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Songwriters in the Round – Wed, June 27th

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Madison Songwriters Guild holds our premier event, Songwriters in the Round, at The Brink Lounge on E. Washington this Wednesday, June 27th starting at 7:00 pm. This month features the variety-packed line-up of unique songwriters Dan Hazlett, Rich Baumann, and The Big Swell.

Join us for a heaping helping of original music for a paltry $5. For more information about Songwriters In the Round, check out our Events page.

Songwriters Retreat – 6/22 to 6/24

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It’s not too late to sign up for Madison Songwriters Guild’s 3rd annual Songwriters Retreat from June 22-24th, 2012.

This year’s retreat will be hosted by Dan Hazlett. Dan is a producer, sound engineer, playwright, musician, singer, songwriter and businessman who has achieved notoriety in events and songwriting contests nationwide, and has worked with some truly top notch musicians.

Cost is $289 with some scholarships available and includes meals and lodging at the Bethel Horizons Retreat Center, 4651 County Road Zz in Dodgeville, WI, 53533.

Contact rich@richbaumann.com or call 608-241-2615 for more information or to enroll.

Monthly Critique – 6/20 @ 7 pm

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MSG holds its monthly song critique on Wednesday, June 20th at 7 p.m. at Noodles & Company on University Avenue. Bring a song or lyric to play live or on a CD and get instant feedback from local songwriters, and give some of your own. Incomplete, new or nearly new songs , in particular, are encouraged.

***We’ve added a new feature to the critique called the Monthly Song Challenge. In June, the challenge is aimed at those of us who procrastinate: Complete a song that you’ve started or always thought about writing but haven’t started and bring it to the critique to share. We will present a new challenge for July at June’s critique.

Check out the Events page for more details and we’ll see you there!