Thursday, April 6, 2017
10:30 – 11:00 am: Registration at Cabin #2 at Lake End Park
*Wristband Purchases for Attendees $10 – gets you discounts on food & beverages at festival venues*
11:00 am – 5:00 pm: Songwriters’ Retreats – Established locations throughout the community (such as The Bell Tower, Lake End Park, and on Scott Green Properties) are made available to visiting songwriters who sign up to use the area for inspiration and songwriting
1:00 pm: Brian DeBruler – CD Release Preparation and Promotion Strategy
2:00 pm: Brigitte London – The Importance of Social Media and Authentic Branding
3:00 pm: Neil Hamilton – The Fire Inside: Passion, Art, and Wayne Mills
6:00 pm: Bayou Sunset Pickin’ Party – VIP Gold Pass Holders (Sponsors, Songwriters, Guest Festival Representatives) will set sail out of Lake End Park by boat, into the beautiful Louisiana Bayou to watch the sunset and be entertained by the songwriters as they have a Pickin’ Party on the Bayou. Everyone will be returned to Lake End Park Pavillion to enjoy the Cliff Hillebran Band.
8:00 pm: Road To 3rd Street Official Kick-off Party with The Cliff Hillebran Band at Lake End Park Pavillion! Enjoy the Songwriter Mixer and meet many of the performing writers, as well as other attendees from across the country! OPEN TO THE PUBLIC – FREE ADMISSION!