2020 Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival, Music Awards & Conference

The 2020 Corpus Christi Songwriters Festival, Music Awards and Conference will be held from Feb. 14-16, 2020, and will 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 Friday, Feb. 14 and running through Sunday, Feb. 16.

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.


This year, the #CCSongwritersFestival boasts an impressive line-up of over 30 songwriters, including Adam Carroll & Chris Carroll, Ordinary Elephant, Jaimee Harris, George Ensle, Michael O’Connor & Jeff Plankenhorn. Songwriters will perform Friday night, Saturday night, and all-day Sunday! 

Awards Ceremony Brunch

On Sunday, Feb. 16, an Awards Ceremony Brunch will be held at Nueces Brewery, 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 2019 Corpus Christi Songwriters Hall-of-Fame Honorees and announcing our two 2019 Inductees. 
  • Best of Fest Award, to be announced at the end of the festival.

Songwriting Workshops & Seminars

This year, on Saturday, Feb. 15, we will host four separate workshops/seminars. A morning workshop on song structure with George Ensle, a workshop on branding in the music business with Jana Pochop, and afternoon workshops with Sean Gasoway and renowned songwriters Adam Carroll & Chris Carroll.

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