lyric of the Year
  • Melody of the Year
  • Presenting the 2018 Corpus Christi Songwriters Hall-of-Fame Honorees (Lisa Beck, Shayna Sands, Sonny Salinas, Ray Summy, Rick Hoefel) and announcing our two 2018 Inductees. 
  • Best of Fest Award, to be announced at the end of the festival.

Songwriting Workshop with Susan Gibson & George Ensle

This year, on Saturday, Feb. 16, we will host two separate workshops. A morning workshop with TBA, and an afternoon workshop with renowned songwriters Susan Gibson and George Ensle, and the evening will conclude with a very special song-swap between the two of them. 

More on Corpus Christi Songwriters:

Corpus Christi Songwriters (CCSW) – an extension of Corpus Christi PATCH,  a 501(c)3 – is dedicated to providing resources, education and a spring-board for local songwriters in the Corpus Christi area.

Founded in 2014, CC 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 The Churchyard; Workshops and Retreats throughout the year, and the Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival, Music Awards & Conference, to be held every February.

As an association, we offer membership incentives, programs, contests, and more! For more information about our association, and/or joining – visit: cc-songwriters.com