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Songwriter Night – Water House Foods, Thursday night

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This Thursday night,  April 18th, Rich Baumann hosts this intimate songwriter night which will feature performers Tom Kastle, Richard Skeat (a.k.a. The Big Swell) and Jim Barnard sharing their original music at Water House Foods in Lake Mills at 7:00 p.m. Cover is only $5 and there will be a chance for audience members to share a song right before the performance at 6:30. Take a short drive out to Water House Foods and support great music at a great new venue!

Acoustic Music Night at Talula – April 12th

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The Madison Songwriters Guild will join forces with Talula‘s acoustic jam for a new monthly songwriter night starting this Tuesday, April 12th at 8 p.m. This growing acoustic jam will give songwriters a chance to play with a backing band. In April, Rich Baumann and Tom Kastle will represent MSG, but everyone is welcome. Musicians are encouraged to get up on stage to jam with the band or to try out a tune and have the band jam along.

Already known for great food and music, this event will become a songwriter favorite, so check it out.

Talula is located at 802 Atlas Avenue, Madison, WI 53714, or call (608) 441-1977.

March Song Showdown – 3/6

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The Song Showdown rolls on Wednesday, March 6th at 7 p.m. at Red Dragon TV, 109 E. Lakeside St. in Madison. Hosted by 2010’s Song Showdown winner, Wolfgang Lochner, the Showdown is also webcast live on http://www.reddragontv.tv.

Come to compete, play at the open mic, or to cheer on your favorite performer. Everyone’s welcome to play in the open mic, but you must be an MSG member to compete in the Showdown and new members may sign up at the event.

Songwriter Night – 2/10 @ Water House Foods

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This Thursday night, guest host Dave Schindele takes over this intimate songwriter night which will feature performers Patrick McCormick and Stephen Lee Rich sharing their original music at Water House Foods in Lake Mills at 7:00 p.m. Cover is only $5 and there will be a chance for audience members to share a song right before the performance at 6:30. Take a short drive out to Water House Foods and support great music at a great new venue.

For more information, check out the Events page.

Song Showdown resumes in February!

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The Song Showdown kicks off again on Wed., 2/2 and continues on the first Wednesday of every month at Red Dragon TV, 109 E. Lakeside in Madison. This new edition will be hosted by 2010’s Song Showdown winner, Wolfgang Lochner.

The Showdown will start at 7:00 p.m. and be webcast live each month on http://www.reddragontv.tv. Come to compete, play during the open mic, or just be part of the fun. Everyone’s welcome to play in the open mic. However, only MSG members may compete in the Showdown, but new members can sign up on the spot.

Red Dragon TV looking for hosts

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Red Dragon TV wants on-air talent! They need rotating hosts for their weekly open mic and feature artists for their Friday night program, “Red Dragon Concert Stage.” For more details about the open mic or the Friday night show, contact Ari John Whitewolf at reddragon@reddragontv.tv.

Songwriter Night – 12/9 @ Water House Foods

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This Thursday night, Rich Baumann and friends share original music at Water House Foods located at 110 East Lake Street in scenic downtown Lake Mills. The music starts at 6:30 p.m. and costs a paltry 5 bucks. Take a short drive out to Water House Foods and support great music at a great new venue.

For more information, check out the Events page.

Song Showdown – 8/11 @ The Alchemy

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The next MSG Song Showdown is Wednesday, June 9th at 8:30 p.m. at The AlchemyJim Schwall hosts.

You must be an MSG member to compete in this event, and MSG members help judge the contestants, but new members can sign up on the spot! And, anyone can take part in the open mic.

Find out more about the Song Showdown, prizes, and how to be part of it on our Events page. Come down and be a part of a great night of music, whether or not you play in the Showdown.

Special Songwriter Night @ Cafe Carpe – 6/4

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Cafe Carpe and MSG present a songwriter night this Thursday, June 4th from 8-11, featuring Rich Baumann, Stephen Lee Rich, Sandy Andina, and Kris Adams. The show kicks of with a Song Share from 8-8:30, so bring your instrument and sign up for your chance to play at the listening room that is the Cafe Carpe.

Cafe Carpe is located in downtown Fort Atkinson at 18 S.Water Street West, about 35 miles southeast of Madison. Check out their site for directions.

Songwriter Night – Friday, May 14th @ 7:00

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Rich Baumann hosts another local songwriter night on Friday, May 14th at 7:00 p.m. at Crossroads Coffeehouse in Cross Plains. Dave Schindele will be joining Rich and co-hosting.

This month’s featured songwriters are Paul Stiegler and John Duggleby.  There will be a sign-up for others to play a song and the evening typically ends with some jamming. You’re guaranteed an evening of good music, good coffee and good company. Cost is $5.